Gallery run 7th June

1171
Helen Beard at Newport Street Gallery with brightly coloured figures in intimate settings.

1172
Sadia Laska at Newport Street Gallery with artwork referencing the New York music and cultural scene.

1173
Boo Saville at Newport Street Gallery with vividly painted found images from Google searches on the internet.

1174
Seung Taek Lee at White Cube with great sculptures made from brightly coloured vinyl sheet stretched over sculptural supports.

1175
Julian Schnabel at Pace Gallery has painted expressive black marks reminiscent (to me) of ploughs and pitch forks, on blown-up prints that originally celebrated country life. The prints were made by a Royal Academician and for those in the know Pace shares a building with the RA who are celebrating 250 years and this body of work is a nod to that anniversary.

1176
Adboulaye Konate of Blain Southern showing at Stephen Friedman Gallery in a group show that celebrates African art and culture.

1177
Florence Mytum at Slade postgraduate show. The stone structures of the art school’s architecture have been softened with extruded sponge.

1178
Gabriela Giroletti at Slade postgraduate show.

1179
Charlie Barlow at Slade postgraduate show with clusters of spots all over the corridors and even into the loo.

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Gallery run 31st May

1161
Jonathan Trayte at Kate MacGarry using cement and vinyl sticker to make striking high-art.

1162
Jordan Kasey at Kate MacGarry with an unusual close-up of familiar subject matter. The two pairs of lights look, to me at least, like pairs of cartoon eyes staring up from the dark background. They are in fact the windows of the house behind.

1163
Luke Rudolf of Kate MacGarry with carefully composed paintings.

1164
Zofia Rydet showing at Calvert 22 with examples of photos from documentation of over 20,000 families.

1165
Weronika Gesicka at Calvert 22 with interesting photos of partially missing figures. In this particular image the jigsaw make this theme of absence part of a visual pun.

1166
St.Paul’s Cathedral as it’s never been seen before, by artist Abigail Reynolds at Peer UK.

1167
Gastone Medin at Estorick Collection with a modernist film set design. The show features such designers who were influenced by architecture and Hollywood.

1168
Giorgio Morandi at Estorick Collection in a great show that also has the original drawings of some well known paintings.

1169
Emilio Greco at the Estorick Collection.

Gallery run 23rd May

1151
Tori Wilding at St.Martins BA fine art degree show. A nice piece that has an unassuming location in a corridor.

1152
Vanessa Loera Castro at St.Martins BA fine art degree show with a room lit by sodium lighting evoking memories of London streets.

1153
Yngve Holen with a striking section of security fence at Stuart Shave Modern Art that addresses the group show theme of fences and windows head on.

1154
Paul Chan of Massimo De Carlo and Greenenaftali showing at Stuart Shave Modern Art with a witty take on the Madonna and Child motif.

1155
Jef Verheyen at Stuart Shave Modern Art with lovely abstract paintings.

1156
Otto Boll at Stuart Shave Modern Art with very subtle interventions into the gallery architecture.

1157
Sonya Derviz at Slade BA fine art degree show with harmonious and freely painted abstracts.

1158
Finlay Abbott Ellwood at Slade BA fine art degree show, with great abstracts.

1159
Joanna Weller Windrush Amnesia (left) at Iconic Peckham show by Art-CP Galleria.

Gallery run 17th May

1141
Ian Cheng of Pilar Corrias at Serpentine Gallery with animated figures that follow their own wills created by AI programming.

1142
Hermann Nitsch at Massimo De Carlo with paintings inspired by controversial performances by the artist, involving public dissections of bulls and other animals intertwined with religious themes.

1143
Sarah Cain at Timothy Taylor with great abstract paintings.

1144
Markus Lupertz of Michael Werner with a series of tent paintings he made in the 60’s from catalogue photos.

1145
Newly decorated phone box outside Lisson Gallery.

1146
Mary Corse at Lisson Gallery with highly reflective paintings that use micro glass beads familiar from road signs.

1147
Richard Long of Lisson Gallery with a flint circle.

1148
A radiant glow from a government building no less.

1149
Dieter Roth at Rob Tufnell with a piece referencing the Daily Mirror newspaper.

Gallery run 10th May

1131
Beatriz Milhazes at White Cube with a 15m long tapestry in her characteristic style.

1132
JeffKeen at Kate MacGarry with an early example of spliced 8mm film intercut with animation.

1133
Birgit Jurgenssen of Alison Jacques Gallery with delicately presented photographs using gauze fabrics to give a soft focus and welded metal frames which she made herself.

1134
Wilhelm Sasnal at Sadie Coles HQ with paintings in his distinctive style.

1135
Christian Boltanski at Marian Goodman with films of interventions and installations in deserted landscapes.

1136
Juan Usle of Frith Street Gallery with delicate brushwork.

1137
Rose Wylie at David Zwirner with evocative paintings made from the artist’s memory and images she finds in her studio.

1138
Alvaro Barrington at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac with paintings and sketches.

1139
Joseph Beuys at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac with a big retrospective and here a transformer and felt installation.

Gallery run 3rd May

1121
Julian Opie at Alan Cristea Gallery with the ubiquitous vinyl support now raised to the level of very good, high art.

1122
Helen Frankenthaler at Victoria Miro.

1123
Richard Serra of Gagosian with thickly covered sheets of paper, revealing uncovered edges built into the composition.

1124
Matthias Bitzer of Almine Rech Gallery with faces, mediating mathematical forms and his characteristic alternating light and dark bands of paint.

1125
John Chamberlain of Gagosian with posthumous artwork of crushed car parts shown in conjunction with his estate.

1126
Urs Fischer of Sadie Coles HQ with an emerging nude figure.

1127
Eric N Mack at Simon Lee Gallery with multi-media images and spaces.

1128
Karen Kilimnik of Sprueth Magers with small, vivid paintings. The effect of her imagination is clear from the explosion and bullet traces that have been frozen for the single moment of the composition.

1129
Spot the front door with letter box and street number 69, drawn onto this shelter along with the more obvious added brickwork.

Gallery run 26th April

1111
Rezi Van Lankveld of Approach Gallery with great surreal, abstract paintings.

1112
Evren Tekinoktay at The Approach.

1113
Spencer Finch of Lisson Gallery showing at Whitechapel Gallery in Art For The Elizabeth Line.

1114
Paloma Varga Weisz of Sadie Coles HQ showing at Whitechapel Gallery.

1115
Maria Bartuszova of Alison Jacques showing at Whitechapel Gallery.

1116
Sondra Perry at Serpentine Galleries with a reinterpretation of a tragic event, originally depicted by Turner, of sick and weakened slaves being thrown overboard a ship to cash in on insurance payouts.

1117
Stefanie Heinze at Saatchi Gallery.

1118
Chris Hood at Saatchi Gallery.

1119
Pasta hanging off sculpture in preparation for studio lunch, with machine in the foreground. Iconic Peckham show with ArtCPGalleria.