Emma Cousin’s Mardy at the Edel Assanti Gallery: Dissident Disturbances

Emma Cousin’s exhibition, Mardy, at the Edel Assanti gallery, marks a turning point not just for the artist’s career but also for the audience’s understanding of art itself. The exhibition consists of large-scale paintings, each housing three to five female figures. The female figures are entangled, sometimes pushing or pulling at each other’s body parts,…

Russell West Solo Show at the Woolff Gallery: Vivacious Continuities

The current exhibition at the Woolff Gallery, Russell West Solo Show (catalogue here), is a defining moment in the career of the Isle of Wight based artist. Walking into the gallery, the viewer is faced with a carnival of vibrant colours, prancing and dominating the space, often dripping over each other, negotiating the boundaries within each work. West…