Exhibitions Closing This Week

25 October - 31 October, 2021

Featuring: The Sunday Painter, Addis Fine Art, Sadie Coles HQ, Pontone Gallery, Marlborough, Jack Bell Gallery, Frith Street Gallery, Lisson, Goldsmiths CCA, Bosse & Baume, and Claas Reiss
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Installation View, The Sunday Painter – Samara Scott: BRIM 11 September - 30 October, 2021, © The Artist, Courtesy of The Sunday Painter, London

Samara Scott: BRIM

11 September - 30 October, 2021

Installation View of The Space Between Us. Courtesy of Lucy Emms. Addis Fine Art – Nirit Takele: The Space Between Us , 8 October - 30 October, 2021 , © The Artist

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.

 

Helen Marten, The Age in which we Love (bulging the house), 2021. © Helen Marten, courtesy Sadie Coles HQ, London. Photo: Eva Herzog

Helen Marten: Sparrows On the Stone

4 September - 30 October 2021

Yigal Ozeri, Untitled; Red Rocks, 2021, Oil on canvas, 91.4 x 137.2 cm, 36 x 54 in, © The Artist, Image Courtesy of Pontone Gallery

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.

The Estate of Gillian Ayres, Ding Dong Merrily on High, 1989, oil on canvas, 112 1-8 x 113 in. / 285 x 287 cm, © The Artist, Image Courtesy of The Estate of Gillian Ayres and Marlborough Gallery

Gillian Ayres

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, Bathwater, 2020, Spray paint and acrylic on canvas, 84 x 70 in, 213.4 x 177.8 cm, Copyright The Artist Image Courtesy of Jack Bell Gallery

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.

Paul Chan , Barely legal 4 2009 Ink on paper, 43.2 x 35.6 cm Courtesy the artist and Green Naftali, New York © Paul Chan, Collection Emanuel Hoffmann Foundation, permanent loan to the Öffentliche Kunstsammlung Basel Photo: Bisig & Bayer, Basel

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, Purgatory (Mount II), 2021, Coloured pencil on Fuji Velvet paper mounted on paper, 356.8 x 449.6 cm, © The Artist, Image Courtesy of Frith Street Gallery

Tacita Dean: The Dante Project / 150 Years of Painting + Monet Hates Me / Pan Amicus

17 September - 30 October, 2021

Golden Square
The Dante Project / One Hundred and Fifty Years of Painting

Soho Square
Monet Hates Me Pan Amicus


Taking place across the gallery’s two spaces in Golden Square and Soho SquareFrith Street Gallery is delighted to announce an exhibition of new work by Tacita Dean.

Anish Kapoor, All There Under My Skin, 2020, Oil on canvas, 183 x 244 x 5 cm, 72 x 96 x 1 7/8 in, © The Artist, Courtesy of Lisson Gallery

Anish Kapoor

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.

Goldsmiths CCA – Olivia Sterling: Really Rough Scrubbing Brush, 17 September - 31 October, 2021, Installation View. © The Artist, Image Courtesy of Goldsmiths CCA

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.

Installation View - Bosse & Baume – Aleksandra Waliszewska: STARA BABA (18 September - 30 October, 2021) - Image © The Artist, Courtesy of Bosse & Baume

Aleksandra Waliszewska: STARA BABA

18 September - 30 October, 2021

Dan Linden, Alt Wien, 2021, Distemper, oil and wax on linen, 200cm x 140cm. Image © The Artist, Courtesy of Claas Reiss

Dan Linden: After Images

18 September - 30 October, 2021

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