(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(14 July – 13 August, 2022) Aigana Gali is a Kazakh multidisciplinary artist who works primarily on canvas and textiles.
(14 July – 6 August, 2022) The Approach Gallery London is pleased to present Phillip Allen’s exhibition, Coarse Grain.
(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
(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.
(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.
(9 July – 6 August, 2022) Bosse & Baum is pleased to present The moment you see, it is already gone baby, a solo exhibition with paintings by Kostas Sklavenitis.
(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.
(6 July – 6 August, 2022)
(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.
(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
(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.
(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.
(1 July – 5 August, 2022)
(24 June – 23 July, 2022) Kate MacGarry is pleased to announce Laura Gannon’s second solo exhibition at the gallery.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(22 June – 29 July, 2022)
(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.
(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.
(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.
(29 June – 29 July, 2022)
(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.
(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.
(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.
(9 June – 31 July, 2022) Maureen Paley is pleased to announce a new exhibition by Alastair Mackinven. This will be his third exhibition at the gallery and his first solo exhibition presented at our location at 60 Three Colts Lane.
(9 June – 30 July, 2022)
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(Opening 10 June, 2022) God of War; a group show of fourteen artists opening on Friday 10 June.
(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.
(7 June – 26 June, 2022)
(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.
(10 June – 30 July, 2022) The Sunday Painter is pleased to announce the opening of Rising Skin from Rock and Chin, a solo exhibition of new works by London based artist Harminder Judge. A poem by Rosanna Puyol will accompany the exhibition.
(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.
(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.
(9 June – 9 July, 2022) ‘Modern Baroque’ is a contemporary take on the Baroque, its drama and its exuberance, explored through the work of two London-based artists: Daniel Hosego and Rebecca Stevenson.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(10 June – 16 July, 2022) Grappling with ideas around gender, cultural heritage and race, Nengi Omuku’s practice explores the complexities of identity, focusing on interior psychological spaces and how they manifest within the physical world. Rendered in oil paint on strips of sanyan – a traditional Nigerian fabric used for draped clothing – Omuku creates ethereal scenes of figures in constant flux, interacting with one another and the landscape around them. Inspired by both archival and current images taken from the Nigerian press and media, she creates worlds in which the distinction between bodies and nature is often blurred, reflecting on the intricacies around navigating place and belonging.
(9 June – 9 July, 2022) The show presents work from two of the six distinct series in the artist’s oeuvre: Plum Nellie and Galactic Journal. Articulated over a number of large canvases and smaller monotypes, drawings and collages, the Plum Nellie series, begun in the early 1970s, holds strict forms in playful counterpoint. A selection of larger works was presented in Reed’s eponymous 1973 solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
(10 June – 9 July, 2022) Sapling is pleased to present Frogspawn, a solo exhibition of new paintings and ceramics by Yulia Iosilzon. Responding to an original short story by the curator Sonja Teszler, the artist combines inspiration from this fresh literary source with her distinctive visual vocabulary to open a portal onto a subversive fantasy world. Sapling is treating the exhibition space as a marshland, inviting the artist to populate the gallery with paintings and ceramics of her creatures emerging from the water.
(8 June – 9 July, 2022) Goodman Gallery presents Epilogue – Mikhael Subotzky’s first solo exhibition in London. Epilogue brings together a new body of work in which the artist continues his critical engagement with the instability of images and the politics of representation.
(1 June – 30 June, 2022) Two Sisters is a group show exploring the themes of vision, connectivity and resilience at Working Project, Notting Hill. The exhibition curated by Marisa Bellani, Roman Road’s creative director, brings together works by ten international artists of the emerging art scene: Daisy Dodd-Noble, Michael Dohr, Ariane Heloise Hughes, Yulia Iosilzon, Jack Laver, Alix Marie, Anousha Payne, Rebekah Rubalcava, Elsa Rouy and Anna Skladmann.
(2 June – 23 June, 2022) Featuring new sculptural and painting works by international and London based artists, ‘And this skin of mine to live again a second time’ hopes to delve further into the capability or necessity to be constantly reborn / rebirthing.
