Exhibitions to See This Week in London
Muzae Sesay: Peacemaker
15 July - 14 August, 2021
PUBLIC Gallery is pleased to present Peacemaker, the first solo exhibition of Oakland based artist Muzae Sesay outside of the USA. Featuring a new series of paintings alongside an ambitious installation of twelve floor to ceiling fabric works, the exhibition continues the artist’s investigations into history, community, personal experience and built environments.
Charlotte Verity: Echoing Green
16 July - 15 August, 2021
Karsten Schubert London is pleased to present Echoing Green, an exhibition of new work by Charlotte Verity. The work will be split into two parts, featuring paintings and watercolour monotypes across two consecutive shows.
Throughout her career, Verity has been preoccupied with the act of looking. For many years it has been in her immediate surroundings and the garden of her home in South London that Verity has found her source, not only for the beauty and colour of the natural world but for the opportunity to note the changing seasons and to depict the life cycles of its flora. Her work finds its focus in the overlooked and in what can be discovered by the painter’s eye. In contrast to the permanent nature of oil on canvas, the paintings capture elusory shifts in light and take shape over long periods of intense looking, with the artist observing methodically yet allowing intuition to take over until each layer filters seamlessly into a final image.
Peter Blake: Time Traveller
18 June - 9 September, 2021
Waddington Custot presents Peter Blake: Time Traveller, an exhibition dedicated to the groundbreaking exploration of collage by iconic British artist Peter Blake.
We’re delighted to announce the extension of this critically acclaimed exhibition. Following the summer closure of the gallery from 14–30 August inclusive, Peter Blake: Time Traveller will reopen until 9 September.
This comprehensive survey show, which includes a number of important museum loans, investigates the fundamentals of Blake’s practice in collage over a career spanning seven decades, bringing together historic works and never-before-seen pieces. A new monograph, Peter Blake: Collage, which includes a foreword by Blake’s schoolfriend David Hockney, will be published by Thames & Hudson to coincide with the exhibition.
Reginald Sylvester II: With The End In Mind
24 June - 14 August, 2021
Maximillian William is proud to present With the End in Mind a solo presentation from the American artist Reginald Sylvester II. With the End in Mind, Sylvester’s second solo presentation at the gallery features paintings within which abstraction and figuration converge. In these new works, abstraction is used as a form of representation, not of the body but the spirit. Conceptually, this presentation hinges on the artist’s interest in abstraction as refusal: a refusal of easy readings, categorizations and conclusions. With the End in Mind is a thoughtful mediation on our present moment and its ultimate destination.
Guy Haddon Grant: Mind's Eye
13 July - 14 August, 2021
Pi Artworks London is pleased to present Mind’s Eye, the gallery’s first exhibition devoted to London based artist Guy Haddon Grant. Singled out by renowned critic, writer, and broadcaster Lucie Edward Smith as an “influential” sculptor who is outpacing established authorities in the contemporary art world, Haddon Grant (b. 1986) continuously demonstrates impressive dexterity in his inspired approach to concept, material, and process.