Must-See Art Guide: London
This week's guide features Holly Coulis, Carol Bove, Veronica Broval, and more.
Last week, Christo took over the London art world with his large-scale installation The London Mastaba, consisting of 7,506 oil barrels shaped in a pyramid floating on Serpentine Lake in Hyde Park. But this week all eyes in the British capital turn to Masterpiece London and Mayfair Art Weekend. Masterpiece London covers a wide range of art, design, furniture, and jewelry, attracting collectors of every stripe and budget over the next seven days. To make London even more swinging this week, the city’s local galleries are putting up some of their best work for the fifth edition of Mayfair Art Weekend. So, let’s take a look at what we have to recommend at the moment.
You can’t go wrong with Carol Bove at David Zwirner, where the sculptor presents a range of large-scale works in her signature, tubular style. The show spans two floors of the gallery, offering visitors plenty of chances to experience Bove’s investigations of materiality and form up close and personally—just resist the urge to clamber over the work like you’re at a playground, no matter how tempting. For fresh inventive painting, Holly Coulis at Simon Lee is a great bet. Her still life compositions exist in neatly ordered, flattened spaces, offering an idiosyncratic approach to the genre that’s punched up by Coulis’ delightful sorbet palette. Then, be sure to stop by Sophia Contemporary Gallery, where Swedish artist Veronica Brovall is serving up fierce ceramic and steel pieces full of texture and personality. The titular work in the exhibition, Wear the Heat, is particularly memorable and exudes a powerful presence.
As always for London, it’s a busy week for art lovers. Find artnet’s full list of picks below.
Exhibition: “Holly Coulis”
When: June 1–June 30, 2018
Where: Simon Lee, 12 Berkeley Street, London, United Kingdom
Exhibition: “Evelyne Axell – ‘Cheese’”
When: June 27–July 21, 2018
Where: KÖNIG LONDON, 259–269 Old Marylebone Road, London, United Kingdom
Exhibition: “Leonor Antunes: a thousand realities from an original mark”
When: May 24–July 20, 2018
Where: Marian Goodman Gallery, 5-8 Lower John Street, London, United Kingdom
Exhibition: “Antoine D’Agata: Self Portraits and Night Journeys”
When: April 11–July 31, 2018
Where: Magnum Photos, 63 Gee Street, London, United Kingdom
Exhibition: “Veronica Brovall: Wear the Heat”
When: June 27–August 4, 2018
Where: Sophia Contemporary Gallery, 11 Grosvenor Street, London, United Kingdom
Exhibition: “Carol Bove”
When: June 8–August 4, 2018
Where: David Zwirner, 24 Grafton Street, London, United Kingdom
Exhibition: “The Great Spectacle: 250 Years of the Summer Exhibition“
When: June 12–August 19, 2018
Where: Royal Academy, 6 Burlington Gardens, London, United Kingdom
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