SHOWS TO SEE: Up Now in London
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Paul Anthony Harford at Sadie Coles Davies Street to 10 Nov
APT + ONE at the APT Gallery, Deptford to 14 Oct
In which 41 artists from the Art in Perpetuity Trust studios each show alongside an invited artist, throwing up many compelling - and indeed, apt - conjunctions. As illustrated, studio holder David Webb's painting on a game board is paired with his guest Tom Hackney's 3D depiction of the moves in a chess game.
The chance to rearrange an interactive sculpture-come-non-competitive-game (as demonstrated by the artist herself above) epitomises this show of heavy issues presented lightly, as the parts can make up the plutonium atom and the colours are for 'danger'. Likewise a female Prometheus, the great physicist Lise Meitner, synchronised swimming and nuclear fission all feed in to various works...
|Hugh Mendes: Autorretrato at Charlie Smith to 13 Oct|
Martin Maloney: Field Workers at JGM Gallery to 26 Oct.
Hiding in Plain Sight at the Amar Gallery to Dec 13
Ethel Schwabacher's 'Warm Rain' 1959 appears in the Amar Gallery's impressive survey of 11 female abstract expressionists, with top works by the obvious Frankenthaler and de Kooning but also Grace Hartigan, Yvonne Thomas, Amaranth Ehrenhalt... Schwabacher, who was close to Arshile Gorky, is inspired by nature and psychological states - and 'Warm Rain' feels like a relief from traumas, of which she had a few.
Heather Phillipson: My Name is Lettie Eggsyrub at Gloucester Road underground station - throughout 2018.