London’s art scene is rocking right now with great shows opening at the Hayward Gallery and Royal Academy plus plenty of ‘underground’ independent commercial gallery shows. The collector elite may currently be in Los Angeles and soon to head to New York but there’s a new generation of art stars emerging right here in London and their work is being exhibited by both an ecosystem of independent galleries and, excitingly, the new breed of contemporary curatorial art platforms. The three shows below all feature exhibitors who are investigating new commercial ways of being able to present contemporary art from a curatorial perspective rather than a financial one; Collective Ending, VO Curations and our very own FAD bazaar are all worth keeping an eye on. Get a wiggle on as one show closes tomorrow, one opens tomorrow and one has just opened.
1 Collective Ending presents Lewis Brander and Sonya Derviz First Light
First Light is a two-person exhibition of paintings by Lewis Brander and Sonya Derviz, 2018 graduate students from Goldsmiths and the Slade School of Fine Art respectively. In the intervening years’ post-art school, Lewis and Sonya have diligently continued to pursue and advance their painting practices, with Lewis having relocated to Athens and since returned, and with both having stoically weathered the past two pandemic-plagued years. This exhibition, therefore, the first in the 2022 programme at Collective Ending HQ, presents recent paintings that reward the prolonged, in-person viewing of old.
Collective Ending presents Lewis Brander & Sonya Derviz ‘First Light’ Organised by Hector Campbell 19th February – 19th March Opening This Saturday 19th February, 5-10pm MORE
2 FAD bazaar & Gallery 46 presents Daniel David Freeman BIOMECH CHANGED MY LIFE
Set within two Georgian houses in Whitechapel’s Ashfield Street, Gallery 46 is the perfect location for Daniel David Freeman’s latest solo show BIOMECH CHANGED MY LIFE. As you enter through the unassuming front door, you are irrevocably plunged into the artist’s personal vision of a chaotic post-apocalyptic world filled with mutants, cyborgs, and the comedic debris of late-capitalism in collapse.
DDF BIOMECH CHANGED MY LFE Gallery 46 46 Ashfield Street Closing This Saturday 19th February 12- 6PM MORE
3 VO Curations present R.I.P. Germain – ‘Four Bedrooms With An En suite, A Garage & Garden In A Nice Neighbourhood’ Solo Exhibition
V.O Curations presents R.I.P. Germain latest solo exhibition ‘Four Bedrooms With An En suite, A Garage & Garden In A Nice Neighbourhood’, created during his recent residency with V.O and accompanied by an audio guide, Plot Armour, produced with artist Deborah-Joyce Holman. R.I.P. Germain ‘Four Bedrooms With An En suite, A Garage & Garden In A Nice Neighbourhood’ at VO Curations 56 Conduit Street- 24th March MORE.