Gallery run 24th March

Drawing by David Shrigley and Keren Cytter. A simple but effective film and miniature sculptures in a show called Junkie. Lastly, yellow voids.141
At Pace Gallery. Wang Guangle presents much brighter vods than the black openings in earlier work. The X shape comes from successive layering.

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Keren Cytter, Ocean, at Pilar Corrias. Much of the art making paraphernalia becomes subject matter along with the animals and organisms expected from the title.

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David Shrigley at Stephen Friedman.

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David Shrigley, my favourite in the 2013 Turner Prize shortlist, exhibiting at Stephen Friedman. 4th plinth commission is on its way later in the year.

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This lovely little video piece looks like micro-organisms being gently wafted around in a fluid. Tiny points of light beat rhythmically. But it is actually the artist’s own heartbeat and the moving points of light, we are told, come from a glitzy reflective top that moves gently to the rhythm.

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Jac Leirner at White Cube with a show called Junkie. The spirit levels are still present in the new show and now mixed with drug paraphernalia. The tiny head is made of cocaine.

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Gallery run 18th March

Checked out the galleries in the East. Portraits from Paul P, shiny surfaces in a group show called The Green Ray and Becky Beasley shows a carefully repaired drawer. Philipp Timischl has a delicate installation and finally some East End meters.
131Turville Street near Brick Lane has these openly exposed gas meters that are an ever-changing prop in various works of street art.

132Renee So at Kate MacGarry. The smoke plume mirrors the Assyrian beard in this tapestry. The figure is boot-like as a recurring motif.

133Paul P at Maureen Paley.

134Signed in at Laura Bartlett this morning about 12.25! This artefact is in the gallery itself.

135Becky Beasley at Laura Bartlett. The drawer artwork is being fixed by her partner about whom the show is partly based.

136Philipp Timischl at Vilma Gold. Good show.

137Juliette Boneviot in The Green Ray at Wilkinson Gallery, which is also her gallery. The show is based on a rare 5 second (or so) phenomenon whereby the red setting sun appears green due to a sudden change in …. something!

138A door on Vyner Street near Wilkinson Gallery.

139Anna Barriball of Frith Street Gallery in The Green Ray, a show at Wilkinson Gallery. Thickly layered graphite on paper looks like a leaded sunday window.

Gallery run 11th March

James Coleman, Rirkrit Tiravanija and Lari Pittman offer their established styles in new works. Joanne Greenbaum and Polly Apfelbaum bring colour whilst Imran Qureshi, Jeff Zilm and Maria Taniguchi show great delicacy.121Lari Pittman at Thomas Dane Gallery with layered paintings.

122In Wardour Street, Chinatown, where the lanterns are up.

123Jeff Zilm at Simon Lee Gallery produced these filmic spray-painted images. He does a chemical reaction on 35mm film stock and transposes the results onto canvas.

124Polly Apfelbaum at Frith Street Gallery.

125James Coleman with a mini retrospective at Marian Goodman. This new piece is on a giant, bright, led screen that actually seems to radiate warmth.

126Maria Taniguchi at Ibid with a series of brick paintings.

127Rirkrit Tiravanija at Pilar Corrias was in discussion with Andrea Zittel shown above. She saw the rock as a symbolic place for a future commune shelter project.

128Imran Qureshi at Corvi Mora with Mughal inspired miniature watercolour paintings.

129Joanne Greenbaum at Greengrassi. Great drips, spaces and interconnections.

Gallery run 4th March

Woven Nordic landscape from Andreas Eriksson, two outdoor artworks from Lisson Gallery artists, figurative works by Jeff Koons, Steven Claydon and Chantal Joffe. Lastly a journey back to Bauhaus.
11A close up of Andreas Eriksson’s new work at Stephen Friedman. Still delicate, abstracted, Nordic landscape but now a new medium of just the linen alone, that he paints on.

112Saw this animated figure in Carnaby Street. A quick google confirms it is indeed by Julian Opie of Lisson Gallery.

113Early on the run looking for a place to cross the Westway.

114Jeff Koons at Almine Rech.

115At St Martins in the Fields, Trafalgar Square. Distorted window round the back by Shirazeh Houshiary of Lisson Gallery.

116Chantal Joffe at Victoria Miro has a good show of portraits of the people in her life. Great stripes right across.

117Josef Albers at Stephen Friedman in a revisit to Bauhaus.

118Setven Claydon show at Sadie Coles called The Gilded Bough. The partial gold gilding of the sculptures places them (intentionally) between artefact and commodity. Circuitry, mechanisation and totems all add to a good installation.

119Leake Street.