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Department of Art

David Mabb

Position held:
Reader in Art and Programme Leader MFA Fine Art (Studio Practice)

Phone:
+44 (0)20 7919 7816

Email:
d.mabb (@gold.ac.uk)

David Mabb has been working with the designs of 19th century designer and socialist William Morris for about fifteen years. William Morris thought that interior design had a fundamental role to play in the transformation of everyday life. 

This essentially political motivation - a commitment to the radical potential of design - is behind much of his work as a designer and craftsman and the setting up of Morris & Co. Morris' designs constituted a radical break with the orthodoxy of neo-Gothic of his time. They are highly schematized representations of nature, where it is always summer and never winter; the plants are always in leaf, often flowering, with their fruits available in abundance, ripe for picking, and with no human labor in sight.

Mabb's paintings, photographs, textiles and videos all, in different ways, work with and against Morris' utopian designs by contrasting them with other forms of modernist production, including Malevich, Rodchenko, Stepanova and Popova paintings and designs, modernist architecture and photographs of industry. Mabb never simply paints or covers over the Morris pattern with another image, elements of the Morris pattern always poke or burst through. This combination produces an unstable picture space that is never fixed, where a Morris pattern and the other image are never able to fully merge or separate.

Presentations and exhibitions

RECENT ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2000        

Canada is for idiots, you need class war, Latitude 53, Edmonton.

The Decorating Business, Oakville Galleries, Ontario.

2003        

A Factory As It Might Be or The Hall Of Flowers, Art Gallery of Windsor, Ontario.

The Hall of the Modern, The Economist, London, presented by the Contemporary Art Society.

2004        

Useless Work Versus Useless Toil, Leo Kamen Gallery, Toronto.

2005        

Morris in Jaipur: The work of Art in the Context of Hand-made Reproduction, Mandawa Haveli, Jaipur, part of Jaipur Heritage International Festival and The Queens Gallery, The British Council, New Delhi.

2006        

Art into Everyday Life, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius.

Smash the Bourgeoisie! Victory to the Decorating Business! Leo Kamen Gallery, Toronto.

2007 

The Rotting Fruits of Revolution. Leo Kamen Gallery, Toronto

2008  

A Miniature Retrospective and Rhythm 69, Jugendstilsenteret/Kunstmuseet Kube, Alesund, Norway

2009        

Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful, Leo Kamen Gallery, Toronto

2010        

The Morris Kitsch Archive, Delaware Centre for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, Delaware

2013        

David Mabb/Henrik Schrat, LoBe, Berlin

Regime Change Begins at Home, William Morris Gallery, London

2014

Announcer, Focal Point Gallery, Southend on Sea

RECENT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2000        

Vague but True, Asbaek Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark touring to Arnolfini, Bristol and Real ArtSpace, Limerick, Ireland and Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham

2001        

East of Eden, Spacex Gallery, Exeter.

Moving, 72 Balls Pond Road, London.

Critical Video Lounge,York City Art Gallery, York as part of SightSonic

Enter, Villa Kunstsiftung Baden-Wurttemberg, Stuttgart.

2002        

Sidewinder, Centre for International Modern Art Gallery, Calcutta, touring to Habitat Centre, New Delhi, and Coomaraswarmy Hall, Mumbai, India, curated by Gerard Hemsworth.

Showhouse, Pittshanger Manor and Gallery, London.

Pattern Crazy, Crafts Council Gallery, London.

Blow up your TV, York City Art Gallery, York as part of SightSonic 2002.

Fabric: Reinterpreting The House, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal.

Kinofilm Festival, Cornerhouse, Manchester.

Critical Home Video, Artspace, Peterborough, Canadatouring to Govett-Brewster Art Gallery Contemporary Art Museum, New Plymouth, New Zealand and Latitude 53, Edmonton.

Further Up In The Air, Linosa Close, Liverpool, as part of the Liverpool Biennale.

2003  

Fine Arts, British School at Rome, Rome.

Science Fiction, Double Feature, Margaret Street Gallery, Birmingham.

