Luc Tuymans, The Shore, at David Zwirner, London
Luc Tuymans, one of the giant figures in contemporary painting, landed in London again last week, with his second show for the David Zwirner gallery here. For anyone pretending to…
Natalie Dray, DRAY, at Cell Projects Space, London
Natalie Dray has been part of group shows at V22 and Palazzo Peckham in London in the past few years, as well as having participated in some international exhibitions in Europe, but this is her first solo presentation in London since graduating from the Royal Academy Schools last year.
Mary Ramsden, Swipe, at Pilar Corrias Gallery, London
This week I would like to encourage you to see a show which opened last night in the West End, featuring the work of a young painter recently graduated from the Royal Academy Schools.
On Golden Square – Danh Vō, Homosapiens, at Marian Goodman Gallery and Daniel Silver, Rock Formations, at Frith Street Gallery, London
Let us start the year with a pair of must-see solo exhibitions that both opened last night. Danh Vō and approach the proposition of object making from very different angles,…
Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2014 and Julie Verhoeven at ICA, London
The fortieth, and final Dispatch of 2014 reports from the ICA which on a dark, cold and blustery December night was absolutely hopping with energy yesterday. For anyone crazy enough…
Joachim Brohm, Vernacular and Modern, at Grimaldi Gavin, London
For the penultimate Dispatch of 2014 I am back in the West End of London at the Grimaldi Gavin gallery on Albermarle Street. This is a gallery with no shop front, so you have got to know it is there, but counterintuitively, once you descend to the lower ground floor you find a gracefully proportioned suite of rooms flooded with natural light from a glass atrium roof. It’s a pleasure just to discover this unexpectedly delightful space in a street you thought you knew so well.
Caragh Thuring at Chisenhale Gallery, London
It is always quite exciting when the Chisenhale Gallery turns itself over to a painter. We are more used to walking down the concrete ramp and entering a darkened space…
Chance and Order at The Eagle Gallery, London
Andrew Bick, Katrina Blannin, Natalie Dower, Kenneth Martin, Mary Martin, Jeffrey Steele Emma Hill set up The Eagle Gallery, in a beautifully proportioned room above the Eagle Pub on Farringdon Road…
Julian Stair, Quotidian, at Corvi Mora, London
I should declare my hand from the outset here: I have, until very recently, been a life-long craft-denier. I am in a process of rehabilitation, and must thank a number of patient individuals, who know who they are, for gently easing me out of this state of profound ignorance. I am therefore probably the least qualified person imaginable to address the most recent exhibition of work by the very distinguished ceramicist, and academic, Julian Stair. But I will plough on, with all the zeal of a recent convert.
A Grand Day Out
This week I am going to try and tempt you out of London and up to Yorkshire, where in a day trip you can take in an amazing variety of…
Philippe Van Snick, Eviter Le Pire, at Arcade Fine Arts, London
For the next three weeks, as the nights draw in and the colour seems to drain out of the natural world with the falling of the leaves, should you wander…
Tamara Henderson, Charmer Scripture, and Banu Cennetoglu, Gentle Madness, at Rodeo, London
Charing Cross Road. 123 Charing Cross Road, to be precise. It’s an address that evokes a romantic, bookish notion of London. It’s also the London of theatreland, of international students with matching rucksacks and of ‘arty’ bookshops with pulsing neon signs and pulsating basements.