Alec Soth – Songbook @ FOTOGALLERIET, Oslo

Alec Soth’s large-scale black-and-white photographs manage to stand out and stir in a way that few photographs do in our image saturated culture. The Songbook project looks at notions of community and isolation in American society, documenting moments from a 3-year period that Soth spent travelling with writer Brad Zellar across seven states within the…

Varda Caivano @ Victoria Miro, London

Passing through the sliding wall of Victoria Miro’s Mayfair space into their first room I am struck by the restraint of the six canvases that greet me. Rather than the mottled layering of mark and vivid colour I associate with Caivano, large areas of white primer are left bare, her palette is dominated by greys…

In Search of an Author @ UKS Oslo

In Search of an Author curated by Chiara Giovando and Andrew Berardini, takes as its starting point Luigi Pirandello’s 1921 play Six Characters In Search of an Author. The gallery becomes the set, the artworks the actors, the curators are authors. The cast is made up of comedian Kate Berlant, designer Neil Doshi, filmmaker Sara…

Matthew Musgrave – Around

Entering Supplement Gallery a bright, energetic canvas hanging to my right pulls me in. Strong orange accentuates striking green slashes and soft blue drags. The work feels rapid, energetic. A subtle shift in orange hues emerges horizontally across the surface, providing a weight to ground the piece. It’s not an easy painting; it feels raw,…