Transmission: Portfolio 2, Sheffield Hallam University

Sample, Williamson Art Gallery, Birkenhead touring to the Dutch Textile Museum, Tilburg, The Netherlands, Hall Place, Bexley.

2004 

Wish You Were Here Part 2, Waygood Gallery, Newcastle, (with Paul Noble).

Art Futures 2004, London, Organised by the Contemporary Art Society.

The Sneeze,Gazon Rouge Gallery, Athens, Greece touring to Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, Durban Art Gallery, Albany History Museum, Grahamstown, Substation, Wits School of Arts, Johannesburg and Reed Gallery, Cincinnati.

Spotlight on the Collection, David Mabb ‘Fruit’, Oakville Galleries, Ontario.

Art Textiles 3, Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery touring to Edinburgh City art Centre, Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museum, Rugby Museum and Art Gallery, Artsway, Sway, Hampshire, Harley Gallery, Worksop, Devon, Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey.

Inter… Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston.

2005  

There is Always an Alternative, Temporarycontemporary, London and The International 3, Manchester.

Gallery Artists, Leo Kamen Gallery, Toronto.

Transmission Portfolio, Haus Am Lutzowplatz, Berlin, Germany and Redux, London.

Morris in Jaipur, Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing, Amber, Jaipur.

Turn to the Left, 291 Gallery, London.    

Ex Roma, APT Gallery, London.

2006        

Modern Lovers, Three Colt Gallery, London.

John Moores 24, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, part of the Liverpool Biennial.

Unwrapped! Cuming Museum, London.

2007        

New Recent Additions to the Art Collection, Paisley Museum and Art Galleries. Paisley.

Dialogues, Biennale of Contemporary Art,Menage, St Petersburg.

2008        

Commodity Form, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast and The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon, (with Colin Darke).

Winter Salon, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin.

2009        

Commodity Form, part of 4x4, Four Galleries, Four Exhibitions, The Bluecoat, Liverpool.

Mongrel Love, Leo Kamen Gallery, Toronto.

2010        

The Walls Are Talking: Wallpaper, Art and Culture, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester.

An Exhibition of Proposals for a Socialist Colony, Eldorado Ballroom at Project Row Houses, Houston. Organised by Skydive Office of Cultural Affairs.

Wallpaper, The Cuming Museum, London.

'When We Build Let Us Think That We Build Forever' Margaret Street 125th Anniversary Exhibition, BIAD Margaret Street, Birmingham.

Inspired by Morris, William Morris Gallery, London.

2011        

Utopia Ltd, Wexford Art Centre and the Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda.

Simulacrum, Moon Gallery, Hong Kong.

I Level, Katzman Kamen Gallery, Toronto.

Serial Pursuits, Nature Morte Berlin.

2012        

An Unregarded Art: Stylized Nature from the Permanent Collection,Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ontario

Come Together: New acquisitions, Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Through Disobedience We Progress, part of ‘Glad Tidings of Struggle and Strife: A history of protest Christmas Cards’, Newport Art Gallery

Bed Peace, for ‘Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Garde,Dreamers of Dreams’, Tate Britain, London

2013

The Difference Loom, South Africa National Gallery, Cape Town

Ornament and Crime Ortega y Gasset Projects, New York

2014

Refined Linen, Katzman Contemporary, Toronto

You've Really Got a Hold On Me, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ontario

Wallpaper- Artist’s Interior Worlds, London Print Studio, part of London Design Festival, London

Who Thinks the Future, Lewisham Art House, part of Artlicks and Deptford X, London

The Social Bases of Abstraction, Updown Gallery, Ramsgate

/Seconds, Sharjah Art Foundation, Dubai

Mr and Mrs Andrews, Transition Gallery, London

CURATING

2000        

Problems of Everyday Life, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, with Don Bury, Isobel Chacon, Volker Eichelman, Kevin Francis Gray, Robert Harper Jones, Yasu Ishige, Alison Jones, Lynne Marsh, Andrew Olssen and Victoria Putler.

