Tabish Khan the @LondonArtCritic picks five exhibitions to see outdoors this month in London, in line with stay at home order lifting. Each one comes with a concise review to help you decide whether it’s for you. Readers should also check out last week’s top 5 art documentaries.
Hundreds and Thousands by Liz West @ The Tide, Greenwich Peninsula
The sunlight and the light reflecting off the Thames will be given a colourful spin as it shines through this eye catching installation by artist Liz West that wraps around 700 metres of the glass balustrades of this walkway. I am very much looking forward to visiting this one.
Camille Walala @ Leyton High Street & Captivated by Colour: Canary Wharf
Last year designer Camille Walala brought her trademark geometric makeovers to East London in two locations, covering the facades of buildings and enlivening Leyton High Street and transforming the Adams Plaza Bridge in Canary Wharf into the perfect location for everyone’s new profile photo.
Wander Art Trail @ Mayfair & Belgravia, various locations
Scattered throughout the heart of London are works that brighten up the area including colourful houses by Richard Woods, redesigned planters by Kinska and furry creatures hanging from a portico by Fernando Laposse.
Thomas J. Price: Reaching Out @ The Line London
The newest addition to this East London sculpture trail is Thomas J Price’s sculpture of a black everywoman staring at her phone, reflecting on how isolated many of us feel in today’s world. Standing nine feet tall the work may be seen as a sister piece to his similar work of a black man near Old Street roundabout.
KCAW presents High Street Windows
With high street stores closing during lockdown Kensington and Chelsea Art Week commissioned artists to bedeck their windows with fantastic artworks including the trademark pink bear of LUAP and the abstract geometric designs of Fiona Grady. A perfect way to make shops attractive both for when we can’t and can go into them.
Liz West photo by Charles Emerson. Camille Walala photo by Tim Crocker. Wander Art Trail photo Tabish Khan. Thomas J Price photo courtesy The Line London. KCAW photo courtesy KCAW London.