Over the last thirty years, London Art Fair has given access to exceptional modern and contemporary art, as well as expert insight into the changing market. Presenting leading British and international galleries alongside curated spaces Art Projects and Photo50, the Fair invites collectors and visitors to discover works by renowned artists from the 20th Century to today. London Art Fair is an unmissable opening to the international art calendar.
The Manchester Contemporary is an unrivalled incubator of artistic talent. Using bold curatorial judgement, it offers works for sale from the most exciting, critically engaged, contemporary artists and galleries, many of whom then embark on the international art fair network.
‘35 & Counting’ celebrates the gallery’s 35 year legacy of supporting emerging artists.
The exhibition and auction features 29 artists who have worked with the gallery in their recent history: David Blandy, Adam Bridgland, David Burrows, Alison Carlier, Suki Chan, Gordon Cheung, Susan Collis, Nick Crowe & Ian Rawlinson, Simon Faithful, Jonny Hannah, Andy Harper, Malene Hartmann Rasmussen, Neal Layton, Delaine Le Bas, Jon Lockhart, Peter Lloyd, Tim Machin, Steve Moberly, Heather & Ivan Morison, Nils Norman, Harold Offeh, Roger Palmer, Jonathan Parsons, Ross Sinclair, The Caravan Gallery (Jan Williams & Chris Teasdale), Sadie Tierney, Charlie Tweed, Joella Wheatley, Tanya Wood.
Clerkenwell London celebrates art and design joining up with Joanna Bryant and Julian Page
Herrick Gallery | 93 Piccadilly, London W1J 7NQ
To celebrate its first year in Mayfair, the Herrick Gallery will be presenting a group exhibition of artists from the gallery’s past, present and future, including Alan Franklin, Kostas Synodis, Joella Wheatley, Elizabeth Hayley, Victoria Burge and Alexander Massouras in association with Joanna Bryant and Julian Page Projects.
Curators Joanna Bryant and Julian Page | Clerkenwell Green, London
A two-part group show of noteworthy artists who have 'emerged', have continued a rigorous line of enquiry and are managing to establish their practices in and around London despite the challenging economic conditions.
Complicity is an exhibition that highlights the relationship between the illusion and artifice in art. The exhibition looks at the complicity between audience and artist being integral to the game of viewing an artwork. Forging, faking, imitating and counterfeiting are all accepted as valid tools of the artistic process, used to create new ways of looking at the world; subverting space and place, objects, identity and image. Re-imagining or questioning our perceptions of reality in unexpected or subversive ways.
In the context of art and its reception, the viewer from the very outset plays an integral role in the complicit act of receiving an art objects’ artifice and illusion; suspending reality and disbelief at the constructed nature of art. Both artist and audience share a wilful desire to engage in holding the differences between art object and reality in mind simultaneously and knowingly acknowledge the game of complicity.
“Art is a lie that makes you realise the truth, at least the truth that is given to us to understand. The artist must know the manner whereby to convince others of the truthfulness of his lies.” Picasso
Frank Auerbach | Frank Bowling | Jeffery Camp | William Daniels | Jacqui Hallum | Sophie von Hellermann | Andrew Kerr | Katy Kirbach | Leon Kossoff | Henry Krokatsis | Bruce McLean | Christopher Le Brun | Lisa Milroy | Alessandro Raho | Hayley Tompkins | Phoebe Unwin | Joella Wheatley | Adrian Wiszniewski | John Wonnacott | Jessica Warboys| Gary Wragg
I Cheer a Dead Man’s Sweetheart*is both a celebration and an exploration of painting in Britain today, presenting the recent work of twenty-one living artists whose practices span six decades. Iconic figures such as Frank Auerbach and Leon Kossoff are presented next to other established, mid-career and emerging artists such as Gary Wragg, Phoebe Unwin andJoella Wheatley revealing intriguing, surprising connections, contrasts and underlying preoccupations.