2001        

Critical Video Lounge, York City Art Gallery, York as part of SightSonic, with K R Buxey, Volker Eichelmann and Ruth Mclennan, Mark Harris and Pete Lloyd Lewis, Janet Hodgson, Pil and Galia Kollectiv, David Mabb, Johannes Maier and Angus Wyatt.

2002        

Blow up your TV, York City Art Gallery, York as part of SightSonic 2002, (curated with Janet Hodgson) with Amanda Beech, Don Bury, K R Buxey, Volker Eichelmann / Jonathan Faiers / Roland Rust, Christoph Girardet, Janet Hodgson, Pete Lloyd Lewis, David Mabb, Sheena Macrae, Matthias Müller, Abigail Reynolds, Paul Rooney, Mark Wallinger, Andy Warhol.

Critical Home Video, Artspace, Peterborough, Canada touring to Govett-Brewster Art Gallery Contemporary Art Museum, New Plymouth, New Zealand and Latitude 53, Edmonton, Canada with Don Bury, K R Buxey, Volker Eichelmann and Ruth Maclennan, Mark Harris and Peter Lloyd Lewis, Janet Hodgson, Yasu Ishige, Pil and Galia Kollectiv, David Mabb, Sheena Macrae, Johannes Maier, Kate Smith, Angus Wyatt.

2004        

William Morris, “ministering to the swinish luxury of the rich” an exhibition by David Mabb, Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester, Manchester.

2005        

Death is Part of the Process? Void, Derry with Jane Harris, Gerard Hemsworth, Kapitza, Bashir Makhoul, Pam Skelton, Annie Whiles.

2011        

Utopia Ltd. Wexford Art Centre and the Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, (curated with Mary-Ruth Walsh) with Blaise Drummond, Brendan Earley, Pil and Galia Kollectiv, David Mabb, Lizi Sanchez and Mary-Ruth Walsh.

Conferences

Conferences, talks since 2000

2000        

Problems of Everyday Life, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool.

David Mabb, Latitude 53 Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta.

The Decorating Business, Oakville Galleries, Ontario.

2001                 

In Conversation, part of “Sightsonic 2001”,York City Art Gallery, York.

Four9one, part of “Sightsonic 2001”,York City Art Gallery, York.

2002                 

Open House, CIMA Gallery, Kolkata, India.

David Mabb, Raider of the Lost Archive, part of “Out of the Archive”, London School of Economics.

Living in a Material World as part of “Art Textiles 3”, Goldsmiths College, University of London.

Helen Baker and Kate Smith, Waygood Gallery, Newcastle.

In Conversation, as part of “Sightsonic 2002”.York Art Gallery, York.

2003                 

David Mabb Works 1998-2002, British School at Rome, Rome.

Locate and Classify: New approaches to curating the crafts, Second International Crafts Conference, Northumbria University, Newcastle.

Utility and Ornament, The Showroom, Sheffield in collaboration with Sheffield Hallam University as part of “Transmission: Speaking and Listening”.

2004                 

Wish You Were Here. Waygood Gallery, Newcastle.

Overlap Symposium, Tihaney International Postgraduate Program, The Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, Tihaney, Hungary.

Ministering to The Swinish Luxury of The Rich, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester.

An evening with David Mabb and William Morris, Wallpaper History Society, Coles, London.

Useful Work Versus Useless Toil, William Morris Society of Canada, Emmanuel College, Victoria University, Toronto.

2005        

Enthusiasm, Neil Cummings and Marysia Lewandowska, “Sunday Sightlines”, Whitechapel Gallery, London.

Death is Part of the Process? Curators talk, Void, Derry.

Artists Talks, There is Always an Alternative, Temporary Contemporary, London.

Smash the Bourgeoisie! Victory to the Decorating Business! Or, William Mabb in the Work of David Morris. Plenary Lecture. “Morris in the 21st Century. The 50th Anniversary Conference of the William Morris Society”. Royal Holloway College, Surrey.

2006        

Smash the Bourgeoisie! Victory to the Decorating Business! Or, William Mabb in the Work of David Morris. Marxism and the Interpretation of Culture, Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, University of London.