(1 June – 30 June, 2022) ‘The Places We Go’ explores the idea of the journey, both as subject matter and as a conceptual framework through which to understand their creative processes. Despite a use of traditional form and symbolism, Gillett and Hutley defy the stagnation of adherence to dogma, and they are unified by a desire to move forward and find new meaning. This exhibition is a celebration of flux and impermanence and its potential for providing new ways of examining past and present.
(31 May – 28 July, 2022) Nahmad Projects is pleased to present Lucio Fontana: I Tagli. Recognised as the 20th Century’s most idiosyncratic innovator and founder of Spatialism; Lucio Fontana’s (1899-1968) Tagli (Cuts) series are emblematic symbols of the Post-War Era. The exhibition presents extraordinary examples of this iconic body of work including a rare 1964 gold single Cut, alongside, for the first time, Pierre Néel’s 1972 documentary Lucio Fontana: Reaching Out Into Space.
(31 May – 2 July, 2022) Thrush Holmes’ first solo exhibition with Unit London, What’s it all for?, presents the artist’s continuing drive to push the limits of a familiar yet specific motif. Engaging with the art historical legacy of still life, Holmes’ works explore the many permutations that can be found within a single subject. The exhibition unfolds as the latest chapter of the artist’s oeuvre, unveiling the next step in the longer story of a wider process.
(1 June – 30 July, 2022) A new series of oil paintings by Martha Jungwirth will be presented in her largest solo exhibition to date in London, spanning both gallery floors. Drawing upon what she terms conceptual ‘pretexts’ – impressions from Martha Jungwirth’s travels, Greek mythology, the appearances of friends and companions, as well as contemporary political events – her work captures fleeting, internal impulses that are recorded in paint.
(28 May – 17 June, 2022) Collective Ending presents Meal Deal, a two-person exhibition of new work by Niccolo Binda and Donal Sturt. Inspired by our 2021 exhibition ‘Old Friends, New Friends’, we recently ran our first internal open call, inviting artists whom we have previously worked with to submit proposals for intimate, two-person exhibitions that paired their practice with that of an artist we haven’t exhibited before. Celebrating and spotlighting those artists who continue to excite and inspire us, whilst allowing us to ever-expand our extended community of emerging artists, Meal Deal is the first exhibition selected collectively from those submissions.
(2 June – 13 June, 2022)
(28 May – 2 July, 2022) Bosse & Baum is pleased to present All That is Left, a solo exhibition of wall-based works by British artist May Hands, containing hand built ceramic forms, woven and crocheted textile fragments, naturally dyed surfaces and detritus from everyday consumption.
(27 May – 2 July, 2022) The Approach is pleased to present a selection of works in the Annexe by the late English painter Jeffery Camp (b.1923, d.2020). The exhibition focuses on works from his later life where Camp used small unusually shaped canvases as part of the composition of the paintings, combining highly individual figure compositions with tender studies of nature and paintings of sea and shore, as well as portraits of friends and contemporaries.
(27 May – 25 June, 2022) Nell Brookfield makes paintings that convey the heightened specificity of a moment. Her paintings often have nocturnal settings at parties or social gatherings. In her works, the people present, who usually would be the most noisy and animated elements there, seem momentarily frozen in their poses. In their place, the incidental elements around them take over, taking a life of their own, moving slowly, changing and morphing in organic shapes. The pattern on someone’s dress, the curls of hair on a pet dog, the wisps of smoke from a cigarette or candle. It is as if the human world pauses, and the world around us, take over, knowing that when we are gone, they will still be there.
(26 May – 2 July, 2022) Pistoletto’s signature mirror paintings use the reflective picture plane to draw both viewer and environment into the work, thereby establishing an active relationship between artwork and spectator, while simultaneously creating a virtual space in which art and life can seamlessly interact.
(26 May – 30 July, 2022) In his work Tal R often employs apparently simple compositional devices and motifs from everyday life to create complex, atmospheric worlds that, beginning with the recognisable and known, expand or collapse into spaces of enchantment or ambiguity, heady with atmosphere and colour. For the past few years he has made paintings and drawings of flowers in vases. Each work depicts a bunch of flowers picked by the artist from around his home in the Danish countryside, presented in a vase on a tabletop within a closely cropped interior space.
