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.
Richard Saltoun Gallery, 111 Great Titchfield St London,W1W 6RYUnited 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.
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.
Unbound: Visionary Women Collecting Textiles celebrates seven pioneering women who saw beyond the purely functional, to reveal the extraordinary artistic, social and cultural importance of textiles, and costume, which gives us a beautiful and intensely human insight into our history. This major collaborative project explores the innovative approaches of Edith Durham (1863 –1944), Louisa Pesel (1870 – 1947), Olive Matthews (1887 – 1979), Muriel Rose (1897 – 1986), Enid Marx (1902 – 1998), Jennifer Harris (1982-2016), Nima Poovaya-Smith (1985-1998), and presents…
Rethreading and Retracing is an exhibition by Bita Ghezelayagh, which gives us a glimpse into her practice that is influenced by her Iranian cultural heritage. She transforms old woven textiles and eastern carpets into new pictorial objects and works of art, by using traditional embroidery techniques along with found materials to transform disused textiles, giving them a renewed sense of life and an altogether, different purpose. This exhibition includes a new Off Cut series revealing deconstructed forms that resemble templates for body armour…
HONEY PIE, is an exhibition by Sarah Lucas featuring ten sculptures that extend her long-term Bunny series into dynamic new forms. The exhibition consists of five sculptures made from stuffed tights and found objects, alongside an equal number of works in bronze and concrete. These sculptures evoke female nudes reclining on chairs in states of abandon and vulnerability.
Ella Walker uses a myriad of media to create imagery inspired by medieval and early modern costume and iconography. The result is a series of resplendent large-format works, rich in narrative and colour.
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…
An exhibition of new paintings created during a residency with the gallery in Venice by Flora Yukhnovich. Her sources include the music of Vivaldi and the memoirs of Casanova, in addition to one of her key influences, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, whose works include ceiling frescoes in the Ca’ Rezzonico museum and the Chiesa Santa Maria della Visitazione, which she was able to study first hand.
I See You, is an exhibition of paintings that brings together historical and contemporary works by female artists with a focus on depictions of male subjects. It ranges from portraits of family members to paintings of invented characters and those that challenge a traditional understanding of the ‘male gaze’. These works invite us to consider the characteristics and qualities that connect or divide us along shifting lines of gender, and how differences might be bridged by a shared understanding of consciousness, i.e.…
Love Story is a video installation by South African artist Candice Breitz that explores how the global refugee crisis has been told. The work presents the stories of six people who fled their countries.
Quarantaine is an ambitious new film by Georgina Starr. Its title refers to the French word for ‘forty’, and also alludes to the period of enforced isolation known in English as ‘quarantine’ (so-called because of its original forty-day timeframe). Over the course of multiple chapters, it follows the story of two new recruits to a clandestine sisterhood whose pursuit of esoteric knowledge takes place in a secret place of instruction, similarly cut off from the world outside.
S1:E4 is a new episode in Martine Syms’ project SHE MAD (2015-ongoing), in which the artist incorporates elements of the sitcom format and past TV series to explore ‘the sign of blackness in the public imagination’. Presented in the form of a giant widescreen projection encompassing one wall of Tramway’s largest gallery, the work follows the character of Martine, described as an ‘overachieving, stoner graphic designer who lives in Hollywood and wishes she were an important artist’.
Frith Street Gallery, 17-18 Golden Square London,W1F 9JJUnited Kingdom
Daphne Wright’s work manoeuvres things into well-wrought but delicate doubt. Shifting between tautness and mess, it sets imagery, materials and language in constant metaphorical motion. A quiet mutiny – persists is an assemblage of objects, videos, and works on paper, which addresses the poignancy as well as the mundanity of everyday domestic life. The scenes are imbued with melancholic familiarity; recreating in dried but unfired clay objects including a child’s pushchair, houseplants and a fridge. The artist chose these things because…
The Lightbox, Chobham Road Woking,
GU214AA United Kingdom
In this exhibition, The Four Elements, Nagihan Seymour explores the classical elements (earth, water, air and fire) in her designs, believed to explain the nature and complexities of all matter. The exhibition includes paintings and ceramics incorporating natural pigments and precious metals.
Lisa Hammond is a pioneer of soda-glaze firing, which combines strong uncomplicated forms with highly tactile surfaces. Alongside her series of thrown functional ware, this influential London potter explores a range of individual wheel-thrown vessels – bowls, bottles and jars that are decorated with brush marks and poured slips and glazes, taking on intriguing depth when fired. The finished works suggest the softness of clay and celebrate a handcrafted quality.
Christine McArthur's early work was primarily in oil and she became well known for her large-scale still life paintings on canvas. In the late 1980s she began to work in oil pastel and watercolour but more recently she has reverted to oil, as well as acrylic and collage.
Karsten Schubert, 5-8 Lower John Street London,W1F 9DRUnited Kingdom
Cathie Pilkington's work engages passionately and critically with the canonical history of figurative sculpture. Her work crosses borders of traditional, modern and contemporary idioms, and combines intensively modelled and painted sculptures within immersive installations comprising a diverse array of props, materials and studio furniture. Her site responsive installations are balanced ambivalently between chaos and precision and have been described as a kind of art historical fly-tipping. The exhibition, 'The Covering' includes works by Pierre Molinier and Morton Bartlett, and is by appointment only.…