Art into Everyday Life as part of “My world: New Subjectivities in Design”, The British Council, The Contemporary Art Centre and The Academy of Art and Design, Vilnius.

On the Passage of A Few Patterns through a Rather Brief Moment in Time: William Mabb in the Work of David Morris 1998-2006 as part of “Riffs on Pattern”, Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto.

David Mabb as part of the “Wallpaper Study Day”, at the V&A and the Serpentine Gallery, London.

Thomas Demand, Serpentine Gallery, London.

2007        

Rhythm 69, “William Morris Research Seminar”, University of Northampton.

2008        

Colin Darke’s The Capital Paintings inCreativity and Commodity”, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin.

Rhythm 69, Historical Materialism First North American Conference, York University, Toronto.

“Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful”: William Morris and Kitsch. Part of “Why is everything for sale?” Goldsmiths, University of London.

2009        

Commodity Form, The Bluecoat, Liverpool.

William Morris and the Constructivists. What went wrong? Part ofConstructivism and the Art of Everyday Life”, Tate Modern, London. In collaboration with The Open University and the Research Forum, Courtauld Institute of Art, London.

Everyday Utopias, part of Cultural Identity in the Age of Globalization: Contemporary Art in Britain and Asia, Hong Ik University, Seoul.

Art into Everyday Life, part of “The Ghosts of the Past: everyday life 20 years after the fall of Communism”, University of East London.

Allan Sekula’s The Lottery of the Sea: A Screening and Discussion. Xenos research group at the Department of Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London.

Rhythm 69’: Morris/Richter/Malevich. An everyday utopia? Part of “Is the Future Past” Goldsmiths, University of London.

Chto delat/What is to be done? Sixth Historical Materialism Annual Conference. SOAS and Birkbeck, London.

2010        

Proposals for a Socialist Colony. Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Critical Realism, A Screening of Alan Sekula’s Lottery of the Sea and Symposium. CentreCATH, University of Leeds.

The Constructivists and the appropriation of the designs of William Morris. Part of “William Morris: Radicalism and Aesthetics”, Canadian Society of Aesthetics, Congress 2010, Concordia University, Montreal.

William Morris Interventions. The Cuming Museum, London.

David Mabb’s Collaboration with William Morris. Art Colloquia Lecture in association with“Useful & Beautiful: The Transatlantic Arts of William Morris and the Pre-Raphaelites” University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware.

The Morris Kitsch Archive, in association with“Useful & Beautiful: The Transatlantic Arts of William Morris and the Pre-Raphaelites” Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, Delaware.

Inspired by Morris, William Morris Gallery, London.

Utopia Reconstructed, in “Radicalism in Contemporary Art and Literature” with China Mieville and Caroline Arscott. Historical Materialism Annual Conference. SOAS, London.

Street Art of the Russian Revolution: Students, Teachers, Artists in “Cultures of Occupation and Demonstration: 2010/1968/1917”. Marxism in Culture, Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, University of London.

2011         

Utopia Ltd. Wexford Art Centre, Wexford.

Art. Is There an Alternative? Goldsmiths, University of London.

The Morris Kitsch Archive, Penelope Fitzgerald Memorial Address, William Morris Society, Kelmscott Coach House, London.

Utopia Ltd. Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda.

Redesigning the Beautiful: Morris, Mabb, and the Politics of Wallpaper, “Rethinking William Morris, Rethinking Ourselves”, University of Ottawa.

William Morris, ‘The Campaign for Drawing’ at “William Morris: Story, Memory, Myth”. Two Temple Place, London.

2012        

On the Passage of A Few Patterns through a Rather Brief Moment in Time: David Mabb’s appropriations of William Morris 1999-2011. The Courtauld Institute, in conjunction withWilliam Morris: Story, Memory, Myth”. Two Temple Place, London.

Speaker part of“Lineages of Modernism and the Avant-Garde”, Historical Materialism Annual Conference. SOAS, London

2013        

Meet the Artist, Gallery talk ‘Regime Change Begins at Home’,William Morris Gallery, London.

