Gallery Hopping on Thursdays: October 17, 2013

As the city of London prepares for an influx of dealers and collectors from around the globe, in anticipation of Frieze Masters and Frieze London, we visit some local galleries in the coveted village of Mayfair, in the heart of London.

WANG KEPING will be on view on October 17 at 52 Brook’s Mews, W1K 4EE, London, UK.

Lantern Flowers Grey and White Aug 23, 2012 by Donald Sultan

Wang Keping, Yin et Yang, 2006, acacia, Ben Brown Fine Arts, London, UK

Wang Keping (Chinese, b.1949), China’s most celebrated Contemporary sculptor, and once a  prominent member of the avant-garde artist collective, The Stars Group, or Xing Xing, will be having his first solo exhibition in the United Kingdom. Ben Brown Fine Arts, a gallery that sets itself apart within London’s commercial art scene with its foray into international talent, will offer viewers a retrospective that focuses on Wang’s organic wooden figures from the last two decades. The large selection of pieces holds true to Wang’s exploration of the purity of form, as well as his concern with the natural processes of his preferred material, wood. Wang, a self-taught artist who for a majority of his career stood on the fringe of the art market, is highly regarded by scholars and colleagues, including Conceptual artist, Ai Wei Wei (Chinese, b.1957), for challenging traditional Chinese cultural values through his artwork. The self-titled show expands on this idea with carved sculptures devoid of facial expressions yet replete with sexual tension.

Paul Housley: They Bloom At Night will be on view on October 17 at 45 Davies Street, W1K 4LX, London, UK.

Wang Keping by Paul Housley

Paul Housley, Wang Keping, 2013, oil on canvas, Belmacz, London, UK

Belmacz, the innovative art gallery of jewelry designer, Julia Muggenburg, will be showing works by multidisciplinary artist, Paul Housley (British, b.1964) in an exhibition that aptly conveys the artist’s constant experimentation with various materials. While Housley’s choice of medium is never consistent, he always manages to integrate objects and motifs that echo his most intimate feelings. They Bloom at Night includes a portrait of the artist executed in an intentionally raw and unrestricted manner, much like the rest of Housley’s subject matter.

Browse openings by city to see where art can be found in your town!

Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Petra Wunderlich: Common Ground at Bernhard Knaus Fine Art
October 17–November 30, 2013
Niddastrasse 84, D-60329 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

London, UK
Philip Jackson ‘Maquettes’ at Catto Gallery
October 17–November 14, 2013
100 Heath Street, London, NW3 1DP UK

Munich, Germany
Sylke von Gaza at ArtConsult München
October 17–February 17, 2013
Wurzerstraße 12, 80539 Munich, Germany

New York, NY
William Perehudoff: Color Field Paintings from the 1980s at Berry Campbell
October 17–November 16, 2013
530 W. 24th Street, New York, NY 10011

Kent Dorn: Shadowland and In the project space: Rebecca Goyette: Masshole Love at Freight + Volume
October 17–November 16, 2013
530 W. 24th Street, New York, NY

Kaoruko: Enn at Mike Weiss Gallery
October 17–November 16, 2013
520 W. 24th Steet, New York, NY 10011

Paris, France
Exposition Gaston Suisse at Galerie Félix Marcilhac
October 17–November 16, 2013
8 rue Bonaparte, 75006 Paris, France

Saint Louis, MO
Anne Deniau: With the Mind at Philip Slein Gallery
October 17–December 7, 2013
4735 McPherson Avenue, Saint Louis, MO 63108

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Me Llevan Recio: Dibujos Recientes + Una Pintura Mural de Raul Recio at Lyle O. Reitzel
October 17, 2013
Torre Piantini, Suite 1 and 2A, Gustavo Mejia Ricart, Esq. Abraham Lincoln, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic