Zoe Leonard at the 2014 Whitney Biennal, New York
Zoe Leonard has transformed a section of the Whitney Museum’s fourth floor gallery into a large camera obscura, drawing attention to both the museum’s building and the busy city outside.
For more on this body of work, see Zoe Leonard: Available Light (published by Ridinghouse and Dancing Foxes Press to coincide with the 2014 Whitney Biennal installation).
The artist will be signing copies of the book at the Whitney Museum on Wedneday, 23 April from 6.30–8pm. Leonard will be joined by Eileen Myles, who will read from her work, at this free event.
Press for Pirates and Farmers by Dave Hickey
Two extracts from Pirates and Farmers: Essays on Taste are included in the latest issue of PICPUS, a free, quarterly journal with a focus on the arts, story-telling and criticism founded by Simon Grant and Charles Asprey.
Dave Hickey’s newest body of essays, Pirates and Farmers, questions and challenges the cultural status quo in his trademark witty style. For more on this title, see the Ridinghouse website.
Press for Black Sun
'When this little guy arrived the description said it was a “catalogue”, but we don’t think that gives it the recognition it deserves so we’re going to call it a book, it’s got the title impressed into the cover for goodness’ sake!'
Read more about the book on the Ridinghouse website.
Spotted: Anya Gallaccio at TENOVERSIX, Los Angeles
Anya Gallaccio’s ephemeral installations and sculptures over her 20-year career use nature’s uncertain qualities to embrace new forms and question contemporary society. For more on this comprehensive monograph, see the Ridinghouse website.
Abstract Drawing at Drawing Room, London
The group exhibition is curated by Turner Prize-winning artist Richard Deacon, and explores the idea of ‘abstraction’ in drawing. The exhibition continues until Saturday, 19 April, and is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue published by Ridinghouse.
Coinciding with the exhibition’s run, a special Ridinghouse pop-up bookstore at Drawing Room features books on many artists included in the exhibition: David Batchelor, Bob Law, Alison Wilding, amongst others.
All proceeds from the pop-up support Drawing Room, an independent and non-profit gallery dedicated to contemporary drawing.
Images courtesy Drawing Room, photographer Dan Weill.
Spotted: Tate Britain
Great to see Nicholas Pope at the Tate Britain bookstore!
Nicholas Pope’s multivalent sculpture explores the inherent physical qualities of his materials. This landmark monograph presents the first substantial overview of his work and includes an introduction to the artist’s life and career by Tate Britain Director Penelope Curtis.
From the backlist: Anya Gallaccio
A side by side comparison of Anya Gallaccio’s Preserve ‘Beauty’ (1991/2003), taken from the artist’s comprehensive monograph published in 2013 by Ridinghouse.
New title: Black Sun
The multiple notions embedded within the ‘black sun’ are explored in this publication conceived by the artist Shezad Dawood.
Accompanying a travelling exhibition at Devi Art Foundation (until 27 April) and Arnolfini (forthcoming, 2015), this catalogue examines structures that look to deconstruct or displace our everyday modes of seeing.
For further information and spreads, see the Ridinghouse website.
Tess Jaray at Djanogly Art Gallery, Nottingham
Landscapes of Space: Paintings & Prints by Tess Jaray runs at Djanogly Art Gallery, Nottingham until 27 April.
The exhibition coincides with the publication of the first monograph on the artist published by Ridinghouse and Djanogly Art Gallery. See the Ridinghouse website for more on The Art of Tess Jaray.