David Mabb: in conversation, part of “…how is it towards the east” Calvert 22 Gallery, London.

Regime Change Begins at Home for The Friends of the William Morris Gallery, William Morris Gallery, London.

Protest Paintings as part of ‘Heckler’ Trade Gallery, Nottingham.

William Morris in the work of David Mabb as part of ‘How We Make and How We Might Make’, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge.

Off with his head! Reworkings of Tatlin’s Monument to the Third International and monuments to Lenin in art since the 1960s, part of 'Avant-Garde', Historical Materialism Annual Conference. SOAS, London

2014

Announcer, as part of “And Painting? Questioning contemporary painting”, Facudade de Bela- Artes da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal.

David Mabb: In Conversation with Morgan Quaintance, Focal Point Gallery, Southend on Sea.

Announcer, Peer Sessions, Focal Point Gallery, Southend on Sea.

The Decorating Business: William Morris Wallpaper and Constructivism as part of 'The Wallpaper of Revolution' with Ulrich Lehmann, Open University Camden Centre, London.

But what does it mean to paint politically? Part of "Commitment in Painting", Paintclubeast in collaboration with Firstsite, Colchester.

Symposium: Legacies of Malevich; abstraction then and now, with Briony Fer and Hal Foster, Camberwell College of the Arts, University of the Arts, London.

A Romance in Fourteen Parts, part of "Art, cultural labour and reproduction of capitalism" Historical Materialism Annual Conference, SOAS London.

Selected publications

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Catalogues, books, journals and interviews.

2000

David Mabb, Wapping the Movie, Artist Stories, Artists and new media www.art.org.uk and www.anweb.co.uk

David Mabb with Catherine Gibson, Problems of Everyday Life, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool

2001

Marnie Fleming David Mabb: The Decorating Business, Steve Edwards, The Trouble with Morris, Matthew Higgs, 20 Questions in The Decorating Business

Oakville Galleries, Ontario

2002

Steve Edwards, Gerard Hemsworth, Suhail Malik, Peter Nagy, Alka Pandy, Sidewinder, CIMA Gallery, Calcutta, India

Carol McNicoll and Jacqueline Poncelet, Pattern Crazy, Crafts Council Gallery, London

David Mabb, Critical Home Video, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand

Steve Edwards, The Trouble with Morris , David Mabb, Some Introductory Notes On My Morris Works, The Journal of William Morris Studies, Volume XV No 1

2003

David Mabb, Critical Home Video, Artspace, Peterborough, Ontario

David Mabb Spring, Fine Arts 2002-2003, The British School at Rome

Polly Leonard, Art of the Stitch and Sample, Embroiderers Guild, London

David Mabb, Further Up In The Air, Further A Field, Liverpool

James Patten, A Factory as It Might be or The Hall of Flowers, David Mabb, Introductory notes on A Factory as It Might be or The Hall of Flowers, Colin Mooers, Dialectics at a Standstill: The Art of David Mabb, in A Factory as It Might be or The Hall of Flowers, The Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario

Science Fiction Double Feature, Aas, Birmingham

2004

Steve Edwards, The Colonisation of Utopia, Caroline Arscott, Four Walls: Morris and Ornament in William Morris, David Mabb, Whitworth Art Gallery,University of Manchester

Arttextiles 3, Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery

Shirley MacWilliam, Inter… Interessay, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston

David Mabb, Furthermore … ‘a book of proposals’ Proposal for The Linosa Close Transitional Monument, Further A Field, Liverpool

David Mabb, Pilot:1 Doubleplusgood Books, London

David Mabb, Transmission: Speaking and Listening, Ornament and Utility, Sheffield Hallam University and Site Gallery, Sheffield

JJ Charlesworth, Wish You Were Here, Waygood Gallery and Studios, Northumbria University Fine Art Press

2005

David Mabb, Notes on William Morris in Jaipur: The Work of Art in the Context of Hand-made Reproduction, Peter Nagy, Mabb takes Morris to Jaipur: The

