Art Happenings | October'17
Here are four must-see exhibitions in London next month
Philip Colbert | New Paintings
3 October - 16 October 2017
Saatchi Gallery, King’s Road, London SW3 4RY
Saatchi Gallery reveals Philip Colbert’s pop-punk journey in a colourful exhibition. Featuring eight large-scale paintings addressing history and present-day society with no restrictions. It will give life to figures such as William Shakespeare, David Hockney’s swimming pool, and Lichtenstein’s hot dog, against a backdrop of todays mass culture like cornflakes, emojis and Tesco signs. Calling all those to be educated about the role of social media and the debates surrounding political and global issues.
Dan Colen | Sweet Liberty
4 October 2017 – 21 January 2018
Newport Street Gallery, Newport Street, London SE11 6AJ
Hidden away in Vauxhall, Newport Street Gallery welcomes American artist Dan Colen with his latest exhibition ‘Sweet Liberty.’ Showcasing a wide range of his work from the last fifteen years and some of the newest editions including four large-scale installations. This exhibition is an experience presenting art in different circumstances. Selected artwork include Colen’s earliest work ‘ Me, Jesus and the Children‘ (2001-2003) and two of his long running series ‘Gum’ and ‘Trash.’
Jake & Dinos Chapman | The Disasters of Everyday Life
4 October - 11 November 2017
Blain Southern, 4 Hanover Square, London W1S1BP
The Chapman brothers Jake and Dinos will showcase their first solo exhibition at Blain Southern this October. Recognised for their smart witted remakes of other artist’s work, they aim to alter our opinions. A series of reworked prints by Francisco Goya will show the disasters and catastrophe we face in our everyday world. You can expect to see gargoyle soldiers and sparkly slaughter.
David Fawcett | Observations of a London Commuter
20 October – 2 November 2017
D-contemporary, 23 Grafton Street, London W1S4EY
British contemporary artist David Fawcett's latest work presents an exhibition every Londoner can relate to. A collection of artwork focusing on his working life in London, taking inspiration from his journey on public transport en-route to work. ’ Mostly drawing images from memory, this exhibition concentrates more on telling an amusing story with each title. There are ‘Two passengers listening to Status Quo’ and on another platform there is a man and ‘The Defenceless baguette.'
Words by ROSA DERE