The Opinion Makers @ Enclave 1, 50 Resolution Way – Deptford
The Enclave run of galleries – just 6 minutes from London Bridge - has a fine set of shows, notably Nadege Meriau’s attempt to save the world with mushrooms (Anarch); Stefan Hoerlein’s infra-red sex in a Dusseldorf park (news of the world) and Lubomirov-Easton’s pairing of artist-curators with an artist of their choice, which makes for a highly cohesive show with such as Gordon Cheung (campfire sticks out of the Financial Times) choosing his very estimable assistant Sayshun Jay (an exacting four screen video animation in a wooden structure); Richard Ducker with the late Charles Mason; a walk-through Frances Richardson; and a peer-into Matt Hale which ruptures the painting's surface in a new way while also seeming to set it in a functional context.
Helen Maurer uses light, glass, mirror and shadow to transform mundanity into a beauty which persists beyond our solving its quotidian origins. For her latest show in Danielle Arnaud’s elegant domestic space, she pares back her language somewhat by restricting the colour in the downstairs projections, and by showing just filmed results upstairs. Either way, the flashy deceptions of much surrealism are replaced by the gentler washes of a meditative underwater calm.
Notes on Neo-Camp @ Studio Voltaire, 1a Nelson's Row - Clapham Common
To 20 July: www.studiovoltaire.org
|Ella Kruglyanskaya: Reading Bather|
I'm normally careful not to quote press releases, which is fairly pointless when they're bound to be biased, and you can read them anyway. But that on Chris Sharp's Notes on Neo-Camp captures this fascinating conjunction of 13 artists exactly: 'their work shares a highly sensual and plastic sensibility, which alternates between coy understatement, as in the paintings and sculptures of Daniel Sinsel, and erotic bombast, as seen in the paintings of Ella Kruglyanskaya' (she's said her egg tempera women are ready to burst, existentially). 'This work is aware of the impossibility of a return to Victorian sublimation, and as such, wilfully indulges in a kind of sublimated desublimation'.
|Aliki Braine: Surface No. 2|
Wosene Worke Kosrof @ the Gallery of African Art, 9 Cork Street - Central
To 26 July: www.gafraart.com
|WordPlay XIV, 2011|
Jon Henderson: Excerpts @ Carl Kostyál, 12a Savile Row - Mayfair
To 16 July: www.kostyal.com
|Still from 'Cleanings', 2010|
To 27 July: www.hauserwirth.com
Broughton & Birnie: BERLIN The Forger’s Tale; The Quest for Fame and Fortune @ WW Gallery, 34/35 Hatton Garden - Farringdon
|Installation view - Regenerate Art Room|
Jutta Koether: The Double Session @ Campoli Presti, 223 Cambridge Heath Road – Bethnal Green
To 26 July: www.campolipresti.com
Images courtesy the relevant artists and galleries + Andy Keate (Roth)