Whirligig of Influence in William Morris in Jaipur: The Work of Art in the Context of Hand-made Reproduction, British Council and Nature Morte, New Delhi

David Mabb, Two series of paintings: Elegies to the Third International and Unrealised Projects Series in There is Always an Alternative Dave Beech and Mark Hutchinson, London

David Mabb, Pilot:2 Doubleplusgood Books, London

2006

David Mabb, Art into Everyday Life, Simon Rees, Fraying at the Edges: Carpets and Paintings by David Mabb, Lolita Jablonskiene A Brief History of the “Art into Everyday Life” Movement, in Mabb, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius

David Mabb The Paintings of Yujin Kang, in Between, Yujin Kang, Kumho Museum, Seoul

The Sneeze, essays by Taru Elfving, Nelson Henricks, Mary Anne Kearns and Edward Sumner, Article Press, Birmingham

Modern Lovers, essays by Pil and Galia Kollective, Sala-manca, Avi Pitchon, London

John Moores 24, National Museums Liverpool

2007

Dialogues, Biennale of Contemporary Art, Menage, St Petersburg, Russia

A Miniature Retrospective, Issue 7 /seconds: sci-fi, utopia, roadside picnics. http://www.slashseconds.org/issues/002/003/articles/dmabb/index.php

2008

David Mabb on Colin Darke’s Capital Paintings and Colin Darke on David Mabb’s Rhythm 69, “Commodity Form”, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast

Colin Darke and David Mabb, Commodity Form, Web TV

David Mabb, Pilot: Pilot, London

2009

David Mabb, Notes on the Morris Kitsch Archive, “Textile: The Journal of Cloth and Culture”, Volume 7, Issue 3, November

2010

David Mabb, Morris/Fruit, Rodchenko/Triple Peaks, in Gill Saunders, “Walls Are Talking: Wallpaper, Art and Culture”, The Whitworth Art Gallery,

Manchester and KWS Publishers, Chicago and London.

David Mabb, Hijack: Morris Dialectically, in “William Morris in the Twenty-First Century” edited by Phillippa Bennett and Rosie Miles, published by Peter Lang.

Gail Day, Steve Edwards, David Mabb, What Keeps Mankind Alive?’: the Eleventh International Istanbul Biennial. Once More on Aesthetics and Politics, “Historical Materialism” 18.4 135–171

2011

David Mabb, Green Engineering Object, cover of Lisa Fishman, “Current”, Parlor Press, South Carolina.

2013

David Mabb, Art into Everyday Life, in “The Everyday of Memory: Between Communism and Post Communism” edited by Marta Rabikowska, published by Peter Lang.

David Mabb, Commodity as comrade: Luibov Popova – Untitled textile design on William Morris wallpaper for Historical Materialism, in ‘The Politics of Consumption’, Ephemera: theory and politics in organization. Volume 13, number 2, May 2013 ISSN 2052-1499 (online) ISSN 2052-1499 (Print).

David Mabb, Elegies to the third International Totem - Haunted Technologies, /seconds: Issue 14 2013 ISSN 1751-4134

2014

David Mabb, Transitional Monument part of the Agency of Unrealised Projects, e- flux 2014

David Mabb, Announcer, Focal Point Gallery, Southend on Sea, ISBN 978-1-907185-17-5

Alex Michon, Meet the Newlyweds, ‘Mr and Mrs Andrews’, Transition Gallery http://www.transitiongallery.co.uk/htmlpages/MrandMrsAndrews_meetthenewlyweds.html

Interview with David Mabb at Focal Point Gallery, IDEA13 TV

Ben Wiedel-Kaufmann, The Social Bases of Abstract Art, UpDown Gallery, Ramsgate, Abstract Critical 3/10/2014 http://abstractcritical.com/article/the-social-bases-of-abstract-art-updown-gallery-ramsgate/

2015

David Mabb, Announcer. Part of Lançamento do Livro “And Painting? A pintura contemporânea em questão, Faculdade de Belas-Artes Da Universidade de Lisboa

