Connect with us

Uncategorized

Roger Ackling, The Edge of Things – Annely Juda Fine Art – London

Published

on



Annely Juda Fine Art is pleased to present Roger Ackling ‘The Edge of Things’.  The exhibition will be on our third floor gallery from 26 January – 3 March 2023. 
Roger Ackling (1947-2014) made artworks using found wooden objects, beach flotsam and jetsam, broken crates and lost carpentry which he marked with dense black lines and shapes. These lines and shapes were formed by burning lines into the wood using focused sunlight through a magnifying lens. Sometimes the wooden objects were burnt and transcribed where they were found, be it on a beach or in the countryside. The lines on the work being thicker the closer the sun was to the Earth (be that summer or nearer to the equator) and different parts of the world produced different weathering and ageing. Japanese wood and wood from the Orkneys having a remarkable similarity, reflecting their extreme weather conditions.
When Roger Ackling came to Annely Juda Fine Art to install a new show he would arrive in the gallery with a new batch of works, sometimes carried in a small, rigid, black suitcase. The works would usually be from a series with common shapes and themes, reflecting what he had been working on over the previous year or two. Sometimes he introduced new parameters to the works in the form of similar found objects (garden tools, vegetable packing crates, cedar roofing tiles for example) or added ancillary materials (mapping pins, elastic bands) as well as common visual themes that arose from the formal way in which he burnt the found objects. His approach to installing an exhibition was to allow himself room to react to the architecture and space of the gallery. With the works laid out he would enter into a dialogue with the space. Sometimes introducing a plinth or a shelf to display a work, the placements might play with the edge of a wall or a ceiling beam.  Works would disappear around corners, be shown at floor level or high up close to the ceiling. They would be balanced and perched on small boxes, painted and made to blend into the gallery walls or sometimes an area of colour painted on the wall to act as two-dimensional shelf, or lines of black thread would be pinned along walls, unifying a group of works on an artificial horizon line.
It is with this process in mind that we approached this exhibition, as an installation that represents some of Ackling’s themes and his previous approaches to his making shows. The exhibition will consist broadly of two groups of works.  Firstly, works that balance, perch and hang on blocks and shelves, and objects that hover or balance on the edge of things. This also reflects the way the works were made and look.  The burnt lines drawn around the pieces of wood sometimes stop, edges are sometimes left bare, shape and form are enhanced and defined by the direction of the lines or even their absence.  Gaps and spaces highlight corners, the lines transcribe borders and voids within the objects, hollowed out spaces are shadowed and deepened with the black carbon lines that underline those spaces. Ackling places the line to further delineate the object, to underline its character or give extra meaning to the form and creates works that can be defined as both sculpture and drawing.
Secondly, works have been selected around a common theme that recurred throughout Roger’s work: the diamond. This dynamic shape appears singly, in pairs, in groups, linearly and in grid form with some of the diamonds fat and squat, some equal angled square rhombuses and others thin lozenge shaped. Sometimes lines are thick and dense, at others lighter and spaced out.  Wood grains and painted surfaces show through the semi-transparent shapes. At times the diamonds trace the edges of objects or fill the flat faces and occupy the entire work, stacked vertically or in horizontal groupings. Sometimes they hover, isolated on the edge opposite a corresponding space, obviously vacant from what would be a balancing position. Ackling uses the diamonds to point to or balance a feature, frame a shape, highlight a space or undermine balance, to play the lopsided card. This is the strength in Ackling’s work, this formal composition, dynamic hard-edged painterly abstraction wrapped around three-dimensional objects to create artworks that are at times beautifully balanced and at other times unbalanced, skewed and mismatched.   Simply satisfying in their absolute abstraction, they are reminiscent of Malevich’s black squares and Mondrian’s lozenge shaped paintings. This formal element can be appreciated without requiring any knowledge of the complexity of the making of the work; sunlight focused to burn and transcribe shapes on objects – sometimes found – where Roger would transmute this discarded material into the final, finished artworks.
Roger Ackling
Ackling lived and worked in London and Norfolk. He died in 2014 at the age of 67. Annely Juda Fine Art enjoyed a long relationship with him spanning many decades including numerous solo exhibitions as well as group and curated shows and exclusively represents his estate. Ackling’s works have been exhibited extensively worldwide including major solo shows throughout Europe, USA, Australia and Japan and in group exhibitions including; Tate Britain and Tate Modern, Serpentine Gallery, Kettles Yard, Stedelijk Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tokyo.  He is also represented in many major public collections including the British Museum, Tate Collection, Victoria and Albert Museum and the Stedelijk Museum.
Annely Juda Fine Art
Annely Juda (1914 – 2006) established the Molton Gallery (1960 – 1963) and then the Hamilton Galleries (1963 – 1967) in London before opening Annely Juda Fine Art with her son, David Juda, on 16th June 1968 in a warehouse space on London’s Tottenham Mews. The gallery became known for exhibiting works from Russian Constructivism, the Bauhaus and De Stijl movements alongside contemporary British and international artists. In 1990, the gallery moved to its current location at 23 Dering Street off New Bond Street in London’s Mayfair and remains under the directorship of David Juda. The gallery presents exhibitions of its represented artists along with curated group exhibitions.
Annely Juda Fine Art
23 Dering St, London W1S 1AW, United Kingdom

