Shabaka Hutchings Interview

This article originally appeared in WhyNow. In an interview plagued by poor signal and a global pandemic, I called jazz troubadour, Shabaka Hutchings, to chat about his latest release with The Ancestors: We Are Sent Here by History. This new work was conceptualised as an album-long sonic poem examining the present and future with lyrics … Continue reading Shabaka Hutchings Interview

Art as Therapy

I was commissioned to write these by WhyNow.   Stephen Shore – American Surfaces Go to: Tate Modern, Bankside. You might feel: Appreciative, fulfilled, humoured.   Here you are, sucked into Stephen Shore’s road trip across America, surrounded by neon signs, breakfast tables and picture frames, intimate portraits and toilets. Affirmed here is that normality … Continue reading Art as Therapy

Tenderlonious

This article originally appeared in WhyNow.   Tenderlonious is Ed Cawthorne, boss of 22a Records, bandleader of Ruby Rushton, a flautist, saxophonist, and House DJ. He is most famously responsible for 2017’s The Shakedown, a one-session Abbey Road recording released in the heat of the UK Jazz explosion, a snapshot of the talent available at … Continue reading Tenderlonious

Peter Doyle

This article originally appeared in WhyNow.   Peter Doyle is travelling at breakneck speed. His journey from no art school background in Dublin to being represented by Cob Gallery shows no signs of slowing down, it has taken him to Berlin, Milan, London, Cuba, and will take him further. Walking through the streets and finding … Continue reading Peter Doyle

Affinities: Jasmine Thomas-Girvan & Chris Ofili’ at David Zwirner – EXHIBITION REVIEW

I wanted ‘Affinities: Jasmine Thomas-Girvan & Chris Ofili’ at David Zwirner in Mayfair to be a lot better than it was. I’d never been before. Waiting until 10 past 6 to make the final move from Green Park to the Private View, I walked past one corporate gallery after another, boutiques that looked like galleries, … Continue reading Affinities: Jasmine Thomas-Girvan & Chris Ofili’ at David Zwirner – EXHIBITION REVIEW

Olafur Eliasson: In Real Life at Tate Modern – EXHIBITION REVIEW

Olafur Eliasson is attempting to celebrate shared experience through the art that is dominating the Tate Modern, but it just feels like everyone is sharing your experience. Phones jostle for the best view, flashes ruin the darkest moments, illuminated faces reveal the magic of what could be a powerful moment, should we be feeling something … Continue reading Olafur Eliasson: In Real Life at Tate Modern – EXHIBITION REVIEW