Gallery run 26th February

Cinema is a theme in two shows. LSD features at a third show and at both Corvi Mora and Greengrassi galleries there is domesticity with a twist.

10aIt’s opposite St Pancras station and is clearly a work of art, but by whom?

10bBridget Smith at Frith Street Gallery brings us cinema as spectacle. Light becomes object and chairs become sea!

10cJennifer Pastor presents Hand Made Knives 2015, with a fabulous cast-knife-block. We see traces of polystyrene holes and gaffer tape wrinkles.

10dChristies on Duke St St James has a fetching side door during refurbishment.

10eHeman Chong, represented by Wilkinson Gallery showing at South London Gallery. 1,000,000 blacked out business cards which you can walk on.

10fAdam Buick presents Rare Earth at Corvi Mora. He rubs grit and compounds he acquires from landscapes into his pots. Here the pot has become palpably warped due to the introduction of a mobile phone during the firing process!

10gLaura Owens’ style of symbols with drop shadows works well on this piece. The paper has perforations and a group of artists worked on this standard template shown at Rob Tufnell. Their remit was to emulate LSD packaging whilst adding artistic and additional ironic commentary of their own.

10hAlexandre De Cunha offers more bright-mundane and gives the objects spiritual worth in this excellent show at Thomas Dane entitled Freefall. Yes it is a parachute!

10iStan Douglas at Victoria Miro tells the story of the 1974 revolution in Portugal in The Secret Agent. He uses 6 screens and for good measure features a cinema.

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Gallery run 19th February

60’s classics at the Gagosian and David Zwirner and a jog along the Regent’s Canal. A show of prize-winning Alexander Calder-inspired artists at Pace and some loudspeakers.
91Simon Hantai at Timothy Taylor shows his 60’s innovative paintings which used a tie dye technique.

92Great garden on a barge at Regent’s Canal.

93Albert Oehlen at Gagosian Gallery on Grosvenor Hill using a retro laminate surface.

94Garry Simons at Simon Lee Gallery made these speaker units as part of an installation that gets across the feel of punk and grunge!

95Tom Wesselmann at David Zwirner is a show about his collages he made whilst still at college. Upstairs we see a fantastic end product.

96Saw this bag trolley on Piccadilly after leaving the last gallery of the day.

97Tara Donovan makes clusters and here her medium is the old slinky spring. This exhibit at Pace Gallery is in a show based around one of their great artists Alexander Calder. He is patron of a sculpture prize received by the exhibitors.

98Darren Bader produced a sound piece that hums low pitched tunes through the Alexander Calder- filled Pace Gallery.

99Haroon Mirza produces a sight piece that works well next to Darren Bader’s sound piece shown adjacent.

Gallery run 11th February

A critique of consumerism, as well as money-bag canvases, at White Cube , a nice piece at Rodeo Gallery and a show of two iconic artists at Gagosian.

81More gas guzzling in a work by Josephine Meckseper in a show at White Cube about consumerism.

82A flat-life tableaux from Katherine Bernhardt in the same group show at White Cube.

83New work by Tamara Henderson at Rodeo Gallery.

84A show by Sergej Jensen at White Cube uses money bags sewn together. Sometimes bleached or naturally distressed but here they are identifiable.

85A great Richard Avedon photograph of Samuel Beckett at Gagosian gallery.

86Andy Warhol’s Double Elvis at Gagosian gallery.

Gallery Run 5th February

71Claire Hooper at Hollybush Gardens has made a watercolour, life-sized, copy of frescoes from a temple briefly unearthed in the 1800’s and which date back to BC 2094.

72Came across some stacked up ducting in Bell Street.

73Ceal Floyer at Lisson Gallery taking a line for a walk up the gallery staircase.

74Jorinde Voigt at Lisson Gallery in a group show about drawing. Her trademark parallel lines have been rendered in a new material.

75A R Penck at Michael Werner Gallery.

76A R Penck at Michael Werener Gallery did some great early works.