Exhibitions Closing This Week
25 October - 31 October, 2021
Nirit Takele: The Space Between Us
8 October - 30 October, 2021
In Autumn 2021, Addis Fine Art London will be moving into expanded premises in London, opening a two-storey permanent gallery space in the heart of Fitzrovia. The gallery will be launching their new location with a solo exhibition of new paintings by Ethiopian-Israeli Nirit Takele titled, The Space Between Us.
Takele draws inspiration from her experience as an Ethiopian Israeli, and one of the 14,000 members of this community who arrived in Israel in 1991 during Operation Solomon. Through her vibrant figurative paintings, Takele offers a deeply personal insight into the everyday reality of the Beta Israel community and the beauty of this unique culture, along with exploring issues relating to her community. Nirit also tackles questions surrounding gender and race, whilst introspectively interrogating her own memories of the folkloric Ethiopian culture she was taught as a child.
Yigal Ozeri: Flowers in the Desert
1 October - 31 October, 2021
For his second exhibition at Pontone Gallery, internationally-acclaimed, photo-realist painter Yigal Ozeri pursues two strands of enquiry. He presents us with a suite of urban scenes of New York and, in thematic contrast, a series of paintings of a solitary model posing in Red Rock Canyon in the Nevada desert, near to Las Vegas. Closely-observed and fastidiously-rendered in his trademark technique, the images possess a startling sense of immediacy and palpable presence. Pontone Gallery is pleased to showcase this powerful body of work in ‘Flowers in the Desert’ at our flagship gallery space in London.
14 September - 30 October, 2021
Marlborough London is delighted to present a selection of large-scale paintings and works on paper by Gillian Ayres (1930-2018). This will be the first exhibition of the late artist’s work at the Gallery, where she joins a roster among the most accomplished and influential British artists of the 20th century. It offers a rare opportunity to see works made during a transformative period of Ayres’ life in the 1980s and a crucial moment of experimentation which established the artist’s uniquely dynamic and gestural style. Many of these paintings have not been seen for decades, while several other works from the same period were lost in the 2004 Momart fire.
Lavar Munroe: Two Birds and a Stone
6 October - 29 October, 2021
Jack Bell Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of paintings by contemporary artist Lavar Munroe. The artist works with acrylic and mixed media on unstretched canvas, often incorporating objects and materials such as mousetraps, beads, ceramic tiles, textiles and feathers. This new series is autobiographical and makes diverse references to religion, death, fatherhood, protection, pandemics, belonging vs. exclusion and notions of good and evil. This will be Munroe’s seventh solo show with the gallery.
FIGURE/S: drawing after Bellmer
10 September - 31 October, 2021
FIGURE/S: drawing after Bellmer explores the body as a site of oppression, liberation and troubling pleasures through the work of modern and contemporary artists. It takes as its starting point the radical and transgressive drawings of Hans Bellmer (1902-1975), whose work simultaneously mimicked and resisted the dehumanisation performed by fascism and racism. His drawings have had a powerful influence, sometimes subterranean, on many artists across the world in both high and popular culture, from French Surrealism to Japanese manga. Recently there has been an upsurge of interest in his work, especially the drawings, by younger contemporary artists.
Tacita Dean: The Dante Project / 150 Years of Painting + Monet Hates Me / Pan Amicus
17 September - 30 October, 2021
The Dante Project / One Hundred and Fifty Years of Painting
Monet Hates Me / Pan Amicus
Taking place across the gallery’s two spaces in Golden Square and Soho Square, Frith Street Gallery is delighted to announce an exhibition of new work by Tacita Dean.
14 September - 30 October, 2021
For his latest exhibition, Anish Kapoor presents a new series of paintings, an element of his practice that has rarely been seen, exploring the intimate and ritualistic nature of his work. Created over the past year, the show provides a poetic view of the artist’s recent preoccupations. While painting has always been an integral part of Kapoor’s practice, this radical new body of work is both spiritual and ecstatic, showing Kapoor working in more vivid and urgent form than ever. Alongside this exhibition, a solo show dedicated to Kapoor’s paintings will run at Modern Art Oxford from 2 October 2021 – 13 February 2022, and both shows precede Kapoor’s major retrospective at Gallerie dell’Accademia di Venezia, opening April 2022 to coincide with the Venice Biennale.
Olivia Sterling: Really Rough Scrubbing Brush
17 September - 31 October, 2021
Olivia Sterling’s (b. 1996, Peterborough) new body of work, commissioned by the CCA as part of the Episodes programme, focuses on colour-changing bodies through tanning or fake tan, on the stage of the bacchanalian British package holiday. The former transforms white bodies into a desired category of beauty, one that paradoxically runs contra to entrenched racial prejudices against darker skin tones. Figures rub food into their skins and lounge scantily clad at the poolside, the palette of colours accentuating pink skin, red sunburn, and messy traces of exuberant consumption.