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January 2020

11
January
Saturday

Anne-Katrin Purkiss @ The Lightbox, Woking

11 January 2020 - 27 March 2020
The Lightbox, Chobham Road
Woking, Surrey GU214AA United Kingdom

This exhibition, Great Minds, displays a selection of portrait photographs of leading artists, writers and scientists from the archive of Anne-Katrin Purkiss.   It is dedicated to women working in creative professions, defined broadly to encompass scientific as well as artistic production. The images are brought together in order to challenge our unconscious bias of a successful scientist or artist as a male figure. These portraits are a tribute to women of different generations and backgrounds who share an exceptional creative…

14
January
Tuesday

Peggy Franck @ Arcade Art

14 January 2020 - 18 February 2020
Arcade Art,

Peggy Franck's exhibition, ‘You Begin’ is taken from Margaret Atwood’s poem ‘You Begin’ in the volume ‘Two Headed’ Poems.

16
January
Thursday

Lesley Foxcroft @ Annely Juda Fine Art

16 January 2020 - 22 February 2020
Annely Juda Fine Art,

Lesley Foxcroft uses simple and everyday materials such as MDF, rubber, paper and card to make works that are sculptural in nature, yet often are wall mounted and very much rooted in their surroundings; responding to the corner of a room, ceiling or floor. Utilitarian and minimal in appearance, the artist’s use of simple materials diminishes interpretative interference and allow form to take precedence.

17
January
Friday

Elaine de Kooning & others @ Gazelli Art House

17 January 2020 - 23 February 2020
Gazelli Art House,

The exhibition, 9th St. Club features works from Elaine de Kooning, Perle Fine, Helen Frankenthaler, Grace Hartigan,  Lee Krasner, Mercedes Matter, Joan Mitchell, and is inspired in part by Mary Gabriel’s acclaimed book ‘Ninth Street Women’, which is about the work, lives and spirit of this group. 

21
January
Tuesday

Alice Kettle @ Candida Stevens Gallery

21 January 2020 - 26 February 2020
Candida Stevens Gallery,

Alice Kettle works with marginalised communities and individuals, and collaborates with expert stitchers from around the world. Individuals from Syria, Iran and Uganda contribute to the hand stitching found on these drawn portraits by Alice. She wishes to acknowledge the importance of their input. This new series of portraits can be seen in the context of an opening out of Alice’s practice to engage more emphatically through stitch with others, as a means of representing the collective and individual selves. This…

21
January
Tuesday

Alison Allum & others @ Espacio Gallery

21 January 2020 - 2 February 2020
Espacio Gallery,

Just Glass Group show, Recollection, focuses on memories in glass: everything from personal reminiscences to nostalgia, from the science of memory to the commemoration of moments in history. Each piece in the show has been inspired by memories and created in glass.  The show features work from internationally renowned glass-makers as well as from emerging artists, these include:  Alison Allum, Carol Bayada, Philippa Beveridge, Sarah Brace, Phillipa Candy, Lynn Foster, Pam Fyvie, Hannah Gibson, Celia Goodman, Cheryl Gould, Belinda Salmon Harding,…

23
January
Thursday

Christine Rebet @ Parasol Unit

23 January 2020 - 26 March 2020
Parasol Unit, 14 Wharf Road
London, N1 7RW United Kingdom

Christine Rebet's exhibition Time Levitation, comprises six hand-drawn animated films that address the traumas of personal and collective histories, illusion and the destruction of our shared history and environment.  Drawing is at the heart of Rebet’s practice, which she often develops into animated films, sculpture, installations or performance art

23
January
Thursday

Lauren Gault @ Gasworks

23 January 2020 - 23 March 2020
Gasworks, 155 Vauxhall Street
London, SE11 5RH

C I T H R A is the first solo exhibition in London by Lauren Gault. Experimenting with unorthodox techniques and manufacturing processes, her work explores the often imperceptible changes that occur all around us.  From microscopic events to geological time-scales, her works confront the ethical, political and emotional implications of human interactions with the environment.  

24
January
Friday

Cassi Namoda @ Pippy Houldsworth Gallery

24 January 2020 - 22 February 2020
The Box, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, 6 Heddon St
London, W1B 4BT United Kingdom

Little is Enough For Those in Love, is Cassi Namoda’s first European solo exhibition, which takes its title from an East African proverb.  The exhibition features new paintings that explore life and love in the city of Maputo, the artist’s birthplace and home for several years. Veering between the polarities of joy and pain, Namoda foregrounds individual human experience alongside observations about life in a post-colonial, post-communist society.

