Michael Armitage: The Chapel at South London Gallery
Armitage has a remarkable facility as a painter, a command of colour and a seductive line. I for one will enjoy watching him continue to explore the territory he has claimed for himself.
Women to Watch UK: Metal at Phillips London
A great opportunity to see some very substantial work by artists one does not often see in such a prominent space in central London.
Juha Pekka Matias Laakkonen at Corvi-Mora and Aaron Angell at Rob Tuffnel, 139 Lambeth Walk
We visit two shows in South London rooted in the natural world, with elements of the fantastical
Toby Ziegler: Slave and Nao Matsunaga: Blue & White at New Art Centre, Salisbury
While no claims are made for connections between the two shows, an acutely contemporary interrogation of their respective genres informs both bodies of work, and makes for an exceptionally satisfying visit.
Jessica Warboys – Tremolo, at French Riviera
French Riviera has that almost unheard-of thing: a true spirit of experimentation and risk-taking
Richard Long: EARTH SKY at Houghton Hall
EARTH SKY at Houghton Hall shows Richard Long at the top of his game and should not be missed.
Anne Hardy: Falling and Walking (phhhhhhhhhhh phossshhhhh crrhhhhzzz mn huaooogh) at Art Night 2017
This is her largest ever single installation and after Art Night the work will become the first of Hardy’s increasingly ambitious works to enter a permanent museum collection.
Ron Nagle: Amended Testimony at Stuart Shave/Modern Art
Ron Nagle’s beautifully installed first ever UK solo show offers a new perspective on the history of ceramic sculptures as an art form.
‘Into the Unknown: A Journey through Science Fiction’ at Barbican Art Gallery, London
“We are only seeking Man. We have no need of other worlds. We need mirrors.”
Maeve Brennan: The Drift at Chisenhale Gallery, London
Brennan’s portrait of three individuals in Lebanon is sensitive, sympathetic and nuanced, all the while overlaid with the optimism inherent in the metaphorical act of mending.
Jordan Wolfson at Sadie Coles HQ
These are bitingly sardonic works that operate nimbly across a multiplicity of media, negotiating the complexity of many different allusions without ever being explicit about references.