(25 May – 30 July, 2022)
(25 May – 30 July, 2022) Somewhere along the vertical axis of most of Lily Stockman’s paintings lies the suggestion of a dividing line, if not some length of a line itself. This makes a painting’s two sides roughly symmetrical.
(13 May – 23 July, 2022) Alison Jacques is delighted to announce an exhibition spanning 50 years of work by Nicola L. (b. 1932, Morocco; d. 2018, US), which opens today from 6–8pm. Presented in partnership with the Nicola L. Collection and Archive, Los Angeles, this is the artist’s first UK solo exhibition and anticipates a forthcoming monograph, published by Apartamento in Autumn 2022, and a major survey at Camden Art Centre, London, in 2024.
(11 May – 15 July) In this exhibition, Luisa Me present feelings and findings from their exploration into our ever-expanding cityscapes, supposed urban utopianism and the sun’s role as an omnipresent deity that oversees our search for community and human connection.
(27 May – 9 July, 2022)
(13 May – 25 June, 2022) Bringing together ancient and contemporary worlds, mythic stories with popular culture and subtle imprints of her own personal experience, A change (would do you good) is a solo exhibition of new works by Natalia González Martín that present the enduring power and symbolism of mythology.
(27 May – 25 June, 2022) Kate Bickmore takes one of the most classical subjects of painting – flowers – and gives new life to otherworldly creatures in a unique style and scale. They are uncomfortably alien and beautifully human all at once. Flowers are typically considered pretty decorative objects on the receiving end of our gaze, but Kate makes the viewer feel as if they are watching and wanting us. Possibly even making their own plans… — Jonathan Travis
(12 May – 18 June, 2022) Charlotte Johannesson’s third exhibition at Hollybush Gardens provides an account of her extensive practice with digitally-conceived textiles and recent paintings alongside plotter prints and digital slideshows. The exhibition explores Johannesson’s continued engagement with symbolism, science, and the human pursuit of innovation.
(11 May – 11 June, 2022) Through a new body of work created in dialogue, both artists explore the act of storytelling. Dissecting the linear narratives to which their practices and characters have been bound, they in turn reveal an unrestricted freedom of identity.
(13 May – 11 June, 2022) IMAGINATION FOR FLYING ADVENTURE is Rokkaku’s first solo show in the U.K. Its title refers to emotional flights her paintings make possible. Rokkaku’s supple images transcend the conventions of both figuration and abstraction. Across the exhibition, bodies become vehicles for inspiration through careful attention to their capacity for nuanced sensation. Recurring motifs in Rokkaku’s paintings include manga-inspired, cartoon-like girls who play within the liminal spaces between them and their surroundings — their eyes brimming with both coquettishness and curiosity.
(11 May – 6 June, 2022) JD Malat Gallery is pleased to present the first solo exhibition Society: Acts I – IV by emerging Chinese artist Ming Ying, opening today. Ming’s work looks to the many moments one experiences living in an era where status and image have become increasingly important. From flashy social scenes, to the mundane acts of day to day life, she explores themes of loneliness, desire, and identity in an effort to encourage viewers to reflect on who they are in today’s society.
(18 May – 17 June, 2022) Spectral beasts haunt the paintings of Lera Dubitskaya. Emerging from undergrowth or luminous pattern, they sink away again into floridity, their long serpentine limbs dissolving into the haze. These creatures disperse the taxonomical boundaries between mammal and reptile, human and animal, person and place. Dubitskaya’s works evoke mythologies of metamorphosis, enacting chimerical shifts that take place before the viewer’s eyes and celebrating the transformative power of the imagination.
(6 May – 26 May, 2022) STUDIO WEST is pleased to present As Seen By Me, a duo exhibition co-curated by gallery Director Caroline Boseley and Bolanle Tajudeen, founder of Black Blossoms, which showcases contemporary Black women and non-binary artists and the Black Blossoms School of Art and Culture, an online learning platform decolonising art education. The show brings together paintings and sculptures by two British artists Roland Lawar and Anthony Laurencin. The exhibition title, taken directly from Lawar’s writing, speaks to the central themes of each artists’ practice: perception, personal interpretation, lived experience, and materiality.
