Gallery run 3rd May

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Julian Opie at Alan Cristea Gallery with the ubiquitous vinyl support now raised to the level of very good, high art.

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Helen Frankenthaler at Victoria Miro.

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Richard Serra of Gagosian with thickly covered sheets of paper, revealing uncovered edges built into the composition.

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Matthias Bitzer of Almine Rech Gallery with faces, mediating mathematical forms and his characteristic alternating light and dark bands of paint.

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John Chamberlain of Gagosian with posthumous artwork of crushed car parts shown in conjunction with his estate.

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Urs Fischer of Sadie Coles HQ with an emerging nude figure.

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Eric N Mack at Simon Lee Gallery with multi-media images and spaces.

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Karen Kilimnik of Sprueth Magers with small, vivid paintings. The effect of her imagination is clear from the explosion and bullet traces that have been frozen for the single moment of the composition.

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Spot the front door with letter box and street number 69, drawn onto this shelter along with the more obvious added brickwork.

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Gallery run 22nd October

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Njideka Akunyili Crosby at Victoria Miro with immaculate complex images, including print transfer, on a thin support.

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Giuseppe Gabellone of Greengrassi showing at Bloomberg Space. Casually laid out pastel coloured fabric transforms the space.

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Alex Hartley at Victoria Miro with a transformed space (comprising ruined building) in the canal running down the back of the gallery.

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Sanya Kantarovsky at Stuart Shave ModernArt with Russian figures and glimpses into their lives.

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Richard Serra at Gagosian with a giant walk through steel labyrinth.

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Yayoi Kusama at Victoria Miro with metal doors appearing to have extruded some metallic sausage like substance. Group show Protest.

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Doug Aitkin at Victoria Miro with immaculately mounted shattered mirrors on the letters FREE.

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Ruth Freeman at Beers London with painted images inspired by computer tablet hand gestures.

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Robert Therrien at Parasol Unit with 70’s to 90’s retrospective.

Gallery run 16th September

This week Thames and up to Hackney. Then Regent’s Canal to Limehouse.

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Samson Kambalu at Kate MacGarry with an exhibition of situationist documents rephotographed in the Yale College Library. The originals had been controversially sold to the institution in an episode that embroiled their former owner Gianfranco Sanguinetti in criticism and lawsuits along with the present artist.

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South Bank London skateboard and bike performance space.

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Thilo Heinzmann at Carl Freedman Gallery with bright pigmented gestures on aluminium sheets that are highly resistant to the cuts that have been made to them.

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Olivia Plender at Maureen Paley reinterpreting the causal sequences of our historical narratives. Tapestry called Brittania receiving her newest institution. These are where the artist sees much narrative thread-making happening.

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Lynette Yiadom Boakye at Corvi Mora with individuals in contemplative situations.

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Ik Joong Kang Floating Dreams on the River Thames. Having seen him the previous day in discussion at 5×15 Trinity Buoy Wharf, I knew he instigated and collected thousands of drawings from children. These are placed in large constructions on rivers usually which he sees as connectors not barriers.

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Paolo Gioli at Wilkinson Gallery. It’s a camera! This show archives the three basic cameras used by the artist. Who needs a lens when a hole will do? As for a film feed, why not just give it a tug? On show mainly are the resulting experimental films and screen prints.

358Gretchen Faust at Greengrassi with natural forms and cultural artefacts intermixed. This gold leaf piece in Autumn.

359Richard Serra in the City.