Tag Archives: Saatchi Gallery

Exhibitionism

FullSizeRender-2Sex, Drugs & Rock n’ Roll. Sounds like The Rolling Stones to me. Come discover the inside world of The Rolling Stones in Exhibitionism at Saatchi Gallery. This interactive exhibition provides glimpses into the lives of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood. See their guitars, a replica the Stone’s recording studio, the original designs for the group’s iconic logo and the band’s elaborate costumes by designers such as Alexander McQueen. While you can’t always get what you want, you will definitely have satisfaction from this exhibition.

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Revelations

FullSizeRender-6Oranta // Adian Salakhova // Black Belgian marble, white statuary marble // 100 x 40 . 20 cm each // Edition 1/3 // 2012

Russian artist Adian Salakhova challenges the notion of the veiled figure in her exhibition Revelations at Saatchi Gallery. Primarily using black and white, she creates sculptures and drawings of veiled women, drawings of veils, and a video of veiled women performing acts of a dominatrix. This process of the veil being used to cover and uncover, both as a religious act and an act of societal rules, becomes the central theme in these works of art.

FullSizeRender-9Untitled 1. Untitled 2. Untitled 3 From White series // Adian Salakhova // 2012-2014 // Pencil on canvas // 240 x 180 cm each

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Intercession 1. Intercession 2. Intercession 3 // Adian Salakhova// Triptych // 2010-2011 // Black Zimbabwean granite, white statuary marble // 180 x 80 x 80 cm each

20:50

FullSizeRender-720:50 // Richard Wilson // 1987 // used sump oil, steel // dimensions variable

On the lowest floor in Saatchi Gallery is Richard Wilson’s 20:50. At first glance it is difficult to tell what Wilson has done. Is the floor painted? Did he design the room? But then the smell overpowers you and you realize he has covered the entire floor with oil. The black oil coupled with the overhead lighting creates an intense illusion sure to leave you wondering what exactly you are seeing.

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Champagne Life

FullSizeRender-13Champagne Life // Julia Wachtel // oil, lacquer ink & flashe on canvas // 2015 // 5 panels, overall: 152.4 x 472.4 cm

It’s time to pop the champagne! Saatchi Gallery has officially held their first all female art exhibition! In a show titled Champagne Life after one of the pieces, this exhibition displays works from fourteen female artists who use a wide range of media from traditional oil on canvas to clay to wax to plexiglas to even a real horse. Here are a few works that both shocked and amazed me.

FullSizeRender-15Untitled 19, 10:27 am – 1:13 pm, January 5, and 5:08-6:48 pm, January 6, 2016 // Julia Dault // Installed by Simon Bird // Plexiglas, tambour, everlast, boxing wraps, string // Dimensions vary // as installed: 173 x 148 x 118 cm

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 Two Cows // Stephanie Quayle // Air-hardening clay, chicken wire, steel // 2013 // 230 x 340 x 170 cm

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 Grozda // Jelena Bulajic // Acrylic polymer emulsion, marble dust, ground granite, ground limestone, kaolin, graphite, charcoal // 2014 // 320 x 237 cm

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 The Last Peasant-Painters Peeling Potatoes (Old Woman Mill) // Sigrid Holmwood // fluorescent orange egg tempera; lead white, Prussian blue, Chrome yellow light, lead antimonate, Bohemian green earth, Spanish glazing ochre; iron oxide in soured milk; birch leaf lake in pine resin on board // 2007 // 122 x 142 cm

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 Moje Sabz // Soheila Sokhanvari // Taxidermy, fibreglass, Jesmonite blob, automobile paint // 2011 // 170 x 230 x 140 cm

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 Untitled (Food for Thought series) // Maha Malluh // 233 burnt pots // 2015 // 440 x 100 cm

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 Echoué au seuil de la raison // Virgile Ittah // Mixed wax, marble dust, pair of unique cast iron beds // 2014 // dimensions variable

Mademoiselle Privé

IMG_1865When I arrived at Saatchi Gallery to see the Mademoiselle Privé exhibition (on view now until November 1) I was informed that the wait time was 45 minutes. I had this internal struggle. Should I really stand in line for 45 minutes to see this show? Was it worth my time? I decided to wait. Once I walked into the gallery I knew I had made the right decision. The exhibition was like nothing I had seen before. Encompassing all three floors of the gallery, the show explores the history of the celebrated designer Gabrielle (Coco) Chanel. Each room is designed according to an influential element in her life. One room is a garden, with crisscross bushes spread across the walls. Another room has large pots which randomly open so that you smell various fragrances which make up the famed Chanel No. 5. You can walk through hanging draperies allowing you to feel the different textures of Chanel’s products. For me the show opened a door to the life of Chanel and allowed me a glimpse of what was important to the quintessential modern designer. FullSizeRender
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