SHOWS TO SEE: Up Now in London
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A Romance of Many Dimensions at the Sid Motion Gallery to 22 Sept
Matthew Barnes, Hannah Hughes and Abigail Hunt make for an interesting group show in which a painter, sculptor and photographer by training all converge on means of collage. Matthew Barnes presents his photographs in effective sculptural ways: 'Palace Walls' 2016 sets an image of security fencing on such fencing to suggest that a royal residence has become not merely an empty facade, but just the facade of protection.
|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.