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July 2020

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July
Wednesday

Claire Harkess @ The Scottish Gallery

1 July 2020 - 25 July 2020
The Scottish Gallery,

‘Into the Wild' reflects three quite different, intense experiences of the High Arctic and various rewilding locations in the UK. West Coast Greenland in Autumn and Svalbard, mid-summer, 600 miles from the North Pole.  Paintings by Claire Harkess offer a window into our world; fleeting glimpses through a porthole, her watercolours offer a clarity which is transparent, clean, fresh and direct.  The perfect medium to echo habitat and wildlife.  

01
July
Wednesday

Joanne Thompson @ The Scottish Gallery

1 July 2020 - 25 July 2020
The Scottish Gallery,

Joanne Thompson presents a new collection celebrating 25 years as a practising jeweller. The focus is on her iconic chain mail technique.  She experiments with scale, weight, form and texture of the chains, making sculptural forms, necklaces, bracelets and earrings which are voluminous yet light, tactile and extremely durable. She is fascinated by unit construction techniques in jewellery making, and enjoys the way hard precious metals can be translated into soft forms which flow and stir with the body.

01
July
Wednesday

Louise Bourgeois @ Hauser & Wirth

1 July 2020 - 31 July 2020
Hauser & Wirth, 23 Savile Row
London, W1S 2ET United Kingdom

This digital presentation, ‘Louise Bourgeois, Self Portrait,’ invites visitors to explore ‘Self Portrait’ (2009) in great depth through a series of archival images and films, expanding and deepening our understanding of Bourgeois’s significance in 20th century art.

01
July
Wednesday

Annie Leibovitz @ Hauser & Wirth

1 July 2020 - 31 July 2020
Hauser & Wirth, 23 Savile Row
London, W1S 2ET United Kingdom

This online exhibition explores the importance of our sense of place. It includes images from a project completed by the artist before the onset of the coronavirus pandemic alongside a suite of recent photographs made during the lockdown. The exhibition, Still Life, showcases Annie Leibovitz’s singular ability to combine portraiture and photojournalism with profound humanism and sly wit.  

01
July
Wednesday

Sophie Taeuber-Arp @ Hauser & Wirth

1 July 2020 - 31 July 2020
Hauser & Wirth, 23 Savile Row
London, W1S 2ET United Kingdom

Sophie Taeuber-Arp asserted art’s relevance to daily life, working across disciplines, from works on paper, painting, textiles, and sculpture, to design and architecture, as well as dance and performance. In 1915 she started to create colored pen drawings, gouaches and tapestries known as vertical-horizontal compositions. With these works she became a pioneer of constructivist art.  

01
July
Wednesday

Maria Lassnig Me @ Hauser & Wirth

1 July 2020 - 31 July 2020
Hauser & Wirth, 23 Savile Row
London, W1S 2ET United Kingdom

This online exhibition is a special selection of Maria Lassnig Me's works on paper and canvases between 1987 and 2005. It explores this preoccupation with the physical presence of the body – a concept the artist coined as ‘body awareness’. Taking its title from an eponymous self-portrait painted in the 1990s, this presentation, Encircled by a Fly, considers myriad interpretations of the physical that Lassnig depicted throughout her oeuvre.

01
July
Wednesday

Angela Heisch @ Pippy Houldsworth Gallery

1 July 2020 - 7 July 2020
The Box, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, 6 Heddon St
London, W1B 4BT United Kingdom

Angela Heisch’s paintings are composed of repeated motifs, curving forms, and delicate dark lines that draw inspiration from organic bodies, patterns in nature, and architecture.  The artist’s abstract language seeks to capture the sensation of her observations, and her enigmatic forms encounter one another on the canvas, creating tension or waves of energy though interlocking or obstructive relationships. Each work is characterised by a sense of movement, a fluidity reflected in the opposing properties that coexist on the canvas –…

02
July
Thursday

Gala Porras-Kim @ Gasworks

2 July 2020 - 13 September 2020
Gasworks, 155 Vauxhall Street
London, SE11 5RH

Gala Porras-Kim's, work traces the global circulation of ancient precolonial artefacts extracted from their original sites and stored in museums and private collections.  It examines how the definitions and possibilities of these objects change in response to each context. Departing from official replicas of the monoliths recently found inside the Pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacan, Mexico, her exhibition unravels the many worlds colliding in these powerful stones, from international copyright laws to cosmologies, stars and forces greater than us.

