London Paint Club

Exhibition Archive

Unit London – Heesoo Kim: Normal Life

(9 August – 10 September, 2022) Heesoo Kim’s first solo exhibition with Unit London explores our shared contemporary experience through portraiture. In what the artist defines as an “expression of the mundane”, Normal Life is an accumulation of everyday observations. Surrounded by a society that constantly grapples for recognition and success, Kim’s body of work subtly engages with the mild sense of insecurity that is engendered by an achievement driven world.

Unit London – Matthew Stone: Virtual Paintings

(9 August – 10 September, 2022) Matthew Stone’s debut solo exhibition with Unit London incorporates AI into his unique process for the first time. Virtual Paintings features a series of works on linen, 3D printed sculpture and hand-made wooden furniture. Using repeating imagery across these varying forms, Virtual Paintings charts a network of constellations all united by Stone’s unmistakable and poetic visual language.

Eve Leibe Gallery: Summer Show

(11 August – 31 August, 2022) Eve Leibe Gallery is pleased to present ‘Summer Show’ – an exhibition featuring 8 rising London-based artists. The artworks span across paintings and textiles, figuration and abstraction with many shades and subjects in between, displaying a balanced dialogue of contemporary languages.

Cob Gallery: Wave

(5 August – 14 August) Women + Health charity, Cob Gallery, and Women + Health ambassador and curator Elizabeth Neilson are excited to present a summer fundraising exhibition of women and non-binary artists in support of the Camden-based charity and its vital services.

Simon Lee – Machines of Desire

(22 July – 24 August, 2022) How do we find a way to expand the fabric of space and time? Can we defy the physics of reality through the innate drive of desire? Rather than create a world apart from our own, the exhibition Machines of Desire summons a vision of a parallel universe that exists as a palimpsest on our current reality, writing and rewriting the codes of memory and existence through art-making across different generations.

Tiwani Contemporary – Gareth Nyandoro and Mostaff Muchawaya: Forever Etched On My Mind

(19 July – 13 August, 2022) The exhibition is a psychogeographical portrait of the town Ruwa, in Harare Province, Zimbabwe where both artists live and work. In their inimitable ways, Nyandoro and Muchawaya’s practices are committed to capturing the actions, mood and thought of life there; depicting the everyday struggle, tenacity and enterprise of its permanent and transitory communities, who are working and living in challenging economic circumstances.

Pilar Corrias (Savile Row) – Koo Jeong A: Yong Dong

(14 July – 20 August, 2022) Meaning ‘face of the east’ in Korean, [ YONG DONG ] features a new series of paintings of a red, three-headed eagle – a play on a familiar South Korean amulet that is worn to ward off evil spirits. The exhibition also features new works in the artist’s Seven Stars series of converging and colliding hand-drawn stars.

Bastian – Edin Zenun: Lullaby for Realville

(15 July – 15 August, 2022) BASTIAN London is delighted to present Lullaby for Realville, the first solo exhibition in London by Edin Zenun. The show is comprised of twenty-six small and medium scale abstract paintings which appropriate, distil, riff-on and assimilate music, utopian political philosophy, art history, lavatory graffiti and music.

Kristin Hjellegjerde (London Bridge) – Forrest Kirk: Temple Run

(14 July – 13 August, 2022) Glinting with gold and rendered in vivid hues of red, green, brown and white, heavily textured forms shift between figuration and abstraction, simultaneously captivating and eluding the gaze. These works are part of an arresting new body of work by Los Angeles-based artist Forrest Kirk whose painting practice incorporates a wide range of media to create bold sculptural surfaces.

Eve Leibe Gallery – Ralf Kokke: New Swords Are Forged

(8 July – 29 July, 2022) Eve Leibe is pleased to present Ralf Kokke’s first solo show, New Swords are Forged, a medieval epic. During his stay in London, the artist will expand this new body of work on the walls of the gallery, highlighting its narrative qualities and visual and conceptual ties to the Bayeux Tapestry, a masterpiece dating back to the 11th century which depicts the Norman conquest of England

Hannah Barry Gallery – Sholto Blissett: Ship of Fools

(2 July – 13 August, 2022 ) Presenting a new body of work that pushes the physical and psychological stature of his visual language, this exhibition continues his exploration of the aesthetics of “Nature” and how our contemporary moment continues to challenge the ways in which we have historically chosen to understand our place in society and in the natural world. Composed of twelve paintings spread across each floor of the gallery, the exhibition draws from and evolves his previous work to create a rich vision of shifting imaginary landscapes, inhabited by a detailed and uncanny mosaic of architectural, marine and topographical forms. Together these images trace the manufactured and spectral relationship that society continues to have with nature and its place in the natural environment; and with deeper, more profound questions of home, identity and nation.

