Ellen Elizabeth Stone

Ellen Elizabeth Stone is a freelance arts writer, cataloguer and researcher currently working at a gallery in Soho whilst completing her degree in Film and Visual Culture. Her key passions are contemporary art, especially video art. However, she isn't blinkered to one area of visual arts, as her interests range from medieval wood-cuts to contemporary performance art. You can read her blog ellenelizabethstone.wordpress.com or find her on twitter @eestone1.
Jake and Dinos Chapman: Come and See at Serpentine Sackler Gallery

The new Sackler Gallery, is proving its worth as a gallery space, now showing Jake and Dinos Chapman: Come and See – a blockbuster show of the brother artists who hold an important place in Britain's cultural scene. This will be the best show you see this festive season: the only downside – it's undoubtedly going to be packed.

Monday 2nd December 2013 Read more...
Post-war European abstraction at Timothy Taylor Gallery: Hantaï, Hartung, Soulages, Tàpies

Hantaï, Hartung, Soulages, Tàpies at Timothy Taylor Gallery brings together the work of four artists who were instrumental in post-war European abstraction. These large-scale, colourful works are attractive in their own right, but an interest in the subject is crucial to enjoy the show to its fullest.

Sunday 24th November 2013 Read more...
An imitation of fish life: Frank Gehry's Fish Lamps at Gagosian Gallery

Frank Gehry, known in the public imagination for his architectural work, brings us something altogether more magical as he turns his hand to design pieces. Fish Lamps, on display at Gagosian Gallery, Davies Street, appear to have a life force of their own.

Sunday 10th November 2013 Read more...
Perplexing word play in Sophie Jung: Learning About Heraldry at Ceri Hand Gallery

Fragmented text, word play and Latin mnemonics make up a confusing collection of new work by the young Luxembourg-born artist Sophie Jung, at Ceri Hand Gallery.

Sunday 3rd November 2013 Read more...
Marisa Merz at the Serpentine Gallery

Marisa Merz's work, now on display at the Serpentine Gallery, has a weight and importance beyond its physical form. The Serpentine Gallery always produces shows that make you consider the nature of art and how it is viewed, and this show is no exception.

Saturday 5th October 2013 Read more...
Andy Holden: Maximum Irony! Maximum Sincerity, 1999-2003: Towards A Unified Theory of MI!MS at the Zabludowicz Collection

Andy Holden's art manifesto/exhibition, Maximun Sincerity 1999-2003: Towards A Unified Thoery of MI!MS, is on show at the Zabludowicz Collection. But when irony and sentimentality are already discussed and manipulated in every facet of popular culture, is a call for the end of postmodernism still relevant?

Monday 30th September 2013 Read more...
Richard Serra: Trajectory and Linear Abstraction at Alan Cristea Gallery

Richard Serra's play with curve and weight is shown alongside the graphic art of geometric abstraction across Alan Cristea's two gallery spaces, proving the gallery to be at the heart of London's contemporary art scene.

Thursday 12th September 2013 Read more...
Yard Sale Project at Man and Eve walks the line between craft and design

A mixture of art-works and craft, Yard Sale Project at Man and Eve Gallery is a showroom for what is right in contemporary design. Beautiful and engaging, the works are lust-worthy and the show worth a visit.

Saturday 3rd August 2013 Read more...
Saya Irie: Every Popular Thing is Beautiful at ICN Gallery

Philosophically engaging and artistically stunning, Every Popular thing is Beautiful at ICN Gallery showcases Irie's minuscule, incredibly-meticulously crafted sculptures. A show from an intriguing international artist that should not be missed.

Sunday 28th July 2013 Read more...
A bright gem of a show: Implausible Imposters at Ceri Hand Gallery

Implausible Imposters at Ceri Hand Gallery, a group show of seven contemporary artists hidden away in the back streets of Borough, is quite a gem of a show. The space is small but bright, and the works are engaging and equally as witty.

Thursday 11th July 2013 Read more...
Sturtevant: Leaps Jumps and Bumps at the Serpentine Gallery

With a name that sounds more like a brand than a single person, Sturtevant is cool and on trend – her tone is one of youth and commercialism. However, this is not to do Sturtevant an injustice. Behind the techno beats and re-purposed iconic images of Leaps Jumps and Bumps lies a deep intellectual core. At the Serpentine Gallery.

Tuesday 2nd July 2013 Read more...
Points of Departure at the Institute of Contemporary Arts

Issues of identity, dislocation, disorientation – and also new perspectives – are all highlighted in this complex show, Points of Departure at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, undoubtedly a highlight of the 2013 Shubbak Festival London.

Friday 28th June 2013 Read more...
Serpentine Gallery: 2013 summer pavilion designed by Sou Fujimoto

The Serpentine Gallery's annual commissioned pavilion, this year designed by Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto. This pavilion is constructed from thousands of thin white lattices; sitting like an ephemeral cloud in front of the gallery's East wing.

Monday 10th June 2013 Read more...
Holy Ghost! Michael Landy's Saints Alive at the National Gallery

Two rooms at the National Gallery are given over to Michael Landy's monstrous kinetic sculptures and artworks in Saints Alive, inspired by the biblical tales of self-destructive saints. True contemporary art next to the fantastic collection of works at the National Gallery is, simply put, worth viewing.

Saturday 25th May 2013 Read more...
A YBA all grown up: Richard Patterson at Timothy Taylor Gallery

Richard Patterson, former YBA, is a great master of modern oil painting, and this exhibition at Timothy Taylor Gallery gives a fantastic cross-section of his works from the last 15 or so years. If you don't like his subjects, his style at least will give you something to talk about.

Saturday 20th April 2013 Read more...
Magical realism: Vitalic at Hales Gallery

Vitalic at Hales Gallery allows you a privileged insight into the fictional worlds, and yet somehow truthful realities, from the minds of four contemporary artists, which illuminate the world around us through their mythologies. A really great show and worth a trip to Shoreditch.

Saturday 13th April 2013 Read more...
Personal history and local communities: Dustin O'Hara at A Brooks

On the edge of trendy Shoreditch, Hoxton is an area which is, by now, undeniably in transition from traditional working class to hip up-and-coming art district. The transformation of A Brooks Art from florist to contemporary gallery marks that change with Dustin O'Hara's archival project, filling the space with the sights and sounds of Hoxton past.

Friday 5th April 2013 Read more...
New York's slick, ironic avant-garde: Bernadette Corporation: 2000 Wasted Years at the Institute of Contemporary Arts

Nineteen years after the group's formation, Bernadette Corporation: 2000 Wasted Years at ICA is the first UK retrospective of a slick, ironic fashion house and artist collective, standing at the heart of New York's avant-garde whist remaining against the grain of bankrupting consumerism.

Friday 29th March 2013 Read more...
Mark Wallinger: The Underground at Anthony Reynolds Gallery

Mark Wallinger: The Underground at Anthony Reynolds Gallery, commissioned by Art on the Underground, marks the 150th anniversary of the London Underground. Wallinger reflects the underground in beautiful iconic forms – all worth a view, but perhaps best seen in their intended locations rather than a gallery.

Friday 15th March 2013 Read more...
Sheep and Shearful: Wool House at Somerset House

Something like an ethical designer showroom, Wool House at Somerset House offers each of its nine rooms to different designers who have kitted them out with woolen objects. Part of the Campaign for Wool that promotes the use of this sustainable fibre, Wool House makes for a cosy place to wander through on a rainy day.

Friday 15th March 2013 Read more...
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