• The exhibition John Blackburn: Material Nature opens at Osborne Samuel Gallery, London, on 8th September, and continues to 1st October. I have posted an extract from my catalogue essay on this website, along with a slideshow of paintings from the show: http://www.ianmasseyart.co.uk/john-blackburn-material-nature/
There is also a link to the virtual catalogue, which illustrates all of the paintings in the show and contains the whole of my essay: http://read.uberflip.com/i/715572-john-blackburn-material-nature
• Advance notice: A show of new paintings by Peter Joyce is to open in central London at the beginning of May 2017. The catalogue will include Marks of Passage my essay on the artist’s work. An update will follow nearer the time.
Illustrated here: Peter Joyce’s River Passage acrylic on joined paper, 2016. You can see more of the artist’s work on his website: http://www.peterjoyce.org.uk/