Art Exhibitions You're Not Allowed To Miss This September
Graffiti-like scrawls, canvases with semi-familiar faces, and tactile, bulbous sculptures in an array of bright colours – “Stitchingthecracks” (6 September – 6 October) at Kristin Hjellegjerde London, presents an investigation, reinterpretation and recontextualization of the meaning of the everyday. While different in approach, the works of Richie Culver, Lauren Dicioccio and Pedro Matos share an investigation of abstraction, colourways and humanness, as we navigate our way through a messy world.
Paula Rego: From Mind to Hand. Drawings from 1980 to 2001
Opening 12th September | Marlborough
The exhibition spans the last three decades and comprises approximately fifty to sixty pieces, giving rare insight into her draughtsmanship and inventiveness. It is when she is drawing that her imagination comes into play and the stories unravel.
Renzo Piano: The Art of Making Buildings
Opening 15th September | Royal Academy of Arts
From The Shard in London to the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the buildings of Renzo Piano have enriched cities across the globe. We reveal the vision and invention behind his pioneering work, showing how architecture can touch the human spirit.
Hugh Mendes: Autorretrato
Opening 14th September | Charlie Smith London
Mendes is recognised for finely rendered obituary paintings that operate simultaneously as portrait and still life. This obsessive project, ongoing now for over ten years, evolved originally from making still life paintings of newspaper cuttings. Considering still life’s metaphorical function within the history of Western art from 16th-century Netherlandish painting onwards, adopting the obituary as a singular subject enabled Mendes to embrace and affirm the inherent meaning of memento mori: remember death.
Daniel Richter: I Should Have Known Better
pening 5th September | Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac
An exhibition of new work by the German artist Daniel Richter, who has shaped painting in Germany since the fall of the Berlin wall. I Should Have Known Better is Richter’s first solo exhibition in London following the major mid-career retrospective which opened at the Louisiana Museum, Humlebæk, Denmark, in 2016, and travelled to the 21er Haus in Vienna and the Camden Arts Centre, London in 2017.
Conrad Shawcross: After the Explosion, Before the Collapse
Opening 13th September | Victoria Miro Gallery
An exhibition of new works by Conrad Shawcross features new Fracture sculptures and two new mechanical works, in addition to a sequence of unique photographic prints created by firing a laser through a series of faults in fragments of glass. United by an aesthetic akin to that of scientific models, the abstract works on view continue to deal with notions of time, entropy and disappearance.