|Large Two Forms|
To Aug 18: www.gagosian.com
|Mustapha Hulusi: 'Abstract Roses'|
|Untitled 22, 11:30 AM – 4:30 PM, July 14, 2012|
|Stefan Brüggemann: Untitled (Joke & Definition Painting)|
Misrepresentation Mistake and Non – Disclosure @ the Rove space, 33-34 Hoxton Square – Hoxton
To 4 Aug,then by appointment to 11 Aug: http://www.modernart.net
|Ayan Farah: The Magic Hour|
To 9 Sept: www.rocketgallery.com
Rocket is one of the few small galleries to run right through August - maybe on account of the furniture side of the business - and I’m pleased to see Dutch painter Ditty Ketting’s group show appearance last December followed up by a solo presentation. Her peculiarly complex yet comprehensible hand-painted takes on the geometric tradition continue to evolve: the new direction here is towards fewer verticals and less use of black and white as a regulator of her rhythms. ‘Untitled 371’ is the first to feature only coloured verticals. That, I would think, carries a higher tariff in Olympic diving terms – but Ketting enters without a splash.
|Talia Chetrit: Studio Through Legs|
|Mark Wallinger: Diana|
Metamorphosis – Titian 2012 @ the National Gallery
To 23 Sept: www.nationalgallery.co.uk
I recommend hot-footing it down to the National Gallery to not-quite-see a real naked woman through three peeping opportunities in Mark Wallinger’s daringly original version of Titian meets Duchamp meets Princess Di, which did make me more fully inhabit the nearby experience of Actaeon. One of the views is through the back of a two-way mirror in which the facial intimacy is startling as the Diana of the time makes up. Not only that, but you also get Chris Ofili’s lush Trinidadian counterpoints, Conrad Shawcross’s robot contraption, stage sets and poetry recitals. Oh yes, and three of the greatest Titians, brought together in a conclusive starting point for those riffs.