Before Breakfast… @ Tenderpixel on Mousse Blog

“before breakfast we talked about the furthest visible point before it all disappeared” at Tenderpixel, London. With works by Cathy Haynes, Fay Nicolson, Kentaro Yamada, Andrea Zucchini, The School of the Event Horizon.


Limited edition Riso for FOAM



The Silent Way, 4 colour risograph print, A3, edition of 50, 2014. Available here:


ACCORDION – Laura Bartlett Gallery

Caroline Achaintre, Nina Beier, Anna Betbeze, Sissel Blystad, Sol Calero, Christopher Kline, Fay Nicolson, Alek O
Laura Bartlett Gallery, London, 08 June — 27 July 2014

Installation View with Sissel Blystad

Installation View with Caroline Achaintre and Sissel Blystad

Installation view with Fay Nicolson, Nina Beier, Anna Betbeze

Installation view with Sol Calero and Fay Nicolson

Installation view with Sol Calero, Fay Nicolson and Nina Beier

Installation view with Caroline Achaintre and Alek O.

Installation view with Christopher Kline, Nina  Beier and Caroline Achaintre

Installation view with Alek O.

Installation view with Fay Nicolson

Installation View with Nina Beier and Christopher Kline

Installation View with Caroline Achaintre, Nina Beier, Alek O. and Sol Calero

Installation View with  Nina Beier, Caroline Achaintre and Alek O.

Installation View with  Christopher Kline, Nina Beier, Caroline Achaintre and Alek O.

Installation View with Alek O.,  Nina Beier, Sol Calero and Fay Nicolson

Installation View with Nina Beier, Fay Nicolson and Anna Betbeze.


Fay Nicolson A P E L (I) 2013 Digital print on silk, 230 x 136 cm


Fay Nicolson We exist! We have the will! We are producing! 2013 Digital print on silk, 172 x 122 cm


Fay Nicolson At the moment we prefer cleverness to beauty 2012 Digital print on silk, 175 x 124 cm

Kaleidoscope Blog – MEET Fay Nicolson


Fay Nicolson, P A R E, installation view at West Lane South, London
Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Jack Hems

Fay Nicolson is a restless artist, working nomadically across print, photography, sculpture, performance, writing and curating. Nicolson combines a research-based approach alongside a formal and abstract sensibility. Her work relies on an economy of forms that are recursively applied to a range of materials, including clay, paper and fabric. Often, her practice recalls historical antecedents across design, art and radical pedagogy. Ultimately—whether it is giving a lecture, making a sculpture, or curating an exhibition—Nicolson’s work is pervaded by an interest in the possibilities of play. There is a dialectical quality to much of the work—hard against soft, straight lines on draped fabric, smooth alongside rigid. Caryatid Variations (Orange) (2014) is typical, incorporating repeated geometric forms screen-printed onto a long sheet of cotton. The artist’s hand is evident in the printing slippages; the autographic mark is continually processed through reproductive technologies. The fabric is draped over the light fixtures and hangs down in to the space dividing the gallery. Alongside her independent practice, Nicolson also collaborates with Oliver Smith, exploring experimental forms of display and dissemination. Recent projects include the group exhibition “Tokyo in the Fall” (2014) at Gerald Moore Gallery, London. Nicolson will be participating in a number of upcoming exhibitions including “Foam,” a peripatetic project curated by Mat Jenner; “ACCORDION” at Laura Bartlett Gallery, London; and “before breakfast we talked about the furthest visible point before it all disappeared” at Tenderpixel, London. (George Vasey)

foam – launch at P/N London 24 May – 15 June

Agata Madejska, Alice Theobald, Alistair McClymont, Anna Barham, Anne Hardy, Asterism, Aura Satz, Benedict Drew, Berry Patten, Bevis Martin & Charlie Youle, Brian Moran, Bronwen Buckeridge, Cally Spooner and Peter Joslyn, Candice Jacobs, Cecile B Evans, Charlie Woolley, Charlotte Prodger, Christopher Kulendran Thomas & Amnesia Scanner, Chris Rawcliffe & Andrew Bunsell, Connie Butler, Killian Immervol & Sophie Lee, Daniel Keller, David Raymond Conroy, Dawn Scarfe, Diana Policarpo, Erica Scourti, Fay Nicolson, GandT, Giorgio Sadotti, Hannah Black, Hanna Schwarz and Phillip Sollmann, Haroon Mirza, Hayal Pozanti, Holly Slingsby, Ian Whittlesea, Jaakko Pallasvuo, Jack Brindley, Jack Stokoe, James Prevett, Jess Flood Paddock, Jesse Darling, Jimmy Merris, Joey Holder, John Lawrence, Juneau Projects, Kevin Clarke, Kirsty Harris, Koudlam, Larry Achiampong, Lars TCF Holdhus, Lucy Clout, Lumpen Noblemen, Maria Theodoraki, Marie D’Elbee, Mark Dean, Mark Vernon, Mary Hurrell, Matt Golden, Matthew Noel-Tod, Mike Harte, Euan Rodger & Jamie Shovlin, Mikhail Karikis, Naive Set & Marijn Van Kreij, Neil Taylor, Nikolas Mohanna, Nicole Bachmann, Nina Wakeford, Octagon Court, Oliver Sutherland, Olivier Castel, Patrick Coyle, Patrick Staff, Paul Purgas, Philomene Pirecki, Picana Electrica, Pil and Galia Kollectiv, Piotr Łakomy & Filip Kaniecki, Plastique Fantastique, Prem Sahib & Richard Lockett, Rachel Cattle & Steve Richards, Rebecca Lennon, Richard Bevan, Richard John Jones, Richard Sides, Rob Chavasse, Rob Lye, Rowena Harris, Ruth Barker, Salvatore Arancio, Sam Belinfante, Sarah Jones, Seb Patane, Skye Chamberlain & Max McFerren, Sophie Michael, Squares and Triangles, Steven Dickie, Stewart Home, Stuart Bannister, Tamarin Norwood, Tellervo Kalleinen, Thrape, Tim Pratt, Will Holder, Yuri Pattison

Foam is an on-going peripatetic project by artist Mat Jenner. Conceived as both a platform for experimental commissioning and an expansive artwork, Foam explores the condition of the contemporary art object and its problematized relationship to spectatorship, dissemination, presence and display.

At the heart of Foam is a growing archive of dub plates, one-off 12” records commissioned from over 100 invited artists. The archive is presented within strict parameters that emphasises the record’s collective status as art objects and their potential as a performative body: – records are unique, they can only be listened to in situ within P/N’s physical location and are not replicated, broadcasted or digitally disseminated.

At P/N the archive will be installed in the gallery space. To provide a visual counterpoint to the audio pieces, Jenner will present a new wall based work and undertake a treatment of the street facing light-box, continuing P/N’s on-going series of light box commissions.

During the exhibition audiences are encouraged to have an immediate and direct relationship with the archive through selecting and playing individual records. Listening experience is social, with audio contents filling the gallery via a displayed record player and speaker system.

Participating artists in the foam archive have been selected in collaboration with guest curators, artist and venues. A series of live events devised in collaboration and taking place at P/N and across participating venues accompanies the Foam project. For further details about the Foam project, the on-going programme and works in the archive:


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