Gallery run 19th May

Lambeth Bridge, St Jame’s Park, Green Park, Hyde Park and on to Portobello Road. Into Coffee Plant cafe-gallery to drop off show press release. North to Regent’s Canal, East and then South to Timothy Taylor. Sadie Coles, Alan Cristea, Simon Lee, Pilar Corrias, and South over Lambeth Bridge to Newport Street Gallery. Then South to see Turner Prize nominee Michael Dean at South London Gallery.

201Inspired by gallery travels.

202Michael Dean at South London Gallery with flat standing sculptures. Loved this pebble dash one.

203Antony Gormley at Alan Cristea Gallery has produced intricate block-print surfaces to create a richly textured black surface on the paper. The reflection is the only way I could get it across.

204Elizabeth Neal at Pilar Corrias with gestures and sprayed spots of paint. Landscape motifs are just discernible.

205Alighieroboetti artwork featured at Ibid Gallery with labour-intensive lines featured close-up.

206Sarah Crowner at Simon Lee Gallery with more great canvas dislocation pieces and some tiling. A new pentagon pattern discovered by mathematicians this year is featured.

207Jeff Koons’ artwork at Newport Street Gallery.

208Had a peek before entering the show at South London Gallery. Congratulations to Michael Dean of Herald Street for his nomination for the Turner Prize.

209Ryan Sullivan at Sadie Coles HQ with a new moulding process. The viewer literally looks from inside the painting out.

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Gallery runs extra photos

Favourite photos from the archive.

19a1Georg Baselitz at White Cube. These studies of the artist and wife in watercolour are great.

19a2Blair Thurman at Almine Rech Gallery. Loved the unfinished paint of this otherwise immaculate sculpture-painting. Photographed in April.

19a3Chantal Joffe at Victoria Miro. Loved this painting photographed in March.

19a4Sterling Ruby at Spruth and Magers with art to wear. Loved the colours of this work photographed in May.

19a5Jules de Balincourt at Victoria Miro. Beautiful colour and the light is almost tangible. A favourite photo from the archive.

19a6Nam June Paik at Tate Modern. A favourite photo I took on a gallery run in April.

19a7Matt Copson at Wilkinson Gallery. Great expletive-punctuated monologue from Reynard the Fox. But done with shrewdness by the artist.

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19a9Adam Buick at Corvi Mora in February. A favourite photo I hadn’t posted at the time. A solar system of pots.

Gallery run 12th May

Recontextualised artefacts and modified objects from contemporary artists and spiritualism from Hilma af Klint.

191Hilma af Klint at Serpentine Galleries.

192Paulo Nimer Pjota

193Jimmy Desana at Wilkinson Gallery with a photo of the famous pop art icon at work photographing a nude shown here cropped.

194Tomma Abts at Greengrassi

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196Cyprien Gaillard at Laura Bartlett with teeth from drilling equipment shown as artefacts.

197Lisa Oppenheim at The Approach on a very sunny day today.

198Michail Pirgelis of Spruth and Magers is showing at Laura Bartlett with more aeroplane inspired artwork.

199Rob Chavasse who makes gallery holes and interconnections between rooms, from The Sunday Painter, is showing at a group show at Herald Street. The socket extends across the gallery and into the office and powers both computers and artworks.

Gallery run 5th May

Monochromes and figures.

189Giacometti at Gagosian showing with Yves Klein.

188Yoshimoto Nara at Stephen Friedman with new paintings in his smooth style.

187Ettore Spalletti at Marian Goodman with paintings inspired by the Adriatic coast. The paintings are sculptural and here a white pencil acts as a pivot.

186Georg Baselitz at Whitecube with new paintings of the artist and wife Elke . He revisits images he made in the 70’s and makes the passing of time part of the work.

185How do you get a giant broken canvas through a small doorway? This striking large piece by Angela de la Cruz at Peer in Hoxton poses the question.

184Hoxton artwork creates a figure.

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182Keith Coventry at Pace London turns the famous twin arches logo into art.

181Piero Manzoni at Ibid . A single painting is placed in relation to a contemporary piece for a week.

Gallery run 28th April

Frames, cages and a look at the Tate’s new display.

179Ai Weiwei of Lisson Gallery produced this sculpture at St. Mary Axe.

178Jules de Balincourt at Victoria Miro with great glowing images.

177John Knight at Cabinet Gallery re-exhibits an instruction artwork. Also showing is a gallery cage of which we see a reflection.

176Nam June Paik used electrical coils to distort (further?) Nixon’s televised resignation address. Now at Tate Modern.

175Billy Childish at Carl Freedman with more vivid trees. The images have a great power close up and a close crop here tries to emulate that.

174Marlene Dumas at Tate Modern.

173Trellick Tower at the beginning of the Grand Union Canal approach to the first gallery.

172Ed Ruscha at Tate Modern.

171Great mural on Cowper Street near Whitechapel.