Cloud Management Fergus Feehily 2006

The rain gently strikes the window as early evening arrives. I roll down the shutter on the outside of the window, hoping, as usual, that it doesn’t jam, and stop mid flow. In the middle or near middle of the outside of this shutter, pale grey in colour, someone has written in magic marker, ‘hard to stop’. Nearby, on the pavement, someone else, or for that matter the same person has chosen to spray in a lime green spray, ‘alone’. One day I walked outside to find a small sparrow, lying dead, feet up just below this green word. Alone.
I walk down the hall to the kitchen and past a pile of books that I have been reading over the last while. Sitting near each other, implausibly, a study of Black Metal, ’Lords of Chaos’ where anthropology and Burzum meet, and Daniel Dennett’s ‘Darwin’s Dangerous Idea’. One about death, one about the origins of life.
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Fergus Feehily

a beautiful recommendation i received

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Pierrette Bloch Retrospective at Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris

Last week, the Karsten Greve Gallery in Paris opened an exhibition of the work of the French artist Pierrette Bloch. Pierrette Bloch is considered as one of the most renowned French Post-War Abstract artists. The solo show presents different stages of the artist’s work in the form of a retrospective starting with works done in the 1950′s and continung up until the present day.

Pierrette Bloch’s work is characterized by the use of poor materials and reduced motifs. She works with collages, ink on paper, hardboard, rope and horsehair. Her favorite forms of reference are dots, lines and hyphens.

After working with thick textured oil paint, in 1952 Pierrette Bloch began working with collages. Since 1971 she has also been working with China ink on paper. In 1973 she produced her first large hair mesh while continuing ink drawings with dots on paper. Around 1984 Pierrette Bloch began working with horsehair sculpture.

Pierrette Bloch’s work belongs to numerous private and public collections such as the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.

Pierrette Bloch at Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris. Opening reception, January 8, 2011.

frank badur

Letter from BERLIN: FRANK BADUR, Why Pattern?

Fruehsorge Contemporary Drawings, Berlin
October 31, 2009 – January 8, 2010
Frank Badur has been part of the Berlin scene from the time he studied here, between 1963 and 1969. He became a professor at the University of Art in 1985, and, like many other German artists who maintain successful international careers, he has continued to teach. This has resulted in a certain continuity in German art, which makes it less subject to the vagaries of fashion that affect places like London so damagingly. His influence on many younger artists, such as Tim Stapel, Rebecca Michaelis, and Katinka Pilscheur, who are sustaining an interest in abstraction, is becoming more evident. At fruehsorge contemporary drawings, a gallery dedicated exclusively to drawing, Frank Badur is exhibiting two groups of works on paper; concurrently, he is presenting new paintings at Hammish Morrison Galerie and an edition of prints at Galerie Jordan Seydoux, both also in Berlin.

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Martin Noël

Martin Noël
Serie Madeira (türkis), 2005
Mischtechnik aus Linoleum, Holz
42 x 30 x 7 cm


"Drawing is the probity of art." - J.A.D. Ingres

Noun: The quality of having strong moral principles; honesty and decency