Cocktail Atmospheres has opened at sketch in partnership with Matter of Stuff. Joining the inaugural Mayfair Design District at London Design Festival, the exhibition features works by thirteen international designers, including a new ethereal light installation by Sabina Belfiore Lucovich. A flight of specially designed cocktails imagined by sketch mixologists will complement the pieces on show, providing an immersive design experience in sketch’s newly restored Parlour room.
This autumn, Stephen Friedman Gallery will showcase two major international artists. During Frieze week, Brazilian artist Rivane Nuenschwander, recently the subject of exhibitions at the New Museum and the Whitechapel Galley, will present new work based around themes of childhood and memory. Opening in November, the unstoppable American artist Kehinde Wiley opens an exhibition that will see the artist moving in an exciting new direction with paintings addressing migration. Wiley has recently been exhibited at the Petit Palais and Brooklyn Museum.
The legendary Glade bar and restaurant at sketch in Mayfair has re-opened to launch a new menu conceived by Master Chef Pierre Gagnaire and a new design iteration by founder Mourad Mazouz and artist Carolyn Quartermaine. The intimate 32 seat bar and restaurant offers an all day brunch, available seven days a week, complemented by a menu of cocktails created for sipping between dawn and dusk.
Led by Master Chef Pierre Gagnaire, Executive Chef Hervé Deville has created a menu to take guests through the day, featuring playful updates on the classics and all-day eggs. The drinks menu includes Bloody Mary’s; Cocktails (strong, sharp serves with South American soul); Spri (long drinks, inspired by The Glade’s ora); and Non Alcoholic, refreshing blends.
Designed by Mourad Mazouz in collaboration with artists Carolyn Quartermaine and Didier Mahieu, the quintessential spirit of The Glade has been sensitively restored to enhance the room’s decoupage forest. The space is framed by a newly installed carpet, created by visual artist and sculptor Alexandra Kehayoglou.
For her first exhibition at Thomas Dane Gallery, American photographer Catherine Opie will show new work from her ongoing series Portraits and Landscapes, never before shown in the UK. The exhibition will present new studio portraits and abstract landscapes in which Opie draws inspiration from old master European portraiture and historical landscape photography. The portraits feature British and London-based figures including David Hockney, Duro Olowu with Thelma Golden, Michelle Lammy, Gillian Wearing and Isaac Julien among others.
Catherine Opie is considered one of the leading photographers of her generation and one of the foremost documentarians of the American landscape. The exhibition’s private view will be on Monday 2 October, 6-8 pm and exhibition dates are 3 October – 18 November.
The menu for this culinary exploration of the Amazon blends the classic flavours of SUSHISAMBA’s cuisine with ingredients that are grown and harvested in the Peruvian rainforest by the Asháninka. The restaurant will continue their support of Amazonian culinary influences by offering all diners a sampling of Asháninka-influenced cuisine. The Asháninka will continue to supply SUSHISAMBA with the ingredients needed to create each dish and take advantage of the continued revenue stream to support their work.
Internationally renowned SUSHISAMBA will occupy Covent Garden’s famed Opera Terrace within the historic Market Building, creating their latest visionary London restaurant. The terrace is located at the top of a Grade II listed building and uniquely positioned with striking rooftop views across the Piazza. Slated to open autumn/winter 2017, the new SUSHISAMBA site will celebrate the brand’s unique blend of influences from Japan, Brazil and Peru with new and signature dishes.
This September, David Gill Gallery will stage Intuitive Gestures, an exhibition of new work by Fredrikson Stallard. It is their first dedicated show at the St James’s Gallery since 2016. Several significant new bodies of work will feature alongside pieces showing in the UK for the first time.
The title, Intuitive Gestures indicates how the artists’ work is a translation of physical human movement and subconscious thought, coming together with the reactive qualities of materials and processes through the precision of digital technology to record an energetic moment of making. It highlights the binary between the laboured process of over-considered form creation and the free moment where instinct and physical gestures are allowed precedence.
Each dinner is complimented with the Iconica Collection’s premium bottle, Havana Maximo Extra Anejo. Created by Rum Masters in Cuba, only 1000 bottles of Havana Maximo are produced per year, with a RRP of £1,390.
Solidary and Solitary will offer a new perspective on the critical contribution African American and African Diaspora artists have made to the evolution of visual art from 1940s through to the present moment. Curated by noted art historians Christopher Bedford and Katy Siegel, this will be the first large-scale public exhibition to bring together a vital lineage of visionary black artists. Commencing in the mid-twentieth century with Abstract Expressionist Norman Lewis, the show will trace a line through some of the most celebrated artists working today such Theaster Gates and Lorna Simpson, as well as Mark Bradford, who represented the USA at the Venice Biennale 2017.
