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.