London Gallery Weekend 2023 at Cork Street
Cork Street Galleries takes great pleasure in announcing its forthcoming programme of exhibitions and events for London Gallery Weekend 2023, the annual event where over 150 of London’s leading contemporary galleries city-wide come together in showing and celebrating art.
The street’s permanent roster of galleries – including No.9 Cork Street, Alon Zakaim Fine Art, Flowers Gallery, Goodman Gallery, The Mayor Gallery, Messums London, Nahmad Projects, Pilar Corrias, The Redfern Gallery, Stephen Friedman and Waddington Custot – together present fourteen exciting exhibitions over 2 – 4 June.
Frieze No.9 Cork Street (9 Cork Street) presents a summer programme that welcomes a series of participating galleries from across the globe including One and J. Gallery (Seoul), Ross-Sutton Gallery (New York), and Vadehra Gallery (New Delhi).
One and J. Gallery is pleased to present the group exhibition Acquainted with the Night featuring three Korean artists – Dongwook Suh, Ahnnlee Lee, and Yoonhee Choi – at Frieze No.9 Cork Street. It presents various artistic practices through portraits, abstract paintings, installations, and poems that have been created by experiencing the night, and are metaphorical to darkness, solitude, and emptiness as a fate of humans.
Ross-Sutton Gallery presents Solid to Gas, an exhibition featuring eleven auspicious works by artist Khari Turner in his first London solo show. Turner’s paintings and drawings combine abstraction with realistic renderings of Black noses and lips to investigate the spiritual and physical record to his ancestor’s relationships with water.
Vadehra Art Gallery presents a solo exhibition by celebrated post-modernist Arpita Singh titled Meeting, featuring a curated body of canvases, watercolours and drawings. Singh’s works assume new dimension as cartographical autobiographies, accenting imagined characters and landscapes with the flourish of expressionist emotion.
The exhibitions run from 2 June – 17 June 2023.
Alon Zakaim Fine Art (27 Cork Street) presents Viewer/Voyeur: The Female Form in Modern Art 1890 – Present, an exhibition that critically examines the presentation of the female figure in modern art, and the positioning of the audience by the artist. Featuring works by Marc Chagall, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and magnificent sculptures by Baltasar Lobo, Edgar Degas and Auguste Rodin, we celebrate these extraordinary depictions of women while also contemplating our own relationship with each work.
The exhibition continues until 30 June 2023.
Flowers Gallery (21 Cork Street) an exhibition of works by Scottish painter Peter Howson to coincide with his major retrospective at Edinburgh City Art Centre, When the Apple Ripens: Peter Howson at 65.
Considered one of his generation’s leading figurative painters, Howson was a focal member of a group of young artists to emerge from Glasgow School of Art in the 1980s, dubbed the ‘New Glasgow Boys’. The presentation of works at Flowers Gallery brings together a selection of striking large-scale paintings from the 1980s to the present day.
The exhibition runs from 1 June – 8 July 2023.
Goodman Gallery (26 Cork Street) presents One that includes myth, a group exhibition about alternative storytelling practices expressed through meditative approaches to materiality. The exhibition features work by twelve contemporary artists from around the world with a focus on the global South. It draws inspiration from a statement made by novelist Alice Walker in 1983, positing that “a crazy quilt story is one that can jump back and forth in time and work on many different levels, and one that can include myth”.
The exhibition runs from 2 June – 28 June 2023.
Holtermann Fine Art (30 Cork Street) presents an exhibition of work by leading British sculptor David Annesley for the start of its summer programme, entitled Abstraction and Aeriality.
The exhibition runs from 2 June – 22 July 2023.
The Mayor Gallery (21 Cork Street) presents Julian Stańczak:
Beyond the Mirror for the start of its summer programme. A leading artist of Op Art, Julian Stańczak (b. 1928 Borownica, Poland – d. 2017 Ohio, United States) created from the 1960s a dynamic and joyous oeuvre. The term Op Art itself was coined by Time magazine after his first major show, Julian Stańczak: Optical Paintings, held at the Martha Jackson Gallery in New York in 1964 where his paintings, full of colour and optimism, gave nothing of his traumatic childhood.