The Solidary and Solitary tour is supported by Presentation Sponsor The Helis Foundation, a private Louisiana foundation committed to advancing access to the arts, and made possible with the support of The Pamela J Joyner and Alfred J Giuffrida Collection. A companion publication, Four Generations: The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection of Abstract Art, is published by Gregory R. Miller & Co., and edited by Courtney J. Martin (Brown University) featuring new research and writing from curators at some of the world’s leading institutions.
Scott & Co was delighted to launch London’s largest outdoor exhibition, featuring 24 leading international artists, which is open for the summer season in Regent’s Park for the first time in its history. (5 July – 8 October 2017)
For her first exhibition at Thomas Dane Gallery, American photographer Catherine Opie will show new work from her ongoing series Portraits and Landscapes, never before shown in the UK. The exhibition will present new studio portraits and abstract landscapes in which Opie draws inspiration from old master European portraiture and historical landscape photography. New portraits for the Thomas Dane exhibition include London sitters David Hockney, Gillian Wearing, Duro Olowu, and Isaac Julien amongst others.
Catherine Opie is considered one of the leading photographers of her generation and one of the foremost documentarians of the American landscape. Opie shot to prominence in the mid 1990s with a spectacular sequence of studio portraits of her close friends from within the west coast leather community: transvestites, female-to-male transsexuals, drag queens, body manipulators and others who pioneer the body as a site of sexual and aesthetic experimentation. Opie created a sequence of elegant, gorgeously coloured portraits which gave their subjects a regal dignity.
Paul McCarthy will hold his second solo exhibition at Kukje Gallery in September 2017 following his first exhibition, nine dwarves (the inaugural exhibition of Kukje Gallery’s K3 space) in 2012. Over the past 40 years, McCarthy’s prolific artistic practice has confronted the archetype of the “American Dream.” Using a diverse range of media, McCarthy’s work challenges the symbols of idealized popular culture, skewering the banal idioms and the desires promoted by Hollywood and Disney. Using both humour and satire, the artist continues to highlight the power of consumerism and critique the media’s influence on American society.
Highlights at Art Basel this year include two London-based art galleries, Thomas Dane Gallery and Stephen Friedman Gallery and one from Korea, Kukje Gallery.
Kukje Gallery is exhibiting Citizen’s Forest (2016) by Park Chan-kyong in the Unlimited section of the fair. The video refers to the Sewol Ferry disaster and also Korean war. The booth of the gallery will be a celebration of Dansaekhwa artists including: Ha Chong-Hyun, Lee Ufan, Kwon Young-Woo, and Park Seo-Bo.
Stephen Friedman Gallery will have a specially curated stand that explores different perspectives of nature and the landscape by incredible international artists, including new works by Juan Araujo and Luiz Zerbini and Swedish artists Mamma Andersson and Andreas Eriksson. The booth will also present a solo presentation of new paintings by leading American artist Jim Hodges.
Thomas Dane Gallery’s booth focuses on female artists, such as Cecily Brown, Ella Kruglyanskaya, Marisa Merz, Amy Sillman, Lynda Benglis, Barbara Kasten and Caragh Thuring. On show there are both new and historical works by these female artists who all have a deep understanding of art history and painting and this is very much reflected in their works. Some of these artists have never even been shown one next to the other.
Stephen Friedman Gallery’s summer shows opened yesterday evening, which explore radical approaches to painting over the last fifty years.
‘Painting on the Edge: A Historical Survey’ brings together works by eighteen renowned masters and lesser-known artists from around the world and explores the radical approaches taken to painting in the post-war period. The exhibition focuses on artists, such as Alberto Burri, Sergio Camargo, Marcos Grigorian, Harmony Hammond, Carol Rama, Günther Uecker, Jack Whitten, who veered away from the traditional methods of painting by knotting or completely removing the canvas, using shaped stretchers, and testing alternative materials.
In homage to the annual RHS flower show, sketch presents the second edition of the Mayfair Flower Show with Diptyque and Pommery. This year’s exhibition has transformed No.9 Conduit Street into an oasis of colour and scent, with immersive gardens by five of London’s leading florists.
To compliment the show, the legendary French perfume house Diptyque has paired the rich scents of the flora throughout the restaurant with its much-loved Cypres blend. For a fully immersive experience, sketch has created a cocktail inspired by Cypres; a fresh, green and woody serve, aptly named Pique-a-Pine. Award-winning milliner Piers Atkinson brings finishing touches with a line of bespoke floral headpieces, which are being modelled onsite by sketch ambassadors throughout the show.
The Mayfair Flower Show runs until the 29th May.