With fall gallery season about to heat up next week, we will be bringing you must-see exhibitions in London, New York and Los Angeles. We kick off our preview today with London, read below for six shows that should not be missed!
Bischoff Weiss’ upcoming exhibition includes numerous large-scale paintings by Maya Hewitt. In these paintings, Hewitt “creates an uncanny narrative in a Hunterian-esque museum with anatomical, pathological and zoological specimens” painted in realistic detail. She combines this realistic setting with fantasy by placing ghost-like creatures hovering over the figures. In this exhibition, Hewitt uses the scale and a mastery of her medium to create a sense of depth, allowing the viewer to enter into her fantasy world.
David Musgrave is known for his unique drawing technique and mastery of many different media, including sculpture and drawing. “His sculptural works frequently involve depictions of common materials, which are modified and transformed by making their methods of construction explicit.” They are transformed using trompe l’oeil to trick the viewer. His works on paper utilize various techniques such as scratching, folding, erasing and reverse drawing, to create what look like “artifacts.”
Christopher Orr’s newest exhibition comes in two parts. Part I will take place at the IBID Projects from August 25-September 28 while Part II will take place at Katrin Bellinger at Colnaghi from August 30-Spetmeber 26, 2012. Cleiking the Devil is a curated show consisting of works on paper by the artist. Orr is famous for his whimsical small-scale paintings that depict the natural sublime world. Orr draws inspiration from the old masters, classic children’s books and magazines from the 50’s.
Starting October 1oth, Lisson Gallery will show the latest work from critically acclaimed contemporary artist Anish Kapoor. Kapoor is famous for his colorful highly polished metal sculptures that he has been creating for close to 30 years. In his work, “Kapoor proposes a complex dialogue between extremes – the earthbound and the transcendental, the colorful and the austere, entropy and the sublime.” Kapoor’s work from the last year uses natural earthy materials such as mud and cement to create new forms, evocative of his unique aesthetic.
Paradise Row: Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin – To Photograph the Details of a Dark Horse in Low Light (September 13th – October 20th)
Paradise Row’s upcoming exhibition features photographic works from the duo Adam Broomberg & Oliver Shanarin. The exhibition title To Photograph the Details of a Dark Horse in Low Light references the inability of early Kodak film to “render dark skin.” Broomberg and Shanarin deal with these racial issues by using the outdated Kodak film to document the lives of the people of Gabon, a sovereign state on the west coast of Africa. “The exhibition centers around a series of these partly exposed, haphazardly cropped proto-images, originally printed as test strips.”
For the past year, Poppy Sebire Gallery has made a name for itself by creating innovative exhibitions in pop up galleries all around London. However, the upcoming exhibition of Paul Housley’s paintings and sculptures, London Sleeps, will be held in their new gallery space in Southwark. For the show, Housley has created a series of abstracted portraits and sculptures using his studio as inspiration.