Modern Art (Bury St) – Andrew Cranston: If You See Something That Doesn’t Look Right

(1 July – 6 August, 2022) Cranston’s show at Modern Art includes large-scale paintings made with distemper and oil on linen and smaller works painted on hardback book covers. These paintings appear like fragments, capturing and preserving an illusion for us in an expansive world of their own. Each canvas offers a glimpse into the heart of a densely packed scene, guiding our attention through the oblique contours of Cranston’s storytelling.

Aleph Contemporary: Glimpsing the Indefinable

(7 June – 28 July, 2022) This exhibition brings together three women artists, Susannah Fiennes, Eugenie Vronskaya and Lucie Winterson, who have never exhibited together before. Each artist is connected to Nature not only through their abstracted depictions of settings and backgrounds, but practically too, as a place of refuge from the distractions of city life.

Tabula Rasa – It Is Better To Be Cats Than Be Loved

(7 July – 6 August, 2022) Tabula Rasa Gallery is pleased to announce the summer show “It is Better to be Cats than Loved”, opening this Thursday 7th July, 6-8pm. Bringing together paintings and ceramic works by five artists, this exhibition highlights a new generation of talents upcoming in London: Katarina Caserman, Anousha Payne, Sophie Ruigrok, Cheri Smith and Shafei Xia.

The Artist Room – The Male Gaze From Larry Stanton to Now

(5 July – 30 July, 2022) The Artist Room is pleased to present The Male Gaze From Larry Stanton to Now, a group exhibition featuring works by Kenneth Bergfeld, Jimmy DeSana, Cary Kwok, Paul P., Leon Pozniakow, Larry Stanton and David Weishaar. Departing from the practice of Larry Stanton (1947–1984), a New York–based portrait artist championed by David Hockney and known for documenting bohemian and queer life in the city and beyond, this exhibition explores the male-on-male gaze through the lens of an intergenerational group of emerging and established artists from Europe and the United States.

Unit London – Kristof Santy: La Grande Bouffe

(5 July – 6 August, 2022) La Grande Bouffe (The Big Feast), draws its name from the satirical 1970s French cult film (d. by Marco Ferreri). The exhibition iconises the simple things in life while celebrating the ubiquitous act of cooking. “My work is made of snapshots from everyday life, bringing commonplace objects to life. Painting these elements is a way to make them iconic.” – Kristof Santy

Unit London – Sign Systems

(6 July – 6 August, 2022) Sign Systems explores the intersection between text and image in contemporary art. Deriving its name from the field of semiotics, which studies the concept of representation and the creation of meaning, the exhibition draws on the relationship between verbal and visual language.
Featuring: Allison Reimus, Anna Liber Lewis, Ed Ruscha, Hank Willis Thomas, Jenny Holzer, John Giorno, Kay Rosen, Lisa Anne Auerbach, Marcel van Eeden, Mukesh Shah, Sam Durant.

Jack Bell Gallery – Mo Shaolong: Spiritual Politicians

(7 July – 29 July, 2022) Jack Bell Gallery is pleased to present a solo show of new paintings by Mo Shaolong. This will be the artist’s first exhibition in the UK. Shaolong (b.1989, Henan, China) currently lives and works in Shanghai. Through his use and reflection of cinema4D software, Mo seeks to redefine the long-standing genre of portraiture. Mo sees himself as belonging to the generation informed by globalisation, the Internet, and digital technology. In this sense, his work hints at the fact that every present-day individual is a cyborg, whose ethos exhibits a human-computer hybridity.

Waddington Custot – Peter Blake: Under Milk Wood, a Play by Dylan Thomas

(11 June – 23 July, 2022) A series of over 170 watercolours, collages and drawings by Sir Peter Blake illustrating Dylan Thomas’s landmark 1953 ‘play for voices’, Under Milk Wood, is to be exhibited by Waddington Custot this summer, in a new, dedicated exhibition space opposite the main gallery at 22 Cork Street, London. The series has never before been shown outside of Wales, and this exhibition debuts a number of new works shown for the first time, as Blake has continued to work on the series. Under Milk Wood will open as Blake celebrates his 90th birthday.

Soft Opening – Georgia Dickie: Frozen Game

(25 June – 30 July, 2022) For Frozen Game, Georgia Dickie shipped twenty boxes from her studio in Toronto to London. Each of these cardboard cartons contains a sculptural assemblage of material, scavenged detritus found in the snowdrifts and puddles of her local streets, temporarily immortalised in polluted ice until their rediscovery and revitalisation in Dickie’s work.

