Gallery run 8th January

Abigail Fallis on The Line sculpture trail by the River Lea.

Some DIY sculpture on the Regents Canal.

Raphaela Simon at Michael Werner with simple-looking but complex paintings. Also, interesting sewn sculptures of figures.

Antony Gormley at Thaddaeus Ropac with a figure embedded amongst the interlocking rods.

Joseph Beuys at Thaddaeus Ropac.

Valie Export at Thaddaeus Ropac in a show featuring her 1980 Venice Biennale works.

Marcin Maciejowski with acerbic commentary on art appreciation, delivered in nicely painted images.

Gabriela Giroletti at Bloomberg New Contemporaries showing at South London Gallery.

Yulia Losilzon at Bloomberg New Contemporaries in South London Gallery.

Gallery run 18th December

The Old Kent Road tank has had a new paint job. Photographed at the beginning of today’s run. Thank you @julianlowepaintings for telling me about the new paint job.

Egg-shaped sculpture by the River Lee. Who is the artist?

Ed Baynard at Stephen Friedman Gallery with stylised still-lifes.

Jessi Reaves at Herald Street with re-purposed household items elevated to high art.

Bruce Conner at Thomas Dane Gallery with rapidly changing images, some forming coherent sequences others seemingly random.

Ana Jotta at Greengrassi with intriguing combinations of objects that also have a theatrical feel to them.

Glenn Sorensen of Corvi Mora with images that seem like glimpses of nature.

Chris Gilvan Cartwright at Bloomberg New Contempories.

Xiuching Tsay at Bloomberg New Contempories.

Gallery run 11th December

Richard Forster at Timothy Taylor with photorealistic drawings.

Jockum Nordstrom at David Zwirner with a shadow display of moving figures.

Kara Walker at Sprueth Magers with cutouts and films that have used them.

Leo Villareal at Pace Gallery with vivid images on giant LED displays.

Guy Ben Ner at Sadie Coles with a lighthearted mimed film to the soundtrack of Spielberg’s War of the Worlds.

Antony Gormley of White Cube with block-based figurative sculpture.

Helen Johnson at Pilar Corrias with paintings containing layered imagery.

Roy Oxlade at Alison Jacques Gallery with imaginative and interesting paintings.

Soft Furnishings, Ribosomes and Proteins.

Gallery run 5th December

William Blake at Tate Britain. From Dante’s Divine Comedy. At the gates of Purgatory

Drinking Fountain by Alison Wilding in Rathbone Square, London.

James Welling of Maureen Paley with digital photographs of ancient Roman and Greek artefacts. The photos themselves have been “aged” through their own printing process.

John Cage artefact (a famous one) at the Whitechapel Gallery.

Leo Fitzmaurice in the City Sculpture In The City.

Jyll Bradley Sculpture In The City.

A contemporary sculpture with bag over the head as depicted in various photos of recent wars. By Reza Aramesh Sculpture In The City.

Leake Street.

Saroj Patel at Tension Fine Art showing also with Becky Lyon. Organic plant-like forms.

Gallery run 29th November

Richard Deacon at Lisson Gallery with strained, stressed and, here, undulating forms.

Tony Cragg at Lisson Gallery with stacked forms with highly worked and intricate surfaces.

Bright oil pattern on a sunny day.

Hilary Lloyd at Sadie Coles with images and sounds from her adopted Thamesmead.

Erik Lindman at Almine Rech with attractive, shard-like paintings with glimmers of light and colour set in plain backgrounds.

Merlin Carpenter at Simon Lee Gallery with bright well-worked paintings offering some surreal twists.

Ged Quinn at Stephen Friedman Gallery with images that carry interesting surface markings that work with and against the 3d landscapes depicted.

Mark Bradford at Hauser and Wirth with amazingly intricate paintings that have underlying stacked paper structures.

Fiona Banner at Frith Street Gallery with sea-like images and objects plus a marvellous text detachable from a giant pile at the gallery entrance.

Gallery run 22nd November

Michael E Smith of Stuart Shave Modern Art with daily objects in unusual juxtapositions plus an unexpected theremin.

This week’s run has an extension panel to the map. It is via a lovely stretch of grassland called Parkland Walk. You enter at Highgate and exit at Finsbury Park with the illusion of having crossed from north west London to north east London in a matter of minutes. (In reality Highgate is not that far west, Finsbury Park is not that far East whilst the duration is nearer half an hour. This is the route of a disused tube line.

Incidental mobile homes on a Peckham Street.

Anselm Kiefer at White Cube with interesting vitrines that use cables to create the vegetal forms plus there are a few complicated looking equations written on the glass.

Trix and Robert Haussmann at Herald Street with colourful remakes of an iconic furniture design. There is also some mirror effect on the bases.

Patricia Tribe at Kate MacGarry with about twenty perfect brush strokes, and many rubbings out.

Christodoulos Panayiotou of Rodeo Gallery at Camden Arts Centre. These electricity poles had a few attachments on still and smelt pleasantly of creosote.

Leake Street.

Gallery run 14th November

Gallery run.

Sterling Ruby of Gagosian had commandeered huge welding tables and attached pans and faucets. The effect is a sort of romanticised blue-collar aesthetic.

Andrea Buttner at Hollybush Gardens has made a great version of the azure blue ceiling in the Arena Chapel at Padua by Giotto.

Torey Thornton of Stuart Shave Modern Art with paintings and objects closely relating to paintings. These seem to deliberate on nature and abstraction and the relation between them. Here we see chromosomes in an abstract composition.

Doug Aitkin of Victoria Miro Gallery with glowing sculptures depicting our Information Age.

Celia Paul of Victoria Miro Gallery with delicate portraits.

Peter Davies of Approach Gallery with gestural-abstraction-works inspired by small structured studies. The transition from study to the movement of paint splattering is unclear, which is a good thing.

Hana Miletic at Approach Gallery explores the craft heritage of Croatia and its capital Zagreb . Some of the work is aesthetically attractive, some is edgy and interesting. A zig zag of woven fabric copies the blue tape over a broken window that the artist had photographed.

This week’s update on the Gallery Runner route (yellow line). A longer run down the Regent’s Canal has taken the route off the map and onto the frame surrounding it. Lovely run, with sun and galleries. Today was 31 miles. Divide this by 20 and we get the body mass burnt off which is 1.55kg.
Here’s a thought. All too often such discussion leads to the “health” of losing weight, but isn’t the exact opposite the amazing thing. That the human body needs to use so little resources to propel itself round this distance. It will be about 50 of these runs before I have even used up my own body weight!