Category Archives: Sculpture

John Martin , The Destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum (1822, restored 2011)

‘Ruin Lust’ at Tate Britain

At the risk of sounding shallow, the exhibition Ruin Lust seems to arrive 3 or 4 years late. Not that I would wish to equate art with fashion and its whimsical fads, but the obsession with the ruins of Modernism

John Martin , The Destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum (1822, restored 2011)

‘Ruin Lust’ at Tate Britain

At the risk of sounding shallow, the exhibition Ruin Lust seems to arrive 3 or 4 years late. Not that I would wish to equate art with fashion and its whimsical fads, but the obsession with the ruins of Modernism

eye-monster (2013), mixed media, 260 x 394 x 17 cm

Richard Sides at Carlos/Ishikawa

(This review was originally published in frieze magazine #160 January-February 2014) In his 1950 book The Future of Man, the French philosopher and priest Pierre Teilhard de Chardin introduced the concept of the Omega Point to designate the maximum level of

eye-monster (2013), mixed media, 260 x 394 x 17 cm

Richard Sides at Carlos/Ishikawa

(This review was originally published in frieze magazine #160 January-February 2014) In his 1950 book The Future of Man, the French philosopher and priest Pierre Teilhard de Chardin introduced the concept of the Omega Point to designate the maximum level of

View of Jack Lavender’s “Dreams Chunky,” The approach, London, 2013.

Jack Lavender’s ‘Dreams Chunky’

This review was originally published on Art-Agenda in July 2013 The group of sculptures gathered here feel like the remnants of some stranded explorer’s dedicated toil, the evidence of an island-bound prisoner bent on making the most of his imposed yet paradisiacal

View of Jack Lavender’s “Dreams Chunky,” The approach, London, 2013.

Jack Lavender’s ‘Dreams Chunky’

This review was originally published on Art-Agenda in July 2013 The group of sculptures gathered here feel like the remnants of some stranded explorer’s dedicated toil, the evidence of an island-bound prisoner bent on making the most of his imposed yet paradisiacal