Sadie Coles HQ (Davies St) – Katja Seib: Old World New Thoughts

(29 June – 13 August, 2022) Katja Seib’s second exhibition at Sadie Coles HQ comprises a group of new paintings and works on paper. These reveal a newly autobiographical focus, featuring depictions of her partner, their child, and other people from her life. And yet, throughout Seib’s latest works, ‘real life’ is poised to slide into a dreamlike register – refracted by symbolism and historical imagery.

Frith Street Gallery (Golden Sq) – A Summer Show: Found Forms

(1 July – 13 August, 2022) The Frith Street Gallery Summer Show Found Forms brings together work by gallery artists who start with a found object or material, transforming these objects or mediums into new and distinct forms. The exhibition will include Cornelia Parker’s Poison and Antidote Drawings, Tacita Dean’s Significant Form (Group Four), a group of Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press’s Full-Stop Seascapes, a suite of ink drawings by Anna Barriball, a new set of prints by Raqs Media Collective, as well as two ‘mannequin’ sculptures by Daniel Silver. Found Forms highlights the sustained importance of the objet trouvé for contemporary artists.

Cecilia Brunson Projects – Paulo Pasta

(1 July – 12 August, 2022) Paulo Pasta is widely regarded as one of Brazil’s most prolific and accomplished contemporary painters. Over a nearly four-decade-long career, he has committed himself wholeheartedly to the medium of painting. Traversing landscape and abstraction, Pasta has consistently demonstrated his mastery of colour and form on the two-dimensional plane. He is spoken of in Brazil as an artist’s artist. His name will often surface in conversation when speaking to a wide range of current Brazilian painters. They will typically reference him as a mentor, a teacher, or a foundational influence on their generation. Many speak of him as the torchbearer of the country’s strong tradition of artistic pedagogy – a particularly Brazilian expectation that knowledge, technique, and thinking should be passed from one artist to another.

Gazelli Art House – Khaleb Brooks: Can I Get A Witness

(1 July – 13 August, 2022) Through a multi-faceted approach, Can I Get A Witness depicts Brooks’ childhood within a black, female-led home. The intimate display features medical scans memorialising the artist’s body before undergoing gender affirming surgery, alongside mixed media imagery grappling with the historical policing of black women, and empowerment as a subsequent tool of survival. Through these elements, the artist simultaneously weaves themes such as femininity, girlhood, queerness, family and the black church.

Rosenfeld – Araminta: Blue | Silt

(23 June – 30 July, 2022) Gallery rosenfeld is proud to announce Araminta Blue’s (b.1990, Cyprus) first solo exhibition ‘Silt’ in London. Over the last 12 months, the artist has been working on an entirely new body of paintings and a selection of works on paper that shall be unveiled across the both gallery floors. The exhibition will also feature a large-scale diptych of over 3m that testifies to her increasing ambition.

South Parade – The Room, Group Exhibition

(23 June – 23 July, 2022) South Parade is pleased to present The Room, a group exhibition featuring work by Aidan Duffy, Carole Ebtinger, Patrick Michael Fitzgerald, Andrew North & Rachel Walters. The exhibition is also accompanied by an essay by Robert Carter.

PUBLIC – Now I am a lake

(22 June – 22 July, 2022) Public Gallery is pleased to present Now I am a lake, a group exhibition curated by New York based artist Rose Nestler. For this presentation Nestler unites a diverse range of media, from formal representations of mirroring that traverse the visual language of reflection and symmetry, to more abstract points of view: discombobulated bodies, twins, two flowers admiring one another, reproductions of masterpieces on found objects, a bleach-dyed towel taking the form of a swan, a sexually-transmitted virus encased within a puddle of resin and abstracted mirrors illustrating the color filled abyss of imagination itself.

Oneroom Gallery – Dark Night of the Soul

(25 June – 11 July, 2022) Oneroom Gallery presents Dark Night of the Soul – a group show curated by Samuele Visentin. Showcasing a diverse array of artistic tropes, the show aims to explore a moment in contemporary history where the very notion of existence is morphing and art is taking notice. Laurence Watchorn, Alice Faloretti, Lisa Ivory and Michael Ajerman present different perspectives surrounding nature and humankind, the Unknown, the Other… a search for meaning in artistic forms that although different, strike a common cord with what it feels to be alive in our day and age.

Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery– Houda Terjuman: When Hope Smells Like Petrichor

(18 June – 16 July, 2022) Syrian–Swiss–Moroccan artist Houda Terjuman’s Surrealist-inspired works explore stories of displacement and loss, of transition and new beginnings. For her first solo exhibition with Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery London, entitled When Hope Smells Like Petrichor, Terjuman presents a captivating collection of paintings that contemplate the artist’s own personal experiences while also resonating with anyone who has found themselves caught in a state of in-between.

