Tabish Khan the @LondonArtCritic picks his Top 5 Art Exhibitions to see in Mayfair, all within walking distance of one another. Each one comes with a concise review to help you decide whether it’s for you. If you’re looking for more shows, check out last week’s top 5 where three remain open to visit.
Anne von Freyburg: Papillotage @ HOFA
Drawing inspiration from rococo painting and mashing them up with elements from comic books, alongside sequins and tassels, Anne von Freyburg creates eye-catching detailed textile works that successfully mix art historical and playful elements in these stunning pieces. Until 14 February.
Jeffrey Gibson: Dreaming of How It’s Meant to Be @ Stephen Friedman Gallery
Entering this gallery involves being overwhelmed by waves of bright colours, but the works also tap into the artists Choctaw-Cherokee heritage as well as references to queer culture. Including paintings, sculpture and a punching bag it’s a feast for the eyes and the mind. Until 24 February.
Pauline Boty: A portrait @ Gazelli Art House
Pauline Boty was the co-founder of the British pop art movement, but her work was largely forgotten after her death at a young age of only 28 years old. Her work has started coming back into prominence and we can see why from these striking paintings, that are part of this show alongside her stained glass works and photographs of her taken by Michael Ward. It’s a great chance to see work by this pioneering artist. Until 24 February.
Andy Warhol: Beyond the Brand @ Halcyon Gallery
Bringing together his ad series that includes screen prints featuring familiar brands such as Chanel and Macintosh, as well as his myth series featuring Mickey Mouse among others – this exhibition mixes archival material with some of his standout pop art works, including an immersive Keith Haring room in the downstairs space. Until 7 April.
Nick Veasey: Forensic Beauty @ Bluerider
Using X-rays and some creative licence Nick Veasey brings a unique take to photography so we get X-ray views of a bartender at work or a man sat in a mini. If we all had Superman’s X-ray vision, I imagine this is what the world would look like. Until 17 February.
All images copyright artist and gallery. Pauline Boty photo: Denis Guzel.
The first published version of this article included an exhibition at Sarah Myerscough Gallery, though that exhibition had closed when this piece was published so has now been removed from the post.