Roger Ackling, The Edge of Things – Annely Juda Fine Art – London

Event Title: Roger Ackling, The Edge of ThingsEvent Description: Roger Ackling (1947-2014) made artworks using found wooden objects, beach flotsam and jetsam, broken crates and lost carpentry which he marked with dense black lines and shapes. These lines and shapes were formed by burning lines into the wood using focused sunlight through a magnifying lens. Start date: January 26, 2023End date: March 3, 2023Location name: Annely Juda Fine ArtAddress: 23 Dering St, London W1S 1AW, United Kingdom

.review-total-box {
display: block;
}
.wp-review-462319.review-wrapper.wp-review-circle-type .review-total-wrapper > .review-total-box > div { display: none; }
.wp-review-462319.review-wrapper .review-star.review-total {
color: #fff;
margin-top: 10px;
}
.wp-review-462319.review-wrapper .user-total-wrapper .user-review-title {
display: inline-block;
color: #000000;
text-transform: uppercase;
letter-spacing: 1px;
padding: 0;
}
.wp-review-462319.review-wrapper.wp-review-circle-type .review-total-wrapper .review-circle.review-total {
margin: auto 0;
padding-top: 10px;
width: auto;
height: 100%;
clear: both;
}
.wp-review-462319.review-wrapper.wp-review-circle-type .user-total-wrapper h5.user-review-title {
margin-top: 12px;
}
.wp-review-462319.review-wrapper.wp-review-circle-type .user-total-wrapper span.user-review-title {
margin-top: 4px;
}
.wp-review-462319.review-wrapper .reviewed-item {
padding: 22px;
border-bottom: 2px solid;
}
.wp-review-462319.review-wrapper.wp-review-circle-type .review-total-wrapper > .review-total-box {
display: block;
}
.wp-review-462319.review-wrapper .user-review-area .review-percentage,
.wp-review-462319.review-wrapper .user-review-area .review-point {
width: 20%;
float: right;
margin-top: 5px;
}
.wp-review-462319 .wpr-user-features-rating {
float: left;
width: 100%;
}
.wp-review-462319.review-wrapper .user-review-title {
color: inherit;
padding: 12px 22px;
}
.wp-review-462319.review-wrapper,
.wp-review-462319.review-wrapper .review-title,
.wp-review-462319.review-wrapper .review-list li,
.wp-review-462319.review-wrapper .review-list li:last-child,
.wp-review-462319.review-wrapper .user-review-area,
.wp-review-462319.review-wrapper .reviewed-item,
.wp-review-462319.review-wrapper .review-links,
.wp-review-462319.review-wrapper .wpr-user-features-rating,
.wp-review-462319.review-wrapper .review-list,
.wp-review-462319.review-wrapper .review-pros-cons,
.wp-review-462319.review-wrapper .review-pros-cons .review-pros {
border-color: #e8e8e8;
}
.wp-review-462319 .review-embed-code { padding: 7px 22px 15px; }
.wp-review-462319 .wpr-rating-accept-btn {
background: #ffcc00;
margin: 10px 22px 0;
width: -moz-calc(100% – 44px);
width: -webkit-calc(100% – 44px);
width: -o-calc(100% – 44px);
width: calc(100% – 44px);
border-radius: 3px;
}
@media screen and (max-width:1100px) {
.wp-review-462319 .review-list li {
padding: 30px 20px 20px 20px;
}
}
@media screen and (max-width:767px) {
.wp-review-462319 .review-list li {
width: 50%;
border-bottom: 2px solid;
}
.wp-review-462319 .review-list li:last-child,
