Must-See Art Guide: London

This week's guide includes Agnes Martin, Sherrie Levine, and Ruud van Empel.

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William Tillyer
William Tillyer, Palmer IX, Clouds That Drop Fatness on The Earth (2012). Courtesy of Bernard Jacobson Gallery.
John L. Byrne
John L. Byrne, Skullduggery (Diptych) (2015). Courtesy of The Fine Art Society Contemporary.
Fiona Tan
Fiona Tan, "Inventory," installation view. Courtesy of Frith Street Gallery.
Francesco Clemente
Francesco Clemente, Emblems of Transformation 27 (2014). Courtesy of Blain|Southern.
Ruud van Empel, Theater #5 (2014). Courtesy of Beetles and Huxley.
Marianne Spurr
Marianne Spurr. Courtesy of Andor Gallery London.
Joseph Lacasse
Joseph Lacasse, Vérité (1973). Courtesy of Whitford Fine Art.
Sergio Camargo
Sergio Camargo, Untitled (1978). Courtesy of Lisson Gallery.
Shirazeh Houshiary
Shirazeh Houshiary, Sylph (2014). Courtesy of Lisson Gallery.
Olivia Stanton
Olivia Stanton, Back to Back. Courtesy of Jonathan Clark Fine Art.
Günther Förg
Günther Förg, Untitled (1987). Courtesy of White Cube.
R.B. Kitaj
R.B. Kitaj, The Man on the Ceiling (1989). Courtesy of Marlborough Fine Art Ltd.
Philip Guston
Philip Guston, Head and Bottle (1975). Courtesy of Timothy Taylor.
Jamil Naqsh
Jamil Naqsh, Returning to the Muse I (2015). Courtesy of Albemarle Gallery.
Donald Urquhart
Donald Urquhart, Murmurations of Eyes #1 (2014). Courtesy of Maureen Paley.
Jason Brooks
Jason Brooks, Origin II (2015). Courtesy of the artist and Marlborough Contemporary.
Elizabeth Corkery
Elizabeth Corkery. Courtesy of Beers London.
Sherrie Levine
Sherrie Levine, African Masks After Walker Evans: 1-24 (Image 4) (2014). Courtesy of Simon Lee.
Tatsuo Kawaguchi
Tatsuo Kawaguchi, Stone and Light (1989). Courtesy of Simon Lee.
Lee Ho-Ryon
Lee Ho-Ryon, Overlapping lmage 080903 (2009). Courtesy of Omer Tiroche Contemporary Art.
Katrín Sigurðardóttir
Katrín Sigurðardóttir, sketch of Supra Terram (detail). Courtesy of the artist and Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art.
Sonia Delaunay
Sonia Delaunay, Electric Prisms (1913). Davis Museum at Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA. Gift of Mr. Theodore Racoosin. ©Pracusa 2014083. Courtesy of the Tate Modern.
Eileen Cooper
Eileen Cooper, Swan (2013). Courtesy of Rook and Raven.
Sophia Vari
Sophia Vari, Trouble Essentiel 2 (2005). Courtesy of Contini Art UK.
Agnes Martin, Friendship (1963). The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY. Courtesy of the Tate Modern.
Agnes Martin, Friendship (1963). The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY. Courtesy of the Tate Modern.

This week, we’re heading across the pond, where the UK’s largest city is gearing up for Masterpiece London. In anticipation of this event, we are providing you with a list of must-see shows to jump-start your art itinerary. A few highlights from this month’s gallery exhibitions include photographs by Ruud van Empel at Beetles and Huxley, marking the artist’s debut in London. Or else check out Philip Guston, whose characteristically cartoonish works are on view at Timothy Taylor. A few galleries are doubling up on exhibitions, with Simon Lee presenting solo works by Sherrie Levine, as well as a series of sculptures and works on paper by Japanese artists affiliated with the Mono-ha (School of Things), including Koji Enokura, Noriyuki Haraguchi, Tatsuo Kawaguchi, and Noboru Takayama. At Lisson Gallery, solo shows by Brazilian sculptor Sergio Camargo and mixed-media artist Shirazeh Houshiary are on display. For museum-lovers, don’t miss Agnes Martin at the Tate Modern. This broad-ranging exhibition covers Martin’s early experiments with different media, and follows her development from biomorphic abstraction to her trademark grid and striped canvases. Also at the Tate Modern is the acclaimed “EY Exhibition,” by celebrated modern artist Sonia Delaunay.