03
July
Friday

Marijke De Roover @ Arcade

3 July 2020 - 25 July 2020
Arcade Art,

Marijke De Roover presents a stripped down ‘unplugged’ version of the recent operatic work Live, Laugh, Limerence commissioned by the David Roberts Art Foundation. Through this performance the artist questions the impact of how we culturally choreograph and organise the performance of love through heteronormative structures; the clichés of rom-coms, musical theatre, opera, karaoke and Disney. This exhibition features works from the recent series of ‘memes’ alongside the video version of Live, Laugh, Limerence.

07
July
Tuesday

Anne-Marie Butlin @ Thackeray Gallery

7 July 2020 - 24 July 2020
Thackeray Gallery,

A collection of flower paintings on canvas from Anne-Marie Butlin's own garden.  

10
July
Friday

Helen Levitt @ Photographers Gallery

10 July 2020 - 11 October 2020
Photographers Gallery, 16-18 Ramillies St
London, W1F 7LW United Kingdom

Helen Levitt (1913–2009) is among the foremost practitioners in the field of street photography.  This retrospective of Levitt’s photographic career  presents over 130 photographs, many of which are shown for the first time in the UK.  It brings together her street photography, the clandestinely shot portraits of New York subway passengers in 1938, as well as her early colour work and films.  The exhibition presents a uniquely nuanced overview of Levitt’s work and traces her development to become one of the…

August 2020

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August
Saturday

Louise Bourgeois @ Tate Liverpool

8 August 2020 - 2 May 2021
Tate Liverpool,

Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010) is widely recognised as one of the most important figures of modern and contemporary art. Her work ranges from large-scale sculpture and installation to painting and printmaking. This free display brings together works from her seventy-year career, which include Spider 1995, Femme 2007 and Cell XIV (Portrait) 2000.  Bourgeois’ work is often biographical and centres around the theme of childhood, birth, loss, motherhood and gender identity.

September 2020

02
September
Wednesday

Malgorzata Polonczyk @ The Lightbox

2 September 2020 - 13 September 2020
The Lightbox, Chobham Road
Woking, Surrey GU214AA United Kingdom

The exhibition Two Views from the Same Window, by Malgorzata Polonczyk reunites several works that reinterpret different sections of the same contemporary piece.

15
September
Tuesday

Denise Jones @ The Lightbox

15 September 2020 - 27 September 2020
The Lightbox, Chobham Road
Woking, Surrey GU214AA United Kingdom

This exhibition, Textures of Understanding, creates a dialogue between suffragette embroideries created in Holloway Prison and Denise Jones' contemporary work. Between 1911 and 1912 hundreds of suffragettes were sent to Holloway Prison for smashing windows. Whilst incarcerated, some of the women worked on small embroideries. Jones uses cloth, thread and material objects to create responses to these textiles.

26
September
Saturday

Linder Sterling @ Hatton Gallery

26 September 2020 - 23 January 2021
Hatton Gallery,

Most well known for her photomontage, this exhibition displays the diverse range of Linder Sterling's practice. It explores Linder as performance artist, zine-maker, musician, documentary-photographer, collaborator, muse, guru, medium and body-builder. Linder was an active figure in the punk and post-punk music scenes, and is probably best known for the album covers which she created, her photomontages often combine everyday images taken from fashion or home magazines with images from pornography.

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