David Saunders: 901-1, 1985 at Mummery & Schnelle, London
Mary Reid Kelley: Priapus Agonistes, 2013 at Pilar Corias in ‘Projections’
One of the most striking stands in the New Art section of solo presentations was by German-born (1970) but London-based Philip Newcombe: ten richly playful yet barely-there works ranged like occasional notes across the stand’s white score. They ran from a trumpet mouthpiece, attached as if to suggest the full instrument behind the wall, painted with Vaseline and hung hip-height to accentuate the sex in the title, Blow; a gobstopper-as-planet which had been sucked whilst 'thinking about heavy shit'; and a 'No Games' sign which appeared to have been vandalously inverted: there certainly were games here, so it was natural to read the words as ‘Game On’.
Andy Holden: Eyes in Space, 2012 at Works | Projects, Bristol