.wp-review-462319 .review-list li:nth-last-child(-n + 2):nth-child(2n + 1),
.wp-review-462319 .review-list li:nth-last-child(-n + 2):nth-child(2n + 1) ~ li { border-bottom: 0; }
.wp-review-462319 .review-list li:nth-of-type(2n) {
border-right: none;
}
.wp-review-462319.wp-review-circle-type .review-list li:nth-child(3n+3) { border-right: 2px solid #e8e8e8; }
}
@media screen and (max-width:480px) {
.wp-review-462319.review-wrapper .review-desc,
.wp-review-462319.review-wrapper .review-total-wrapper {
width: 100%;
}
.wp-review-462319.review-wrapper .review-pros-cons .review-pros,
.wp-review-462319.review-wrapper .review-pros-cons .review-cons {
flex: 100%;
padding: 15px;
border: 0;
}
.wp-review-462319.review-wrapper .review-pros-cons .review-cons {
padding-top: 0;
}
.wp-review-462319.review-wrapper .review-total-wrapper {
border-left: none;
border-top: 2px solid #e8e8e8;
padding: 15px;
}
.wp-review-462319.review-wrapper .review-links { padding: 15px 15px 5px; }
.wp-review-462319.wp-review-circle-type .review-list li:nth-child(3n+3) { border-right: 0; }
.wp-review-462319.wp-review-point-type .review-list li,
.wp-review-462319.wp-review-percentage-type .review-list li {
width: 100%;
}
}
]]>

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

E-posta hesabınız yayımlanmayacak. Gerekli alanlar * ile işaretlenmişlerdir

Uncategorized

ICE London 2023 to feature exhibitors from record 68 nations – IAG

Published

on

By



Industry trade show ICE London will feature exhibitors from a record 68 nations, topping the previous best of 65 set three years ago, according to organizer Clarion Gaming.
ICE London returns as a full-sized show for the first time since 2020 from 7 to 9 February, with the total 623 exhibitors representing everything from Argentina to Australia and Macau to Mexico.
“No other exhibition in the gaming space can come anywhere near the internationalism of ICE,” said Clarion Gaming Managing Director, Stuart Hunter.
“To have 68 nations represented by our community of exhibitors means that visitors are immediately part of what is a global experience with unique access to the smartest gaming innovators drawn from every corner of the world. There are very few exhibitions of scale in any industry sector which are able to compare with such international representation and legitimately lay claim to being a ‘global’ or a ‘world’ event.
“Once an event is recognized as being genuinely international, stakeholder groups including brands, regulators, trade associations, media groups and strategic industry-wide bodies focus their activities accordingly.
“Research that we’ve undertaken has shown that for many people ICE and iGB Affiliate London actually start on the Sunday preceding and finish on the following Saturday. In that week we estimate that over 100 gambling industry events will take place outside of the show hours providing a new and compelling perspective on why ICE and iGB Affiliate London are so influential and important to the world industry.”
IAG will have a team of four at ICE London next week. Visit us at Stand ND7-C.

