Primary colours, block shadows and gradient skies highlight dynamic outlines of corrugated iron and brick chimneys, whilst showcasing developments in minimalist postproduction and digital art. Steve Bainbridge (b. 1974) expresses a vision for disassociated topographies, where geography is a fluid concept which alludes to a multitude of identities. The series looks at the future of an industrialised and technological planet, where buildings become replicated beyond control and are no longer separated by distinguishable features or indicatory details. Bainbridge’s desire to formally train as a photographer was inspired by the candid documentary works of Tim Page, Don McCullin, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Elliott Erwitt. Recording daily life has since become an enduring personal project for the London-based artist, capturing both interior and exterior spaces with a keen vision for contemporary iconography and defined environments. www.stevebainbridge.com.
Schwitters in Britain, London
Tate Britain opens a new show on Kurt Schwitters. Opening on 30 January, the show focuses on his later works in Britain which began in 1940 when he arrived as a refugee until his death eight years later.
For the conceptual artist Mike Mandel, the 1970s was a time of enrichment; the ensuing productivity is celebrated in Good 70s at SFMOMA.