Richard Hughes describes Chapel Perilous as “a shrine” to a moment when his friend’s room became a hub for local skater culture, and his own defining interests took shape. “It’s about finding that element of romance and making it very concrete”.
If you are in the UK you can visit his current exhibition at Firstsite, Colchester. His exhibition at the gallery in New York opens on Friday, April 12th.
In their works featured in DECADE: Contemporary Collecting 2002–2012, Linda Besemer and Jim Lambie expand traditional notions of painting through their use of vivid lines of color. In Linda Besemer’s Fold #88, painting is pushed into the realm of three-dimensionality as acrylic paint is transformed into a solid, rubber-like material that is draped from an aluminum rod in long, brightly colored vertical lines. Jim Lambie’s Zobop (Stairs) transforms stairs in the museum’s 1962 Knox Building into a work of art by the deceptively simple means of colorful vinyl tape installed in a dazzling linear pattern (see photos from the installation here).