Michelle Weinroth, Redesigning the Beautiful, Morris, Mabb, and the Politics of Wallpaper chapter 9 in ‘To Build a Shadowy Isle of Bliss: William Morris's Radicalism and the Embodiment of Dreams’ Michelle Weinroth, Paul Leduc Browne, published by McGill-Queen's University Press ISBN 0773596984,9780773596986

Reviews

2000

Penny Fray, A surreal look at everyday problems, The Big Issue, 20 January

Gilbert Bouchard, Mabb paints a bigger picture, See Magazine, 23-29 March

Maureen Fenniak, Idiots is delightful, Vue Weekly, 23-29 March

Charles Mandel, Tantalized by touristy tea towels? Does Latitude have a show for you! Edmonton Journal, 31 March

Carol Baldwin, The Decorating Business, The Oakville Beaver, 10 October

Jennifer Malotek, Malevich meets Morris at Mabb’s solo show at the Oakville Galleries, The Medium on Line, http://medium.sa.utoronto.ca/Archives/October30/arts_story_4.htm

Elaine Hujar, If the walls could only talk, The Hamilton Spectator, 10 November

2002

Stephen Palmer, Showhouse, Artists Newsletter, February

Sally O'Reilly, Showhouse, Time Out, February 20-27

Charlotte Edwards, Showhouse, Art Review, March

Kate Mcintyre, Pattern Crazy, Crafts, No. 179 November/December

2003

John Laycock Artist is stuck on wallpaper, history, The Windsor Star, 9 August

Interview with Steve Edwards, Video 1, Displaying Modern Art, Art of the 20th Century, Open University, A318,

Pete Clark, David Mabb: Ministering to the Swinish Luxury of the Rich, a-n Magazine, August http://www.air-artists.org/artists_talking/article/177373

Gill Saunders, Mining Morris, The Wallpaper History Review, 2004/05

Sarah Milroy, A Morris Dance, Globe and Mail, 26th November

Lisa Andrews, William Morris – Ministering to the Swinish Luxury of the Rich, Embroidery, November/December

Peter Goddard, Getting crafty with Morris, Toronto Star, 11th December

Dave Beech, As it Might Be. The Radical Legacy of William Morris in the Work of David Mabb, Marcus Waith, David Mabb, with essays by Caroline Arscott and Steve Edwards, William Morris, The Journal of William Morris Studies Volume XVI Number I

2004

Crafty Cuts, Grafik, January

Dave Beech, David Mabb, Untitled, Number 33 Spring

Ginnie Mahajan, Activism inspires David Mabb’s art, Hindustan Times 24th March

David Mabb, Artists and Their Art, First City, Delhi’s City Magazine, May

Rosie Miles and David Mabb, Pop Art, Modernism, and Morris: An Interview with David Mabb, The Journal of Pre-Raphaelite Studies, New series 14:Spring

Gopika Nath, Re-orienting Design, William Morris in Jaipur, an Exhibition of Works, Art India, volume x issue ii, quarter ii

Eileen Walsh, Weird or Wonderful Art? Daily Ireland, April 21st

Martin Herbert, What is the Alternative, Art Monthly, October

2006

Jurgita Ludaviciene, Williamas Morrisas ir ,,Lietuvos” kino teatro, Liteiatiana Menas, 17, Vasario

Laima Kreivyte, Menas kadienybei: dizaino politika. Pokalbis su britu menininku Davidu Mabbu. Meno Dienos, Sausio 27, Nr 4 (693).