König London – Dennis Osadebe: Modern Magic

(16 June – 16 July, 2022) KÖNIG LONDON is pleased to present MODERN MAGIC, Dennis Osadebe’s first exhibition with KÖNIG GALERIE, comprised of ten new paintings, all acrylic and archival ink on canvas. With the starting point of black magic and its deep history as a thematic framing, the works present themselves like a theatre filled with visual challenges and rich experimentation.

Sadie Coles HQ – Daniel Sinsel

(10 June – 13 August, 2022) This June, Daniel Sinsel presents a group of new and recent works – encompassing painting, assemblage and sculpture – marking his sixth solo exhibition at Sadie Coles HQ. Throughout the body of work, Sinsel mediates conventional notions of flatness and spatial tension, articulating unresolved scenographies that teeter on the threshold between illusion and reality. Meticulously rendered in alluring, near psychedelic fields of colour, the imagery is invested with a built-in tension of desire and restraint, through which Sinsel probes the manifold, often concealed narratives of queer experience.

Victoria Miro – Intimacy

(8 June – 30 July, 2022) Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Milton Avery, Hernan Bas, María Berrío, Kudzanai-Violet Hwami, Chantal Joffe, Isaac Julien, Doron Langberg, Alice Neel, Chris Ofili, Celia Paul, Paula Rego, Do Ho Suh, Francesca Woodman. This summer, for the first time, a group exhibition at the gallery in London and a presentation at Art Basel share a common theme.

Sprüth Magers – Henni Alftan: Contour

(10 June – 30 July, 2022) Contour is Henni Alftan’s first gallery show in London and presents new works that continue her exploration into the relation between the medium of painting and the conceptual idea of image-making. In her practice, Alftan examines the threshold where personal connection and recognition transform paint into image and image into meaning. Based on a process of observation and deduction, her figurative works are constructions of lines, proportions and flat planes of colors, interspersed with intricate patterns and details.

Sprüth Magers – Kara Walker: Ring Around the Rosy

(10 June – 30 July, 2022) Kara Walker’s solo exhibition Ring Around the Rosy brings into focus the breadth of her drawing practice. Throughout her career, paper has been central to Walker’s practice, from the cut silhouettes that brought her early renown, to her small-scale drawing series and now monumentally scaled compositions. In Ring Around the Rosy, Walker’s dynamic inquiry into gender, identity and sexuality is brought into poignant, suspended meditation across drawings of various scales; some produced as recently as this past year further elucidate the timeliness of her perspective on the present.

Galerie Max Hetzler – André Butzer: Wanderer

(9 June – 30 July, 2022) One of many wanderers on this planet earth, André Butzer (b. 1973, Stuttgart), seeking his own place, explores the essence of humanity, its extremes inherently interlinked, and one aspect impossible to realise without its opposite. Since the 1990s, he has grappled with his legacy, artistic and political, with the likes of Henry Ford, Walt Disney and Henri Matisse as his “patron saints.” Butzer journeys via the conduit of his paintings, themselves portals into the world of NASAHEIM, a utopian universe created by the artist as an ever-unattainable measure to aspire to.

MAMOTH – Julia Adelgren: Dragonfly Den

(8 June – 23 July, 2022) Dragonfly Den is the second solo exhibition by Julia Adelgren at MAMOTH, featuring a selection of new paintings, on view from 8 June to 16 July 2022. Julia Adelgren (b.1990 Stockholm, Sweden) lives and works in Copenhagen. She studied at the Bergen National Academy of Art 2014-2016, and the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, in the class of Prof. Tomma Abts 2016-2020.

MAMOTH – Randy Wray: Particulars

(8 June – 23 July, 2022) MAMOTH is pleased to announce Particulars, a solo exhibition of work by Randy Wray, the artist’s inaugural solo show at the gallery and his first in the UK to date. Painter and sculptor Randy Wray lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He graduated from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and received his B.F.A. from the Maryland Institute College of Art. His residencies include the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and the Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program.

Maximillian William – Magdalena Skupinska: Blending Elements

(9 June – 23 July, 2022) Maximillian William is proud to present Blending Elements, the third solo exhibition with the gallery from artist Magdalena Skupinska. For several years Skupinska has eschewed conventional art materials in favour of creating her own natural alternatives. Researching for supplies in local markets, grocers, and health stores, Skupinska brings plant matter back to her studio and transforms it into paint. Blending Elements will feature a new series of paintings on canvas and an evolving installation formed of root vegetables, sugarcane, and wood.

