New Exhibitions to See This Week
16 March - 15 April, 2022
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The exhibition features a series of new paintings that continue her study into human connection and expression, pushed into the unconventional through a combination of traditional influences and a unique sense of colour and form.
Fabian Warnsing: Rain Drops Rain Bows
18 March - 16 April, 2022
KÖNIG LONDON is pleased to present the first solo exhibition with the German painter Fabian Warnsing. RAIN DROPS RAIN BOWS comprises Warnsing’s most recent works on canvas, in which he employs and challenges traditional pictorial genres such as the female nude, interiors and still lifes.
Warnsing’s motifs are inspired by his physical and virtual surroundings, enhanced and transformed through his imagination. He draws incessantly – in museums, in front of the computer, while looking at photos or films. Always on the lookout for new images, Warnsing is building a continuously expanding archive that documents characters, objects, abstract forms and fragments of texts. He assembles these into compositions that provoke layers of open association.
16 March - 30 April, 2022
Ryan Sullivan’s latest exhibition at Sadie Coles HQ features a sequence of paintings made between 2019 and 2021. In counterpoint to the three-year span of the works on display, each of Sullivan’s paintings is made quickly, in a one-off session. These different levels of duration point to the significance of time as a concept in his paintings, where ideas of permanence and present-tense contingency operate in tandem.
Group Exhibition: Seven
18 March - 15 May, 2022
Launch Party – 17 March: 6-9PM
After months of planning and having had our lives reset by the upheaval of the pandemic, we are very excited to announce our newly formalised roster of artists and the opening of our new central London gallery space, 46 Mortimer Street, London W1W 7RL, in March 2022.
We are proud to now be representing Rachael Bailey (b. 1975), Ivan Black (b. 1972), Dante Elsner (1920-1997), Matthew Harris (b. 1966), Tristan Pigott (b. 1990), Amber Pinkerton (b. 1997) and Atalanta Xanthe (b. 1996) and to be joining the community of galleries that call Fitzrovia, home. We will continue to work fluidly and dynamically with our broader network of artist collaborators, whom we have had the privilege of working with over the last four years.
Chris Martin: After the Rain
17 March - 29 April, 2022
Private view: 17 March, 6 – 8pm
Timothy Taylor is delighted to present a selection of new paintings by Chris Martin (b. 1954, Washington, D.C.). This is the artist’s first solo exhibition in London.
Animated by a spirit of radical experimentation, Martin’s paintings pulsate with light and colour. From glittering paintings in an eclectic array of materials to outdoor installations at extreme scale, the clash of textures, intensity of colour and intuitive layering of abstract images in his work have historically served to refract the dizzying highs and lows of modern life: teeth-rattlingly chaotic but also mesmerisingly profound, disorienting and disquieting in its beauty. Martin serves as a crucial source of inspiration and mentorship to his artistic peers in Brooklyn, New York, where he has lived and worked since the 1980s. Shaped by thematic cycles rather than linear progression, his practice melds references to art history, spirituality, astrology, and music, intuitively keying into the quirks, obsessions, and fascinations of our time.
16 March - 14 April, 2022
Private View: Tuesday 15 March
Stephen Friedman Gallery presents Dominican artist Hulda Guzmán’s first solo exhibition in the UK. ‘Meet Me in The Forest’ brings together a body of vibrant new paintings centred on her immediate surroundings in Samaná.
Combining modernist interiors with lush foliage, the works conjure a sense of harmony between human and natural worlds. Often mythical and dreamlike in appearance, Guzmán’s paintings playfully capture nature with a cast of imaginary creatures, children, and animals. Though human figures drive her narratives, Guzmán prompts the viewer to recognise nature as a protagonist: the artist is accompanied by a cat on the flute while she paints; dogs line the foreground of a coastal landscape; and cocks dance in a garden.
Francis Bacon: The First Pope
15 March - 23 April, 2022
Gagosian is pleased to announce the exhibition of Francis Bacon’s first treatment of the papal image—a subject that would preoccupy the artist on and off for at least two decades. Executed circa 1946, this highly important picture in Bacon’s oeuvre has never before been exhibited publicly. The canvas entered a private collection in 1967 and was only rediscovered during the compilation of the artist’s catalogue raisonné by Martin Harrison, which was published in 2016. The painting will be on view in Gagosian’s Davies Street gallery from March 15 to April 23, 2022.
Titus Kaphar: New Alters: Reworking Devotion
17 March - 7 May, 2022
Gagosian is pleased to present New Alte̲rs: Reworking Devotion, an exhibition of new paintings and sculptures by Titus Kaphar. Held at the gallery’s Grosvenor Hill location, it marks the artist’s first exhibition in London. COLONELGARGLE (2008), a steel sculpture by John Chamberlain, is also included, establishing a visual dialogue with Kaphar’s work.
In paintings, sculptures, and installations, Kaphar examines the history of representation by altering the work’s supports. In doing so, he reveals oft unspoken social and political truths, dislodging history from its status as “past” to underscore its contemporary relevance. New Alte̲rs: Reworking Devotion stresses the heterogeneity of Kaphar’s process by incorporating all the techniques he has employed to date into a single presentation that emphasizes the images’ surreality and strangeness. It is characterized by a layering of imagery and form, and by a strategic disregard for the consistency of ground and space. Shifts in scale turn some figures into miniatures and others into giants, while the use of gilded frames hints at a dedication to something beyond the physical.
Clive van Den Berg: Fugitive Marks Clive van den Berg
16 March - 23 April, 2022
Goodman Gallery presents Fugitive Marks, Clive van den Berg’s first solo exhibition in London, in which the artist uses landscape painting as a vehicle with which to unearth suppressed narratives.
Van den Berg’s 40-year practice has formed part of a small movement of artists pioneering the insertion of queer perspectives into the larger rewrite of South African history.
Ruprecht von Kaufmann: In the Street
19 March - 23 April, 2022
A punk crouches on the street watching passersby while glamorous young couples party and smoke cigarettes, and elderly aristocrats pose stiffly in an armchair. This latest series of paintings by German artist Ruprecht von Kaufmann offer intimate glimpses of the everyday, visualised in bright, textural gestures of paint punctuated by abrupt, violent marks of erasure. In the Street, the artist’s third solo exhibition with Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, takes inspiration from Otto Dix’s paintings from the 1920s which captured the Weimar Republic and its diverse, colourful characters from aristocrats and musicians to the homeless, and presents a vivid portrait of our fast, glittering, uncertain present.
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