Ruta Miksioniene, Modernizmo pastatai isliks kilimous, Vos Rytas, Sausio 23, No 18

Regina Statkuviene, Kilimu Rastuose - Sovietmecio Architektura, Lietuva Eliubs, Sausio 30, No 4

Ruta Miksioniene, Zinomus Viliaus pastatus btitas iamzino Lentvario Kilimuose, Sostine/Lietuvos rytas, Vasario 7, No 31

David Mabb, Lie uvis pristato parodas MC gyvai ir gerai; brit menininkas David Mabb pristato Vilni, kur suaud kilimus, Beatbox MC CAC TV 15th March

Aust Ja Epauskait, Secvijokliai glamon ja socarchitekt r iaur s At nai. 2006-03-18 nr. 789. http://www.culture.lt/satenai/?leid_id=789&kas=spaudai&st_id=3595

Anna Matyukhina, David Mabb in Lithuania, The William Morris Society in the United States Newsletter, Spring

Sorrel Hershberg, Art into Everyday Life in Design and Architecture, Souvenirs, British Council, Spring

Jonathan Trayner, Ornamental Paths of Least Resistance, Garageland, Issue 2

Mildos Rapkauskaites, Nostalgiski Paradoksai, Namas Ir As, Nr. 3 (77)

Alice McEwan, The Rotting Fruits of Revolution: William Morris meets the Constructivists in the Work of David Mabb, Principia Dialectica, Issue No. 2 Autumn / Winter

2007

A Matyukhina, “Dialogues”: David Mabb’s Videos in St. Petersburg, The William Morris Society in the United States Newsletter, Winter

2008

Dagfinn Havnen, Rytmisk fra David Mabb, Sunmeorsposten 31st May

Michelle Weinroth, Reading Matters, David Mabb, Rhythm 69, Colin Darke, David Mabb’s Rhythm 69, in ‘Reading Matters’, special issue on William Morris. AE Canadian Aesthetics Journal, Volume 15, Fall http://www.uqtr.ca/AE/Vol_15/ReadingMatters/Reading_matters_TOC.htm

Gill Saunders, Commodity Form: Colin Darke The Capital Paintings and David Mabb Rhythm 69, Wallpaper History Review 2008.

2009

David Balzar, David Mabb, Eye Weekly, March 11th http://www.eyeweekly.com/galleries/article/54308

Leah Sandals, Art Is Our Homeboy, The National Post, Saturday March 14th

Marnie Fleming, David Mabb: William Morris and Constructivism Meet the Marketplace, Canadian Art, March 19th http://www.canadianart.ca/online/reviews/2009/03/19/david-mabb/

Lucy Chapman, 4x4: Four Galleries, Four Exhibitions, Textile: The Journal of Cloth and Culture, Volume 7, Number 3, November

2010

Joe Lewis, This Wallpaper Isn't Killing Me: Review of David Mabb's Have Nothing in Your Houses That You Do Not Know to Be Useful, or Believe to Be Beautiful, Textile: The Journal of Cloth and Culture, Volume 8, Number 1, April

Goldsmiths: But is it Art? Dragonfly TV for BBC 4, Part 1 transmitted 12th April and Part 2 transmitted 19th April

2011

Edward Epstein, David Mabb, Willmington, DE. Art Papers, Jan-Feb

Henry Lydiate and David Mabb, Art and Appropriation – when does artistic freedom become copyright infringement? Artlaw TV, Artquest, London

Kitty Rogers, Utopia Ltd, Paper Visual Art Journal

Milada Burcikova, William Morris in the Twenty-First Century. Utopian Studies - Volume 22, Number 2, 2011, pp. 377-383 E-ISSN: 2154-9648 Print ISSN: 1045-991X

John Parkis, William Morris in the Twenty-First Century. The Journal of William Morris studies Volume XIX Number 2 Summer 2011 pp 65-69 ISSN1756-1353

Diana Newall and Christina Unwin, David Mabb, Morris/Honeysuckle, Rodchenko/Hard Currency, in, “The Chronology of Pattern: Pattern in Art from the Lotus

Flower to Flower Power”, A&C Black Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, London

2012

Gilbert Bonifas, William Morris in the Twenty-First Century, Cercles, January ISSN:1292-8968

Rachel Francis, Morris reconstructed, V&A Magazine, Issue No 28 Summer, ISSN:1465-8291

2013

Howard Brad Halverson, Art: David Mabb, Sick of the Radio, http://sickoftheradio.com/2013/04/25/david-mabb-artist/

Peter Stansky, William Morris in the Twenty-First Century. Journal of Victorian Studies, Volume 55 No 4 2013



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