News From Nowhere - September 201014 September 2010
Earlier this year we were fortunate enough to be able to spend some time with the great and mighty NY legend Alan Vega, to discuss plans for next year’s first ever exhibition of his work with us here in the UK (and play some amazing dates with Suicide and Iggy & The Stooges on the side). Alan has a long career in the visual arts, working with pivotal NY gallerists Ivan Karp, Barbara Gladstone and Jefffrey Deitch in the process. We took the opportunity to make a short film with Nick Abrahams, which you can see here. We will keep you posted for location and dates.
The Jamie Reid Archive is a repository for many wonderful things – work amassed by Jamie from 1968 to the present, encompassing early Suburban Press agit-prop press work, right through the Sex Pistols maelstrom and on through theatrical and esoteric explorations to the present day. Jamie and Isis are involved in an ongoing cataloguing process and monograph project that will be promoted through web and print in the coming year. In the meantime, we are very pleased to offer some selected items from the archive for sale - principally items from the Sex Pistols period. You can browse these items here. All of these items are straight from Jamie’s archive. These items are available exclusively through Isis and not available anywhere else.
We shall soon be announcing a very exciting collaboration for Isis with an internationally-renowned London gallery to present Danish artist Martin Erik Andersen’s first solo exhibition in the UK. We are also very pleased to offer these editioned works on paper for the first time in the UK. Martin’s ritualistic and quixotic work is beautifully represented by these pieces, which you can see here.
From early collaboration with Jon Savage to recent purchase by the Saatchi Collection, Ruth Marten’s exquisite and elegant turns of visual phrase are suffused with what Dominic Nahas succinctly nailed as ‘erotic effervescence’, Ruth has recently turned some of her most popular détournements of small eighteenth century prints into large editioned prints. You can view a selection of these here.
Lastly, but perhaps most wonderfully, we are very pleased to announce a new working relationship with the young Paris-based artist Fabrice Cazenave, whose extraordinarily adamantine drawings we first exhibited in the group show Gone to Earth in 2009. Since then he has produced a sequence of exquisite series that are testament to his emerging talent. Fabrice is also now working on illustrations for the quintessential French fashion house Givenchy.