Cross Lane Projects Publications 

Vitalist Kinetics

By Dean Kenning


Published on the occasion of Dean Kenning ‘Evolutionary Love’ Mark Tanner Sculpture Award Exhibition. The book includes essays by Martha Barratt and John Roberts and Conversations with Emma Hart and Lindsey Seers.

Paperback, 64 pages, 220 x 168 mm

ISBN 978-1-7397170-0-1

First published 2022

It is available from Cross Lane Projects for £10.

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Modern Capricho

The Inaugural Exhibition of Prints and Works

Nicola Bealing, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Denise De Cordova, Simon Marsh, Rebecca Scott and Mark Woods.


6-8 Vestry St, London N1 7RE

Open every Saturday, 12-6pm in June & July or by appointment.

A Modern Capricho brings together work by artists Nicola Bealing, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Denise de Cordova, Simon Marsh, Rebecca Scott and Mark Woods.

It is apposite to be thinking about Goya while the world stumbles; if you think we’ve got it bad, with our pandemic, financial crisis, unstable leaders, wars and natural disasters, look at Spain in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. 

History is replete with war and starvation, but Goya has an ability for penetrating hurt. Goya doesn’t exonerate the evils of individuals and groups, he amasses evidence of universal depravity. His trademark is detachment, and his work contains a layering of meanings. He masks his satire by using images that inspire multiple interpretations, mixing horror with ribaldry.

A Modern Capricho is very relevant today in our era of fake news and new normal.  The work in this exhibition is eloquent and urgent enough, to be displayed in proximity to Goya’s Los Caprichos and create a contemporary dialogue.

A Modern Capricho will be the first exhibition at Cross Lane Projects’ new gallery Vestry St in Hoxton, London. Visitors are invited into this uniquely intimate space to read, reflect, discuss and view contemporary art in a salon-like setting. Located in a private residence on the road that bears its name, Vestry St presents a programme of curated exhibitions and events by leading contemporary artists, both local and international.

The salon at Vestry St will be open every Saturday, 12 – 6pm, in June and July 2022, or by appointment.

High on Hope

Mark Fairnington, Gerard Hemsworth, Roy Holt, Rebecca Scott,  Bob & Roberta Smith, Michael Stubbs,
Jessica Voorsanger, Mark Wallinger, Suzy Willey

23 July – 24 September 2022
Private View: Friday 22nd July 2022

The largest exhibition of Contemporary Painting is coming to Cross Lane Projects, Kendal, this Summer, bringing together the biggest names in Contemporary Art.

‘High on Hope’ has been conceived as a memorial exhibition for the artist Gerard Hemsworth (1945-2021). It brings together a selection of Hemsworth’s canvases with that the work by eight other artists whom he taught, on the Master’s programme at Goldsmiths College, London, in the late 1980s and early 1990s. 

The exhibition, which has been devised by the painter Rebecca Scott, focuses on artists whose work she sees as resonating with Hemsworth’s own engagement with a type of “post-conceptual figurative or representational painting”.

For Hemsworth, both in his own work and in his teaching, the criticality of art was central. He saw all art as falling into two broad categories “art that celebrates the world we live in, and art that questions it”, or to put it another way “art which addresses what we know, and art which addresses what we do not know”. It was the latter of these positions that governed much of his thinking in the studio and pedagogically.

The Goldsmiths MA and Hemsworth as a teacher and artist influenced a huge number of artists working in all fields of art. This exhibition brings together some of these artists: Mark Fairnington, Gerard Hemsworth, Roy Holt, Rebecca Scott, Bob & Roberta Smith, Michael Stubbs, Jessica Voorsanger, Mark Wallinger and Suzy Willey. 

The artists on show reflect Scott’s own circle of influence and interest in the language of representation in painting.  Scott has selected each work carefully to draw out allegiances, connections, and what she describes as “trickles of thought”.