Must-See Art Guide: London
This week's guide features Philip Guston, Garth Weiser, Christopher Williams, and more.
We’ve got a jam-packed week for you, London. First up, Photo London is up and running, and it’s one of the most important photo events in the world. The fair is only in its third year, but has already commanded a reputation as a must-attend occasion for photographers and photo-lovers of all stripes, with a killer program of artist talks and publisher presentations. Looking to get beyond the medium-specific photo circuit? The rest of London awaits, and their galleries do not disappoint.
You’d be crazy to miss the blockbuster Philip Guston drawing exhibition at Hauser & Wirth focusing on his political “Poor Richard” series (which has taken on a decidedly more relevant flavor this year). Over at Simon Lee gallery, the painter Garth Weiser’s latest work is the result of an especially thoughtful and labored practice—and it just so happens you can read a recent artnet News interview with the artist here. For an interestingly curated survey of contemporary abstraction across media, check out Sophia Contemporary Gallery’s group show “Shifting Landscapes” which features some real knock-out talents, including Hannah Whitaker and Afruz Amighi.
And that’s just the beginning—find our full list of picks below.
Exhibition: “Patrick Goddard: Go Professional”
When: April 28–June 3, 2017
Where: Seventeen, 17 Kingsland Road, London, United Kingdom
Exhibition: “Garth Weiser”
When: April 21–June 17, 2017
Where: Simon Lee, 12 Berkeley Street, London, United Kingdom
Exhibition: “Philip Guston: Laughter in the Dark, Drawings from 1971 & 1975”
When: May 19–July 29, 2017
Where: Hauser & Wirth, 23 Savile Row, London, United Kingdom
Exhibition: “Colour in Contextual Play”
When: May 19–July 28, 2017
Where: Mazzoleni, 27 Albemarle Street, London, United Kingdom
Exhibition: “Open Letter: The Family Drama Refunctioned? (From the Point of View of Production)”
When: March 17–May 20, 2017
Where: David Zwirner, 24 Grafton Street, London, United Kingdom
Exhibition: “Shifting Landscapes”
When: April 28, 2017–June 23, 2017
Where: Sophia Contemporary Gallery, 11 Grosvenor Street, London, United Kingom
Exhibition: “Florian Eymann: Psyche-Soma”
When: May 12–June 3, 2017
Where: Lawrence Alkin Gallery, 42 New Compton Street, London, United Kingdom
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