LAF RECOMMENDS OCTOBER 2020: YOUR AUTUMN ART DIARY

Tristan Pigott, Flies Bump Against the Glass, 2018 Courtesy of Alice Black
Tristan Pigott, Flies Bump Against the Glass, 2018 Courtesy of Alice Black

As September comes to an end, October brings a new array of exhibitions for your autumn art diary. 

In this edition, discover a variety of exhibitions highlighting the diverse range of mediums artists employ when approaching contemporary concepts. 

To explore the medium of paint, find comfort with Alice Black as artist Tristan Pigott displays works responding to the world’s current anxieties. Be inspired by Kate Groobey’s latest series of works as they go beyond the medium of paint, exhibited at Sim Smith.

Solo exhibitions by Gerry Judah at Encounter Contemporary and Onur Hastürk at Anna Laudel Gallery present works which capture and display cultures through modern sculptural forms.

Followed by an arresting contemporary online photography exhibition from Waterhouse & Dodd. Alongside a memorable mixed media solo exhibition by Magda Stawarska-Beavan with Yamamoto Keiko Rochet. Discover both established and emerging makers with an outstanding multidisciplinary exhibition from London Craft Week. 

Tristan Pigott, Swallowing Caterpillars, 2020, Courtesy of Alice Black
Tristan Pigott, Swallowing Caterpillars, 2020, Courtesy of Alice Black

BEHIND TIRED EYES

New work created during the months of lockdown from Tristan Pigott capture the mood of a “lost generation”. Behind Tired Eyes draws on the anxieties and the emotions of uncertainty for young people struggling to find their place in the world at a time when life is becoming harder to navigate or predict. 

A physical exhibition “straddled between the real and virtual – a place we find ourselves increasingly stuck.“ – Tristan Pigott

Kate Groobey, Start Again (installation view, Sim Smith, London), 2020, Courtesy of Sim Smith

START AGAIN

Kate Groobey energetic paintings (in watercolour and oil) are brought to life in the form of music and performance with the artist’s latest series of works on paper, canvas and video.

Start Again goes beyond painting with the artist expanding the subject to costume, music and movement, and introducing her own body in a kind of ritualistic and erotic worship.

Gerry Judah, BENGAL, Portal, 2020, Courtesy of Encounter Contemporary
Gerry Judah, BENGAL, Portal, 2020, Courtesy of Encounter Contemporary

BENGAL : THE FOUR ELEMENTS

A solo exhibition with striking works from Gerry Judah, produced over nearly a decade, take you on a journey of both historical and artistic development. The works poetically engage with prescient issues of climate change in India, as well as exploring the artist’s own personal history. 

The exhibition is a touring show which started at Grizedale Forest and is currently on at Dalby Forest.

Onur Hastürk, Die Mythologie-Serie, Mythology Series, 2017, Courtesy of Anna Laudel Gallery

ASSIMILATION 

Onur Hastürk recognised for his combined style of Islamic painting and design placed within contemporary art exhibits this October at Anna Laudel Gallery, Germany.

The works on display create new conversations as Onur Hastürk pulls on artistic cultures of Islam and places them within the West, with references to modern artists such as, Henri Matisse and Andy Warhol.

Constance thalken, Eyes open slowly, 2013, Courtesy Waterhouse & Dodd (Details)
Constance thalken, Eyes open slowly, 2013, Courtesy Waterhouse & Dodd

TALES FROM THE LENS: NEW CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY

A virtual exhibition from Waterhouse & Dodd presents established photographers alongside a selection of vibrant, new visions in contemporary photography. The online showing is a collaboration of both new and traditional means of image-making. 

With meticulously crafted, photographed, and digitally stitched scenes by Kevin Vucic-Shepherd and Jean Francois Rauzier, to the mysterious, minimalist and tonal explorations of Kenan AktülünConstance ThalkenShadi Ghadirian and Jay Zukerkorn.

Magda Stawarska-Beavan, installation view, Courtesy of Yamamoto Keiko Rochaix, image Alexander Christie

SPACES AND MOMENTS

The debut solo show from artist Magda Stawarska-Beavan explores the space, shadows and traces which haunt a once-great industrial city, and how to fill the void.

With an ensemble of installations, comprising of projections onto paper structures, moving image, soundscape, traditionally-made screen prints and paintings on paper.

London Craft Week 300 Objects
Photo: Dan Weil, courtesy of London Craft Week

300 OBJECTS: AN INAUGURAL EXHIBITION FOR MODERN DAY PATRONS

A multidisciplinary exhibition showcasing emerging makers alongside established artists and craftspeople. Discover outstanding works from both British and international creatives with selections by guest curators, Martin Brudnizki, Alice Fisher, Yinka Ilori, Bianca Saunders, Charlotte Taylor, Russell Tovey, Kristen de le Vaillière, Kristen Joy Watts and Holly Wood.