The exhibition runs from 6 June – 21 July 2023.
Messums London (28 Cork Street) presents In the Wings, an exhibition of rising star in the new British Landscape movement Tyga Helme, whose work embodies an awakening to the importance of the ground beneath our feet by shifting our perspective in a literal sense on the view we take to the landscape and harnessing the power of colour as language.
The exhibition runs from 31 May – 30 June 2023.
Nahmad Projects (2 Cork Street) presents Raghav Babbar: New Paintings for June 2023. The exhibition will present the artist’s most recent body of work, which focuses on intimate portraits and large-scale film-still compositions.
Raghav Babbar (b. 1997, Rohtak, India) is a young figurative artist who seamlessly weaves his Indian heritage with techniques reminiscent of mid-20th century British art, and presents an intensely personal and evocative body of work. Through his skilled and patient application of oil paint, Babbar creates captivating textures and compositions. His paintings are a testament to his meticulous layering, a process that requires both time and an unwavering dedication to building up each stroke with a rich and vibrant palette.
The exhibition runs from 2 June – 31 July 2023.
Pilar Corrias (2 Savile Row) presents a series of new paintings by Sabine Moritz across both gallery spaces. ‘Under the Skin’ and ‘Heart of Drought’ focus on the juxtaposition of the external and internal world, setting the works within a larger continuum of an ever-immediate present.
The artist’s exploration of the dynamics of memory – how it is constituted, and the ways in which it is subjected to continuous processes of deformation and reformation – is a recurring and prominent concern. Playing with repetition and difference on the canvas, Moritz confronts the viewer with uncertainty, questioning whether memory can ever be an unmediated representation of the past.
The exhibition continues until 17 June 2023.
The Redfern Gallery (26 Cork Street) has announced an upcoming exhibition of works by Mark Lancaster (1938 – 2021), chosen and curated by Ian Massey. Active for three decades from the early 1960s onwards, Lancaster worked most often in series, each group of paintings informed, conceptually and stylistically, by those that preceded them. Over the years, his work gradually changed, from the highly controlled hard-edged abstraction of his earliest work as a professional artist, to gestural paintings in which there is a constant negotiation between the abstract and the figurative.
This first posthumous exhibition – also the first solo show of Lancaster’s work in London for over thirty years – includes work from each of the major series of the artist’s work. It reveals him as a significant painter of great intelligence and sensitivity.
The exhibition continues until 8 June 2023.
Stephen Friedman Gallery (25 – 28 Old Burlington Street) presents Sasha Gordon: The Flesh Disappears, But Continues To Ache, the American artist’s first solo exhibition in Europe. Gordon paints surreal, anthropomorphic versions of herself in hyper-realistic detail. The artist uses these doppelgängers to explore the complexity of her identity as a young, queer, Asian-American woman. Her practice recalls the erotic, highly charged paintings of Paul Cadmus and his documentation of gay life in early 20th-century New York. Gordon’s work also resonates with Caroline Coon’s crisp-edged paintings and Amanda Ba’s unsettling figuration.
Concurrently, Stephen Friedman Gallery will present South Korean artist Yooyun Yang’s first solo exhibition in Europe, entitled Yooyun Yang: Passing Time. Yang’s atmospheric and enigmatic paintings are cloaked in darkness and explore the emotional states of people; with scenes conveying existential thoughts and feelings of solitude. Yang frequently conceals faces and subtly captures intimate moments. By using shadow and composition to create distance between the viewer and the subject, the artist articulates a sense of isolation in what she describes as this ‘age of anxiety’.
The exhibitions run from 1 June – 22 July 2023.
Waddington Custot (11-12 Cork Street) presents the second instalment of its retrospective of Photorealist paintings in 50 years and only the third major UK survey of the movement, titled Picture This: Photorealism 1966 – 1985, pt. 2. Selected from the largest and most important collection of Photorealist art in the world, these paintings represent the pinnacle of the movement by its main protagonists.
The exhibition continues until 24 June 2023.