From seasoned collectors to art novices, London’s cultural scene offers something for everyone.

Exhibition: William Tillyer – The Palmer Paintings, (Clouds that Drop Fatness on the Earth)
When: May 1–June 20, 2015 (last call)
Where: Bernard Jacobson Gallery, 28 Duke Street, St James’s, London, United Kingdom

Exhibition: John Byrne: A Matter of Life & Death
When: June 3–25, 2015
Where: The Fine Art Society Contemporary, 148 New Bond Street, London, United Kingdom

Exhibition: Fiona Tan: Inventory
When: May 1–June 26, 2015
Where: Frith Street Gallery, 17-18 Golden Square, London, W1F 9JJ, United Kingdom

Exhibition: Francesco Clemente: Emblems of Transformation
When: April 29–June 27, 2015
Where: Blain|Southern, 4 Hanover Square, London, United Kingdom

Exhibition: Ruud van Empel
When: June 2–27, 2015
Where: Beetles and Huxley, 3-5 Swallow Street, London, United Kingdom

Exhibition: Marianne Spurr: Today
When: June 13–27, 2015
Where: Andor Gallery London, 237 Hackney Road, London, United Kingdom

Exhibition: Joseph Lacasse: A Universe in the Universe
When: June 5–July 3, 2015
Where: Whitford Fine Art, 6 Duke Street, London, United Kingdom

Exhibition: Sergio Camargo: Mármore
When: May 22–July 4, 2015
Where: Lisson Gallery, 27 & 52 Bell Street, London, United Kingdom

Exhibition: Shirazeh Houshiary: Smell of First Snow
When: May 22–July 4, 2015
Where: Lisson Gallery, 27 & 52 Bell Street, London, United Kingdom

Exhibition: Olivia Stanton
When: June 24–July 4, 2015
Where: Jonathan Clark Fine Art, 18 Park Walk, London, United Kingdom

Exhibition: Günther Förg: Lead Paintings
When: June 3–July 11, 2015
Where: White Cube, 25-26 Mason’s Yard, London, United Kingdom

Exhibition: R.B. Kitaj: Survey Exhibition
When: June 10–July 11, 2015
Where: Marlborough Fine Art Ltd., 6 Albemarle Street, London, United Kingdom

Exhibition: Philip Guston
When: June 10–July 11, 2015
Where: Timothy Taylor, 15 Carlos Place, London, United Kingdom

Exhibition: Jamil Naqsh: The Muse, Messengers & Miniatures
When: June 11–July 11, 2015
Where: Albemarle Gallery, 49 Albemarle Street, London, United Kingdom

Exhibition: Donald Urquhart: 1978
When: June 9–July 12, 2015
Where: Maureen Paley, 21 Herald Street, London, United Kingdom

Exhibition: Jason Brooks: Origins
When: June 10–July 18, 2015
Where: Marlborough Contemporary, 6 Albemarle Street, London, United Kingdom

Exhibition: Elizabeth Corkery: Pictures of Pieces
When: June 5–July 25, 2015
Where: Beers London, 1 Baldwin Street, London, United Kingdom

Exhibition: Sherrie Levine: African Masks After Walker Evans
When: June 9–July 25, 2015
Where: Simon Lee, 12 Berkeley Street, London, United Kingdom

Exhibition: Five Decades – Sculpture and Works on Paper: Koji Enokura, Noriyuki Haraguchi, Tatsuo Kawaguchi, Noboru Takayama
When: June 9–July 25, 2015
Where: Simon Lee, 12 Berkeley Street, London, United Kingdom

Exhibition: Taste of Korea
When:
May 22–July 29, 2015
Where: 
Omer Tiroche Contemporary Art, 21 Conduit Street, London, United Kingdom

Exhibition: Katrín Sigurðardóttir: Supra Terram
When: June 12–August 8, 2015
Where: Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, 14 Wharf Road, London, United Kingdom

Exhibition: The EY Exhibition: Sonia Delaunay
When: April 15–August 9, 2015
Where: Tate Modern, Bankside, London, United Kingdom

Exhibition: She Came To Stay
When: June 25–August 22, 2015
Where: Rook and Raven, 7 Rathbone Place, London, United Kingdom

Exhibition: Sophia Vari: Le Desir de la Forme
When: June 12–August 30, 2015
Where: Contini Art UK, 105 New Bond Street, London, United Kingdom

Exhibition: Agnes Martin
When: June 3–October 11, 2015
Where: Tate Modern, Bankside, London, United Kingdom


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