News From Nowhere

24 May 2010

As we are working on a number of off-site projects at the moment we would like to update you on events in a slightly different format to our regular e-mailouts.


Storme DeLarverie, Chelsea Hotel (2010)
Silver gelatin print
Alice O'Malley

Alice O'Malley is featured in Greater New York, which has just opened at MoMA/PS1 in Queens NYC. Alice writes of the above image "The image of Storme has a prominent place in the gallery... she's at the head of the table. Storme is 89. She threw the first punch at a police officer during the Stonewall Riots. She was a Big Band singer and the only female member of the legendary drag troupe, the Jewel Box Revue. This photo was taken in March at the Chelsea Hotel where Storme lived for 31 years before she was moved last month to a nursing home against her will." Storme is our Hero for Spring.

You can see more images from this series here.

Additionally, Alice was selected by Lou Reed for his curatorial contribution to the recent New York Photo Festival

Martin Erik Andersen is currently working on a new project with the assistance of London's Freud Museum. We have now uploaded two films - one a short interview with Martin done during the installation of the exhibition The Veil in November 2009, (with Paul Reid), and the other an artist film entitled Home Is Where The Buffalo Roam (1996), for which Martin has supplied the conditions of production which are of considerable interest to those following his practice.

Isis Gallery represents the Jamie Reid Archive which has, to date, not been well represented on-line. We are working with Jamie to produce a comprehensive digital archive with annotation and text, in advance of a forthcoming, much-needed full-colour monograph. In addition there will be a new website for Jamie's current projects and a sister-site that will document his major cycle of 365 paintings that represent the turning of the Seasons through the Druidic concept of the Eightfold Year.


Out Of The Dross And Into The Age Of Piracy (1981) - detail
Photoprint collage on paper, 390mm x 232mm
Jamie Reid

Jamie will also be installing a major grouping of work from the archive at the forthcoming Recontres d'Arles extravaganza which takes place between July 3rd and September 19th 2010. Principally a festival of photography, this selection of around fifty key works will focus on the use of photography and photocopy in Jamie's collage work. Other artists exhibited in this section will include the great Peter Hujar and David Wojnarowicz.


Añoukïem et Anok In Storm (2009)
Pastel on paper, 210mm x 297mm
David Tibet

David Tibet has produced a beautiful sequence of manuscripted pictorial works that accompany a special release of the Monohallucinatory Mountain album, featuring the text ‘I Arose as Aleph, the Speller, the Killer’ written thousands of times in white ink on a black LP sleeve. More information, images and purchase details can be found here.

David is also performing two special concerts in London with Current 93 and a changing line of very special guests on 28th and 29th May 2010 - more information may be found by downloading the flyer here.

We recommend you move Heaven and/or Earth to attend either one of these performances as Current 93 really are tremendous.

Following Paul Reid's recent tour of Canada with HRH The Prince of Wales, a number of oil-based works by Paul have entered the Royal Collection


Hans de Wit has a new artist book available from RT Books documenting his recent series of extraordinary Pencil Poem drawings in a sequence of fifteen full-colour illustrations. We are very pleased to offer a very limited signed number of these books here.

Hans' recent World Without End exhibition at Isis is also the subject of a first class review by Amelia Ishmael in Art Papers USA, which you can read in full here.


South Elevation of Christopher Wren Library, Cloister, Lincoln Cathedral (2010)
Martin Griffiths

Martin Griffiths' beautiful and exquisitely rendered sculptural explorations of the effect of light on the subtle energetic workings of the body will find a perfect setting in a new commission for Lincoln Cathedral called First Light. This project is currently in development, which we are documenting in a diary format as the installation takes form here.


Side-Saddle (2009)
Digital print (edition of 5) after an altered 18th-century copper engraving
41" x 45"
Ruth Marten

And last, but by certainly no means least, a selection of Ruth Marten's wonderful interventions and reinventions are now available in editions of five. Please contact us at Isis for further information or directly from Ruth at

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