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Adam Ball: The Space Between

Friday 5 September – Sunday 5 October 2014

Venue: Goss-Michael Foundation, 1405 Turtle Creek Blvd. Dallas, TX 75207

The Future Tense is pleased to present ‘The Space Between’, the first institutional US solo show from British artist Adam Ball.

Hosted at the Goss-Michael Foundation in Dallas, the exhibition opens to the public on Friday September 5 continuing through October 5, and will see the debut of a series of new and highly anticipated works across a range of different mediums.

Expanding on previous themes, The Space Between sees Ball working with a new sense of scale and urgency as he confronts mankind’s inexorable desire for progress. Through an intensive process of layering and combining source material including lab-produced slides of his own DNA, man-made mechanical parts and images from the natural world, the artist has created his own unique visual language – at once abstract yet somehow instinctively familiar.

With recent advances in genetic modification, nanotechnology and biomechanical augmentation illustrating the increasing influence of science over nature, Ball is careful not to make judgments, but rather to envisage these possibilities and interactions. His work is informed both by the imagined aesthetic implications, as well as the ability of artists to play an uncensored role as creator and commentator.

The Space Between is Ball’s second major Dallas showing in 2014, having recently participated in RE:DEFINE at the Dallas Contemporary in April 2014, where his donations raised over $80,000 for the museum and the HIV/AIDS charity, Staying Alive.

To mark the opening of The Space Between, The Future Tense will also publish ‘The Living Other’ – the first etching edition by the artist, produced in conjunction with Pete Kosowicz of Thumbprint Editions. Measuring 37 x 40 inches, ‘The Living Other’ is a photopolymer gravure etching in a signed edition of 20 plus 6 A/P’s.

Mark Andrew Webber: Wonderlust

Friday 25 July – Sunday 10 August 2014

Venue: Londonewcastle Project Space, 28 Redchurch Street, London E2 7DP

The Future Tense in association with Londonewcastle Arts Programme is pleased to present ‘Wonderlust’, the first major London solo show from award winning British artist Mark Andrew Webber. Over 2 years in the making, Wonderlust will see the debut of a number of new and highly anticipated works as well as a unique opportunity for the public to actively participate in the printing of his most ambitious piece to date.

Best known for his highly influential and much aped typographic city maps, as well as a mastery of complex linocut techniques, Wonderlust will also explore the artist’s obsession with line and form, bringing together all 30 mini-studies from the FORM series for the first time.

Webber’s iconic city maps will be on display in the second room, including for the first time some of the original linocut carvings.

The centerpiece of the show is the unveiling of the brand new map of Berlin, which will be featured as part of a working print studio in the third and final room. Carved on a single 3.4 x 1.7m sheet of linoleum, it took an extraordinary 16 months to research, design and carve.

A stop-motion video of the Berlin map carving process can be found here:

Throughout the duration of Wonderlust, Webber will work experimentally – with and without assistance – in an attempt to print and hand-finish a series of the Berlin map. Members of the public will also be invited to participate in collectively hand-burnishing an edition – a rare chance to not only see an artist at work but to actively get involved.


Friday 4 April 2014

Venue: Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, TX, USA

Our flagship RE:DEFINE benefit and exhibition returns bigger and better for its 3rd incarnation, with new partner/venue the Dallas Contemporary and more than three times the usual number of artists.

The art this year was co-curated with Peter Doroshenko, and the artist Richard Phillips will serve as the benefit’s music curator, bringing ‘rock and roll’ to Dallas with Brooklyn-based Starred to perform and Jennifer Herrema of Black Bananas to DJ. The evening, co-chaired by Joyce Goss and Kenny Goss with honorary guest Jerry Hall, will benefit the MTV Staying Alive Foundation and Dallas Contemporary, featuring a live auction led by auctioneer Alexander Gilkes of Paddle8.

Artists involved this year include Damien Hirst, Richard Phillips, Sarah Lucas, Julian Schnabel, Jim Lambie, Mat Collishaw, Daniel Arsham, Adam Ball, Joe Black, Stanley Donwood, Katrin Fridriks, Kevin Francis Gray, Conor Harrington, JR, Chris Levine, Antony Micallef, Angel Otero, Mariah Robertson, Remi Rough and Michael Craig Martin.

