Tabish Khan visits lots of London art exhibitions to bring you eight you should visit during the week. Each one comes with a concise review to help you decide whether it’s for you. There are a lot of closures in May so this edition and the next few weeks will be bumper editions:
1. Sony World Photography Awards @ Somerset House
This annual stalwart returns with another extensive collection of quite brilliant photographs. It may not be as consistently strong as last year but this is still an excellent exhibition worth seeing for all photography fans. Til 10 May.
2. Little People @ Curious Duke
Roy’s people takes his miniature sculptures in a different direction, with an added superhero twist – perfectly timed to coincide with the release of the new Avengers movie. For fans of his older work, there are plenty of his ‘classic’ style of photography. Til 9 May.
3. Michelle Stuart @ Parafin
Brilliant collages made up of photographs of space land art make for some calming and sweeping panoramas. Til 9 May.
4. Transcending Boundaries @ Lacey Contemporary
A collaboration with Aabru art brings 35 Nigerian artists to this gallery, providing everything from the abstract to politically charged landscapes. Til 11 May.
5. Anish Kapoor @ Lisson Gallery
Yes there are reflective works here but his new series of fleshy wall sculptures are excellent. Their texture and depth pull the viewer in so they can explore the detail. Til 9 May.
6. Elizabeth Gossling: Burn @ Tintype
Cameras and televisions dissolve in this photographic tribute to the ‘man who invented the screenshot’. Til 9 May.
7. The Fuse is Lit @ Black Rat Projects
A two person show but it’s the fun and surreal sculptures of Simon Shepherd that steal the show. Til 10 May.
8. Consumer @ Leontia gallery
A group show of street art inspired artists, in this pop up gallery. It’s the portraits by Carne Griffiths that are by far and away my favourites. Til 11 May.
- Anish Kapoor
- Black Rat Projects
- Carne Griffiths
- curious duke
- elizabeth gossling
- Lacey Contemporary
- leontia gallery
- Lisson Gallery
- michelle stuart
- nigerian art
- roy's people. little heroes
- Simon Shepherd
- Somerset House
- Sony World Photography Awards
- the fuse is lit
- transcending boudaries