Simon Lee – Valentina Liernur: Pinturas Grises

(9 June – 2 July, 2022) For the artist’s second exhibition with the gallery and debut solo exhibition in London, Liernur continues her exploration of quotidian city life through a series of monochromatic figurative paintings that depict everyday life through the surreptitious gaze.

Tiwani Contemporary – Andrew Pierre Hart + Alexandria Smith: When Cosmologies Meet

(7 June – 2 July, 2022) Tiwani Contemporary is very pleased to present When Cosmologies Meet. The exhibition is a manifestation of an ongoing conversation between gallery artist Andrew Pierre Hart and artist Alexandria Smith. Both artists bring their respective approaches and logics to worlding environments unbound from the limitations defining human experience as we recognise it.

Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery – Wendimagegn Belete: Codeswitch

(11 June – 9 July, 2022) For his latest solo exhibition, Codeswitch, at Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London Bridge, Belete continues his explorations into history, and the concept of epigenetic inheritance – of memories that transfer over generations and permeate our present – by focusing, primarily, on the politics of mark-making, in relation to art, but also to the body and landscape.

Cob Gallery – Group Exhibition: Apotrope

(9 June – 16 July, 2022) Cob Gallery is proud to present a group exhibition of work by Tomas Harker, Mia Middleton, Jack Jubb and Caroline Zurmely. Borrowing its name from the Greek word meaning to ward off or avert evil, ‘Apotrope’ brings together four artists who share an understanding of painting as an alchemical process: a material transformation that invests its subjects with magical energy.

Moosey London – Katia Lifshin: PARALLELS.

(9 June – 3 July, 2022) Katia Lifshin (b.1993) is an Ukraine-born Israeli artist. Katia relocated to the U.S in 2012 to study painting and sculpture at Pima College, Arizona. Returning to Israel in 2018, she continues to live and work there and has participated in a number of group shows in the U.S and Israel.

Workplace (Mortimer St) – Inaugural Group Show: Kaleidoscope

(9 June – 30 July 2022) Workplace is pleased to inaugurate its new permanent space on 50 Mortimer Street with a group show of new and recent works by represented and invited artists. In keeping with the gallery’s founding principle of creating opportunities for artists to show their work within a supportive and critically engaged context, the inaugural exhibition will showcase new and recent works by the gallery’s represented artists alongside the work of artists who they have invited to participate.

BEERS London – Come Out & Play: Curated by Andrew Salgado

(19 June – 16 July, 2022) Curated by artist Andrew Salgado the LGBTQ+ themed exhibition Come Out & Play, celebrates internationally-based queer artists whose practice prioritizes a bold approach and work that is celebratory, challenging, and progressive. The artists included present queerness as manifest through colour and play, a subject matter free from taboo or shame, and a greater practice that responds to the contemporary ideology of what it means to be a queer artist in society.

The Artist Room – Ina Gerken: Poppies in Orbit

(9 June – 2 July, 2022) Produced for this exhibition, Gerken’s new paintings continue her investigation into the possibilities of abstraction. This show follows Gerken’s recent solo institutional exhibition Circling at Kjubh Kunstverein, 2022.

Stephen Friedman Gallery – Deborah Roberts: I want to talk about you

(9 June – 23 July, 2022) The show features new paintings dominated by black backgrounds and some of the largest works the artist has ever made. Simultaneously powerful and vulnerable, heroic and insecure, Roberts’ subjects reveal how systemic racism, gender politics and western beauty standards shape the way Black children grow up. Amongst the references that inform the series are prominent incidents of racism in the UK, including the recent case of Child Q.

David Zwirner – Katherine Bernhardt: Why is a mushroom growing in my shower?

(Opening June 8) Taking place at the gallery’s London location, the exhibition will feature new large-scale paintings that include motifs from Bernhardt’s unique visual lexicon, which culls from an irreverent American pop vernacular as well as her own life and the broader culture. These works crackle with electrifying colour and the artist’s lively brushwork, and feature familiar imagery such as the Pink Panther, Garfield, and E.T., in addition to fresh subjects like Ditto from Pokémon, Crocs shoes, psilocybin mushrooms, and bathroom showers.

Huxley-Parlour – Eileen Cooper: Somewhere or Other

(22 June – 16 July, 2022) For her second solo exhibition at Huxley-Parlour, British artist Eileen Cooper will present 11 new works on canvas for her exhibition: Somewhere or Other. Painted over the last two years between London and Suffolk, this latest body of work continues Cooper’s interest in autobiographically inflected narrative.

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