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Joseph Loughborough – The Anatomy of Strangers

Wednesday 13 June – Sunday 24 June 2012

Venue: The Old Vic Tunnels, Station Approach Road, London SE1 8SW

Wednesday, 13 June – 5pm til 10pm (Private View)
Thursday, 14 & 21 June – 5pm til 10pm
Saturday, 16 & 23 June – 11am til 4pm
Sunday, 17 & 24 June – 11am til 4pm

The Future Tense in association with The Old Vic Tunnels is pleased to present the first major London solo show by Joseph Loughborough.

This introspective, confessional corpus of work, developed over the last 12 months whilst living in self-imposed exile in Paris, speaks not only of mortal sins and desires, but also of fears and the acknowledgement of one’s own absurdity.

Working exclusively in charcoal and graphite, and at a much bolder scale, Loughborough has eschewed the vivid colours seen in his recent works in order to focus on the impulsive and expressive execution of line and form that has become his trademark.

On Saturday 16 June from midday, the public will have a unique opportunity to watch the artist at work as he creates the final piece from The Anatomy of Strangers series in-situ at The Old Vic Tunnels.

The Old Vic Tunnels provide the perfect backdrop for this intense and emotive exhibition, adding a foreboding sense of claustrophobia that perhaps echoes the artist’s own confrontation with the human condition.

Gérard Rancinan – Wonderful World

Thursday 7 June – Sunday 24 June 2012

Venue: Londonewcastle Project Space, 28 Redchurch Street, London E2 7DP

The Future Tense in association with Opera Gallery and Londonewcastle is pleased to present Wonderful World – the concluding act in Gérard Rancinan’s Trilogy of the Moderns.

Situated somewhere between comedy and tragedy, this vivid photographic tableau and accompanying texts paints a picture of a confused humanity, groping blindly in the darkness, obsessed with the cult of celebrity and guided only by an absolute desire for generalised, prescribed happiness.


A three-part survey of dynamic colour use in contemporary art
Thursday 24 November – Sunday 18 December 2011

Venue: Londonewcastle Project Space, 28 Redchurch Street, London E2 7DP

From mediaeval stained glass to Pop Art via Fauvism, bold use of colour has been explored continuously throughout art history. Perhaps the greatest master of colour theory, Paul Klee wrote on the subject extensively and was quoted as saying, ‘Colour is the place where our brain and the universe meet.’

SPECTRA I will feature a wide range of mediums including painting, sculpture, installation, drawing, animation and digital art from a vital international roster of 7 artists, several of whom have never before exhibited in the UK.


Saturday 24 September 2011

Venue: The Goss-Michael Foundation, Dallas, TX, USA

Curated by The Future Tense, MTV RE:DEFINE is a benefit art exhibition and auction featuring 30 of the world’s leading contemporary artists, in aid of the Staying Alive Foundation. With live performance from The Boxer Rebellion and live auction by Simon de Pury, the event promises to raise significant funds in the fight against HIV and AIDS.

The Affordable Art Fair: Spring 2011, London

Wednesday 9 March – Sunday 13 March 2011

Venue: Stand F6, Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London SW11 4NJ

After a hugely successful inaugural showing last year, The Future Tense returns to The Affordable Art Fair London in spring 2011. The Affordable Art Fair is the most established and successful contemporary art fair of its kind, and has recently increased its maximum allowed price to £4,000 allowing us to show an even greater range of works from our roster of artists, which this year includes Elizabeth Eamer. Click the link above for more details, including a chance to win tickets for the evening receptions which includes complimentary drinks on our stand courtesy of Courvoisier.

The Future Tense Launch Show: May 2010, London

Wednesday 26 May – Sunday 30 May 2010

Venue: The Future Gallery, 5 Great Newport Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 7HY

Over six months in the making, The Future Tense group launch show will showcase a wide array of art from an exciting roster of emerging talent, including paintings, charcoal sketches, linocut, sculpture, photography and in-situ installations. The show takes place on the site of the old photographers gallery less than a minute from Leicester Square in central London. Click for more details.

The Affordable Art Fair: Spring 2010, London

Wednesday 10 March – Sunday 14 March 2010

Venue: Stand F6, Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London SW11 4NJ

The Future Tense makes its art fair debut at the Spring 2010 Affordable Art Fair in London. The Affordable Art Fair is the most established and successful contemporary art fair of its kind and the leading showcase in the UK for contemporary art under £3,000, having welcomed over 350,000 visitors who have collectively bought over £62 million of art since the inception of the fair.