Continue Reading

Uncategorized

David Ford and Annie Dressner Live in London

Published

on

By


There’s something special about London on a Saturday night – there’s a certain buzz in the air as you head into the Capital city. For me that buzz was extra special, as I was going to see David Ford and Annie Dressner at The Lexington in Islington. I literally listened to their ’10 Days (Live)’ album for the first time a week ago, but since then it’s been on repeat and heading in I knew that the night was going to be special.
The Lexington is a great place for music, with a bar on the ground floor before heading up the winding stairs to the spacious venue itself. And as the crowd started coming in, the atmosphere in the room was growing by the minute.
Opening the night was Scottish singer songwriter Gary Stewart. He set the night off really well, with an engaging set that got the crowd onside from the start. He opened with his 2021 single ‘Hot To Trot‘ and you already knew the set was going to be a good one – a rousing folk song with great lyrical dexterity. The highlight of the set was ‘Frontlines’, a simply gorgeous song (check out a YouTube video of the song here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDCLwYwsesk). Gary ended with a fine cover of Paul Simon’s ‘Song for the Asking’.
It was time for a quick visit to the bar before settling down for the main event. 
The duo appeared on the stage to great applause, David in an orange shirt and Annie in a sparkling black dress. They opened with ‘Easy Falling’, the first song that I’ve ever heard of theirs, and a song that convinced me I needed to listen to the rest of the album. This slow and moving number is a touching love song and shows off the brilliant harmonies of David and Annie – there’s something special about the English (David) and US accents (Annie) mingling in the way that they do. 
Throughout the set, there were so many highlights. ‘Something I’ll Have to Learn‘ is a song with an almost timeless feel that feels like a conversation in song, Annie’s original ‘Strangers Who Knew Each Other’s Names‘ was simply brilliant and ‘Some Folks Are Lucky I Guess‘ is a song with a great sentiment. ‘Can’t Help What I Want‘ (below) is a great example of those brilliant harmonies that the two share.

‘Trash‘, a cover of the Suede hit, was a particular highlight – a song that was a nice surprise on the live album. As they break into ‘Oh maybe, maybe it’s the clothes you wear‘ it almost feels like this was a song that Suede wrote for David and Annie, their version is that good. Outstanding.
The set had a second cover, a song that Annie introduced as ‘an American classic‘. This classic was ‘Ain’t No Pleasing You‘ from Chas and Dave, a song that typified the cockney sound of London back in the 1980’s. I love the way they re-worked it and there was something special about the way Annie sings the word ‘Darling’ in her US twang that just resonated and put a smile on my face.
There were great moments of humour throughout the night, the chat between the two great. At one point mid-song, Annie passed her guitar to David, exclaiming ‘I knew there were chords in this song, I just didn’t know which ones‘ which had the crowd laughing.
The best of the night was saved till last. ‘Warning Sign’ had quickly become my favourite song from the pair and hearing it live in person lived up to all expectations. There’s such a beauty in live music, and hearing songs like this with other people in a venue can really bring a song home – and almost even change your own personal relationship with a song.
The final song of the night (there was no encore as David explained that they literally had no more songs!) was ‘Put Me In A Corner’. Annie’s vocals take the lead in this track and it was just magical, the emotion of the song emanating from the stage and filling the room. You can listen and see for yourself below.

You never know what to expect when you see an artist or artists perform for the first time. Some exceed expectations and some just don’t hit the heights you expect. In David Ford and Annie Dressner, it was definitely the former. The gig was stripped back – just two people on a stage creating a moment. And what a moment it was.
Annie and David and reviewer Nick Cantwell
Check out their websites and hit and follow the social links!
http://www.dressnerford.com/

Home


http://anniedressner.com/
***Note – I need to say a word about the audience for the gig. The audience was impeccable, with barely any talking at all at any point (apart from whispered orders at the bar). Credit goes to Gary, Annie and David, who managed to grab the audience from the start, but also to everyone there. If you were there yourself, give yourself a high five!***
Review written by Nick Cantwell (instagram.com/nickcantwellmanagement)
 
 
 


Continue Reading

Uncategorized

Graduate Organist vacancy in London and Home Counties – Church Times

Published

on

By



Graduate Organist vacancy in London and Home Counties  Church Times

Continue Reading

Trending

101thingsbeforeyoudie All Rights Reserved. - © 2022