RouteFrom Bethnal Green, to Central London, all the way Peckham, this route takes you across the city ending with a cocktail with a view at Frank's Cafe. [Read my full route description below]
From Bethnal Green, to Central London, all the way Peckham, this route takes you across the city ending with a cocktail with a view at Frank's Cafe.
I am a big fan of the programme at Maureen Paley, a gallery nestled amongst several others in a corner of Bethnal Green in East London. For LGW, there is a show by Reverend Joyce McDonald at Maureen Paley: Studio M on view, which I'm very excited to see. Relatively close by is Union Pacific, which I've been tuned into since it was established almost ten years ago; the forthcoming Nour Jaouda exhibition is the first show by the artist since the gallery announced representation a couple of months ago and I'm really looking forward to seeing her recent body of work.
In Central London, I will make a beeline for Vardaxoglou Gallery - it is a young space but the programme is impressively mature. Their exhibition by Niamh O'Malley is a milestone in the artist's career – being her first London solo show, a surprise considering she represented Ireland in the Venice Biennale last year!
Both Florence Peake, showing at Richard Saltoun, and Jane Dickson at Alison Jacques, are firm favourites of mine, and I am intrigued by Robin Meganitty's solo show at WORKPLACE, of new works exploring the French concept of L’appel du vide.
In South London I anticipate Larry Achiampong's show at Copperfield to be hugely popular and definitely not one to miss, and I will end the day at Hannah Barry Gallery where the brilliant young artist George Rouy will be debuting a new series of large scale paintings. To round off, I'll pop up to the Bold Tendencies rooftop to watch the sunset with a cocktail from Frank's cafe, surrounded by sculptural works by the likes of Abbas Zahedi and Jenny Holzer, and admiring the best view in the city!