Exhibitions Opening This Week in London

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Almine Rech – César Piette

2 September - 25 September, 2021

Almine Rech London is pleased to present Cesar Piette’s first solo exhibition with the gallery, from September 2 to 25, 2021. In conjunction with the exhibition, the artist is launching NFTs, offering the 3D modeling software files as original sketches through the Foundation platform.

The high-resolution paintings of hyper-plastic reality by César Piette might feel like obvious eye candy at first, but it’s the complexity of the concept behind them that makes them a sweet food for thought. Determined to continue practices firmly rooted in art history, the artist is painting pictures of still lives, landscapes, and portraying people, through representational, narrative-free visuals. But unlike Dutch Golden Age painters that looked at the objects in front of them or through camera obscura, the French artist is constructing his reference imagery through 3D modeling software, utilizing its capability to render realistic-looking objects and settings.

Angela Heisch: Burgeon and Remain

2 September - 2 October, 2021

Pippy Houldsworth Gallery is delighted to present Burgeon and Remain, the first UK solo exhibition of young New Zealand born, New York based artist Angela Heisch. This body of work, including paintings on a new larger scale, develops the artist’s abstracted visual language with imagery that holds conflicting ideas of stillness and growth. The exhibition will be on view from 3 September to 2 October 2021.

Dorothea Stiegemann: Eden

4 September - 20 November, 2021

CASSIUS&Co. is delighted to announce its second exhibition, Dorothea Stiegemann: Eden. The exhibition will open at 63 Kinnerton Street, London, on 4th September 2021, with private appointments available through August, and will run until 20th November, 2021. Eden will be Dorothea Stiegemann’s first solo presentation outside of Germany.

For Eden, Stiegemann presents a body of work that is not at all religious, at least, not in the Christian sense, but that does have at its heart a sense of longing for a state that can not be reached, for an innocence that comes before or after the complexities of man. 

Lari Pittman: Dioramas

31 August - 23 September, 2021

Opening on the 31st of August, Lari Pittman: Dioramas will debut in London at 40 Albemarle Street a suite of new paintings that reflect on the continued political and personal resonance of the past. Through a group of large-scale canvases to more intimate works, acclaimed Los Angeles-based artist Pittman draws on the rich history of the decorative arts, yielding optically dazzling compositions of interlocking forms and motifs that are dense with pictorial references and symbolism. 

Audun Alvestad: Tan Lines

3 September - 2 October, 2021

Bare pink bodies lounge on candy coloured towels and beneath parasols on the beach, while long water-slides twist through lush tropical landscapes. These latest paintings by Audun Alvestad blur the edges between reality, dream and memory to evoke a complex, sensual expression of summer. Playfully entitled Tan Lines, the artist’s latest exhibition at Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery explores the season as a feeling rather than a specific place or moment in time, presenting a curious tension between distance and intimacy, indifference and longing.

Sophie Barber: HOW MUCH LOVE CAN A LOVE BIRD LOVE, CAN A LOVE BIRD LOVE A LOVE BIRD

3 September - 2 October, 2021

Alison Jacques is delighted to announce ‘How Much Love Can a Love Bird Love, Can a Love Bird Love a Love Bird’, a solo exhibition of new paintings by Sophie Barber (b. 1996, St Leonards-on-Sea, UK) and the artist’s inaugural show at the gallery. The exhibition follows Barber’s solo show at Goldsmiths CCA, London (2020), curated by Sarah McCrory.

Sofia Mitsola: Aquamarina: Crocodilian tears

2 September - 2 October, 2021

Pilar Corrias is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new work by Sofia Mitsola, running 2 September – 2 October 2021.

The exhibition is Mitsola’s second solo presentation with the gallery and explores a myth written by the artist, following the adventures of warrior protagonists, sisters Aqua and Marina, in the semiaquatic world they inhabit. The exhibition  includes new paintings and charcoal works.

Graham Little

3 September - 6 November, 2021

Alison Jacques is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new work by Graham Little (b. 1972, Dundee, UK), on view in the Upstairs Gallery from 3 September–6 November 2021. The exhibition coincides with Little’s inclusion in ‘Mixing it Up: Painting Today’ (9 September–12 December 2021), a landmark survey of British painting at Hayward Gallery, London, curated by Ralph Rugoff, and follows the publication of Little’s first major monograph, Inside the water sleep (2019), featuring essays from Martin Herbert and Laura Smith.

Doron Langberg: Give Me Love

3 September - 6 November, 2021

For his first exhibition with the gallery, Langberg will show near-abstract large-scale depictions that give material form to moments of desire, alongside paintings which are drawn from a group of works made while visiting his home in Yokneam, Israel, after many months of being away. 

Kudzanai-Violet Hwami

3 September - 6 November, 2021

Powerful nudes are a point of departure and in this exhibition of new works the artist considers existence in a time and space – as much digital as physical – where people are investigating their sexual, spiritual and political identity.

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