Sam Lock: Now/here

Sam Lock: Now/here

Cadogan Contemporary is delighted to present Now/here, a solo exhibition featuring new work by the acclaimed British artist Sam Lock.

A key inspiration for Lock is the written word, in particular the work of the dramatists Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter. As the latter famously said, ‘Underneath what is said, something else is being said,’ and the ideas invoked in that observation – notions of double meanings, loss, discovery and the overlapping of past and present – are key to understanding Lock’s entire oeuvre; in essence, each work is a mediation on the ambiguities of life revealed through abstraction.

THE ISMAILI CENTRE PRESENTS A NEW EXHIBITION BY THE SYRIAN-ARMENIAN ARTIST KEVORK MOURAD

THE ISMAILI CENTRE PRESENTS A NEW EXHIBITION BY THE SYRIAN-ARMENIAN ARTIST KEVORK MOURAD

The Ismaili Centre, in partnership with the Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, is delighted to announce Seeing Through Babel, a solo exhibition by the Syrian-Armenian artist Kevork Mourad.

In the Old Testament story of Babel, mankind is punished for attempting to construct a tower to heaven, an act of hubris that led God to create multiple languages so as to prevent such collusions happening again. For this exhibition, Mourad explores the story of Babel, using visual imagery as a means to connect people across the language divide.

Donald Sultan: Dark Objects, Works 1977-2019

Donald Sultan: Dark Objects, Works 1977-2019

The acclaimed American figurative painter Donald Sultan is to receive his first U.K retrospective at Huxley-Parlour Gallery, London, opening June 5, 2019.

Arranged over two floors, the exhibition is comprised of 17 works produced between 1977 and 2019 and features three canvasses from his seminal Disaster Paintings series. Sultan has not shown in London in 10 years, so this exhibition is timely, providing an opportunity to re-evaluate his work and position him within the canon of post-war Contemporary Art.

Noj Barker: BLINK

Noj Barker: BLINK

Albany Arts Communications is delighted to announce BLINK, an exhibition of new and old works by the British artist Noj Barker.

In the same way Giorgio Morandi (1890 - 1964) painted different arrangements of the same set of vases, bowls and pots, Barker paints dots. Into these he incorporates smaller dots, creating intense, intricately configured compositions. The resulting works, which are all rendered in acrylic, can be austere or flamboyant, singular monochromes or psychedelic, trippy whirligigs of colour.

Johnnie Cooper: throe on throe

A major survey of work by the acclaimed British artist Johnnie Cooper will take place at Saatchi Gallery, London, opening 19 April 2019. Entitled throe on throe, the exhibition comes at a time of heightened interest in the artist. In 2018, as part of its initiative to re-evaluate key twentieth and twenty-first-century artists, art publisher Black Dog Press produced a monograph documenting Cooper’s 50-year career; and this eagerly-awaited presentation – his first in London in three decades – will be complemented by further shows in the U.K. and America.

Josef Fischnaller: Prächtig

Cadogan Contemporary is delighted to present an exhibition of new works by the Austrian artist Josef Fischnaller. Fischnaller’s artfully constructed photographs are inspired by the compositional styles of Old Master and Renaissance painters; to these, he incorporates modern clothes, products and affectations, such as playmobil models and body piercings, to give them a wry, contemporary twist.

Ilana Manolson: Chance Encounters

Cadogan Contemporary is delighted to present Chance Encounters, an exhibition of recent and new works by the acclaimed Canadian American painter Ilana Manolson. Her first London presentation, the show is comprised of more than 20 acrylic paintings executed between the years 2018 and 2019, in which the artist moves between representation and abstraction to capture the essence of nature.