(19 May – 18 June, 2022) Mac Athlaoich often produces discrete bodies of work, with all of the paintings revolving around a central theme.
(13 April – 28 May, 2022) Seth Price has rarely shown in the UK; this exhibition marks his first solo gallery presentation in London since his film and video survey at the ICA London in 2017. Born in 1973 and based in New York, Price works in many media, experimenting with contemporary materials and themes to evoke a sense of “increasing abstraction, the alienated self, all the weird ways that material and immaterial go back and forth,” as he explained in a recent interview.
(5 May – 18 June, 2022) This May, Sadie Coles HQ presents a solo exhibition of drawings by William N. Copley, marking the first presentation of his works on paper in the UK to date, along with a seminal painting from 1965, Philosophie dans le boudoir. Dating primarily from the 1980s and early ‘90s – the final decade of his life – the works on paper mark the zenith of Copley’s drawing practice, reanimating ideas and motifs that he began to employ in the 1950s and ‘60s.
(25 May – 18 June, 2022) For her debut exhibition with Huxley-Parlour and her first solo exhibition in the United Kingdom, Ruth Laskey presents a suite of seven new weavings from her Twill Series: a sustained exploration of form, colour, and process that has defined fifteen years of artistic production. Her latest body of work, entitled Twill Series (Circles), comprises seven of Laskey’s largest weavings to date, each featuring three distinctly coloured circular motifs within a larger rectilinear colourfield.
(11 May – 11 June, 2022) Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery is delighted to present the first exhibition by artists Sara Berman and Luella Bartley running from 11 May – 11 June 2022. The title, Armoured, is taken from a poem by fashion curator Judith Clark and psychoanalyst Adam Phillips, which inspired the two artists. Their show includes new works by Berman and Bartley, whose practices explore the female experience, specifically in relation to the body and space.
(26 May – 8 July, 2022) In Pariani’s paintings, the lines in oil and spray paint converge and superimpose to form images of striking vibrancy. Rendered in layers against the haptic ground, the raw shapes at times evoke figures and faces, as if suspended between the abstract and familiar.
(11 May – 2 July, 2022) Flowers Gallery is delighted to announce a solo exhibition by London-based artist Victoria Cantons. Alongside film and text-based works, this exhibition features a thematic cycle of large paintings that track the artist’s own transgender history, to reflect on issues of identity and what it means to be a woman.
(11 May – 2 July, 2022) Solo presentation of works on paper by Barbara Nicholls. Sculptures by Diogo Pimentao and Francesco Pessina
(13 May – 30 June, 2022) Developed during her residency at V.O Curations, ‘Economy of the Dust’ will present a series of new works, which draw from the artist’s personal experience of growing up in Luanda — speaking to the social and economic landscape of the city, and reflecting upon its accidental gifts.
(13 May – 25 June, 2022)
(13 May – 25 June, 2022) Pace Gallery is pleased to announce Thunderbolt Disco, Robert Nava’s first exhibition in the UK. Taking over the entirety of Pace’s Hanover Square gallery, this exhibition showcases new paintings by the American artist in his distinctive visual lexicon of fantastical characters and forms.
(13 May – 24 June, 2022) Tabula Rasa Gallery London is pleased to present I thought it was dead; It thought it was spring, the first UK solo exhibition of the Chinese artist Dan Zhu for the 2022 edition of London Gallery Weekend.
(12 May – 18 June, 2022) Oisín Byrne’s work considers how the self can be expressed or contained in the many layers that make up a person. The audience enters the gallery to a space where colour, sound, language, and texture collide. Standing on a carpet illustrating the edges of Byrne’s notebooks, with fluorescent post-it note tabs poking out, marking pages, and busily mapping the artist’s thoughts, there is a sense of exuberance, generosity and sharing. The sensory and affective exchange presents a queer performativity that is at once empowering and fallible.