25
January
Saturday

France-Lise McGurn @ Tramway, Glasgow

25 January 2020 - 23 March 2020
Tramway, Glasgow,

France-Lise McGurn works with painting to create layered installations that incorporate gallery walls, floors and ceilings. "In Emotia" is a derivative term which suggests a state of being, simultaneously emotional and in motion. Mcgurn’s figurative painting and wall drawings evoke bodies and limbs overlapping and interacting in ambivalent spaces, at parties, in night clubs, on streets or lying in bed either side of paper thin walls. Cities and bodies, are constantly moving and shaping each other, a sentiment which McGurn evokes through the…

29
January
Wednesday

Hedda Sterne @ Victoria Miro

29 January 2020 - 21 March 2020
Victoria Miro,

This is the first UK solo exhibition of works by Hedda Sterne (1910–2011).  She was an active member of the New York School, and was born in Bucharest, Romania in 1910 and fled to the US in 1941.  Sterne created an extensive body of work that intersected with some of the most important movements and figures of the twentieth century. A bridge between European Modernism, in particular Surrealism, and American Abstract Expressionism, Sterne’s work stands as a testament to her…

February 2020

03
February
Monday

Anna Ridler @ The Photographers Gallery

3 February 2020 - 30 March 2020
The Photographers Gallery, 16-18 Ramillies Street
London, United Kingdom

Laws of Ordered Form is a new commission by Anna Ridler for Data / Set / Match, a programme exploring how digital technology and new categorisations increasingly influence the way humans and machines see and understand the world today. The project creates a “historic” ImageNet using labels and photographs from Victorian and Edwardian encyclopaedias to show how the echoes of historic taxonomies and beliefs can still be heard in modern implementations of machine learning.  

13
February
Thursday

Emily Myers @ Contemporary Ceramics

13 February 2020 - 7 March 2020
Contemporary Ceramics,

Emily Myers, Anna Silverton and Ali Tomlin are linked by their exploration to form and its relationship to the surface.  This exhibition, Line & Form brings their work together, which explores the relationships between surface decoration and form.⠀

14
February
Friday

Wendy Smith @ Art Space Gallery

14 February 2020 - 13 March 2020
Art Space Gallery,

A line drawn by hand is a fundamental act for Wendy Smith and underpins her work.  This exhibition, Forms of Life, offers a selection of new and previously unseen work stretching back to the late 90s that highlights the rich and seemingly endless possibilities that emerge as Wendy explores the mysteries inherent in drawn lines on a flat surface.

14
February
Friday

Neda Dana-Haeri @ Diba Art London

14 February 2020 - 7 March 2020
Diba Art London,

Neda Dana-Haeri’s work is based on the interplay of “cultural memory” and personal memory.  Her art is driven by Persian poetry and Eastern philosophy, and her works reflect images of nature carrying with them the unconscious emotions of our daily life. Neda uses layers of colours and textures to reflect and infer nature, the unconscious and memory.  Her diffused lines and colours suggest what could be a landscape, a forest on fire or a seascape. From certainty to ambiguity in a…

20
February
Thursday

Shirin Neshat @ Goodman Gallery

20 February 2020 - 28 March 2020
Marian Goodman Gallery,

Land of Dreams marks a pivot in Shirin Neshat’s gaze towards the “Western World” and opens the newest chapter in her practice. The exhibition comprises a portion of the 100+ photographic portraits and two video installations. For the first time, both mediums converge into one immersive experience to present a portrait of contemporary America under the Trump administration.  

21
February
Friday

Annegret Soltau @ Richard Saltoun Gallery

21 February 2020 - 2 April 2020
Richard Saltoun Gallery, 111 Great Titchfield St
London, W1W 6RY United Kingdom

In this exhibition, SPIDER, Annegret Soltau will be restaging works from her early years in post-war Darmstadt, Germany.  She presents works that examine themes of personal loss, identity, and transformation.  The exhibition includes large-scale photo etchings, thread installations and archival works from the late 1970s and 80s.

21
February
Friday

Nnena Kalu @ Studio Voltaire

21 February 2020 - 28 March 2020
Studio Voltaire, 1a Nelsons Row
London, SW4 7JR United Kingdom

Nnena Kalu creates large–scale sculptural installations, by binding, layering and wrapping materials.  Kalu explores space, scale and texture through repetitive and durational sculptural processes.  

21
February
Friday

Shara Hughes @ Pilar Corrias

21 February 2020 - 28 March 2020
Pilar Corrias,

Unmanageable, is an exhibition of eleven recent paintings by painter and printmaker, Shara Hughes. This body of work proposes a novel exploration of interiority by using landscape as a model for working with and through consciousness. She began this series of paintings while offering support to close friends that were experiencing horrific tragedies and ordeals.

March 2020

20
March
Friday

Sarah Dwyer @ Unit 1 Gallery

20 March 2020 - 28 March 2020
Unit 1 Gallery,

Black Chat, Sew Rib, is a solo residency exhibition by Sarah Dwyer, who worked in the studio space above the gallery (January—March 2020). Sarah has a clear proposition in mind, the desire to expand her practice into the realm of sculpture.  She sculpts and draws and then sculpts again in a constant dialogue between the volumes and planes and in turn manifests a way to give this experience to the viewer. Blurring the ‘lines’ between painting and sculpture, it is very likely…

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