September/ October

UNITY IN VARIETY at Shapero Modern

A group exhibition featuring : Amir Chodorov, Tony Fandino, Lalage Florio, Akshita Ghandi, Howard Harris, Carine Hayoz, Maya Mekira, Mora, Mauricio Rozo, Charles Sucsan, Anna Wouters, Michael Yamaoka, Huiping Yang and Fujie Yoshimoto.

28 September - 3 October

Shapero Modern, 32 St George St, Mayfair London W1S 2EA

Recommended by Crudgie

Alvaro Barrington at Sadie Coles Gallery

Until 26 October

Alvaro Barrington, fragment

Crudgie also recommends a visit to Velorose

He sais: "I've got no more info except this is the curated exhibition of the artist/ man who now does not have a permanent home so this collection is being donated to various friends who he will stay with from time to time".

Nancy Cadogan with daughter and What I Dream About All The Time 2019 oil on canvas

Women Have the Power to Dream exhibition otherwise called MIND ZERO

Attractive and cordial NANCY CADOGAN with MIND ZERO exhibition at Saatchi Gallery, subground level.

The Saatchi Gallery at this timespace point is the most dinamyc and relevant gallery in London town.

Untill 22 September

Reading the Landscape - Norman Ackroyd - Eames Fine Art Gallery.

The exhibition features a selection of works from many of Norman's favourite landscapes which he has returned to recently to recapture with new etchings and watercolours. The show combines works from as early as 1973 as well as many recent works exhibited for the first time. All the works are for sale, but many are very rare with only one or two prints from the edition remaining.(Gallery's press reliese)

Until 29 September

Joanna Rajkowska, The Hatchling, 2019 Mixed media, L'étrangère

Frieze Sculpture - Regent's Park

A wonderful combination of art and fresh air until 6th of October

Timothy Taylor Presents

LAAF's favourite Pierre Soulages 💕  together with Simon Hantaï and Anton Tàpies.

Until 19 October - check gallery's opening times.

V&A · FOOD: Bigger than the Plate

A BIG. A MASSIVE food exhibition is now on display at the V&A. It covers all the food chain in many ways and from many angles. Go on a full stomach and with at least three free hours at hand. Hipper curious.

Until 20 October

V&A · FOOD: Bigger than the Plate

The Crown, Carl-Martin Sandvold

The Portrait Award

At the National Portrait Gallery  Until 20 October


And many others at the ROYAL British SOCIETY OF SCULPTORS Summer show

Until 21 September 

By Antony Buonomo

After looking closely at each painting in this small but extremely beautiful exhibition, I had two burning questions. To be completely fair, one of the questions was mine, and the other was from my companion P.

"Who earns a halo?" This one was mine.

P and I had noticed that some of the figures in the paintings had halos, and some didn't, and we couldn't find the formula. All right, for some of the figures it's obvious. Jesus not only gets a halo around His head, but also around His whole body, and rendered in the most magnificently delicate strands of gold. Virgin Mary, beautiful halo. The Archangel Michael, triumphing over the devil - another beautiful golden halo, on a beautiful golden background. And wearing a golden suit of armour. Bermejo liked gold, and he used it very very well.

But the devout St Francis (I'm pretty sure I was told it's St Francis) in the triptych of the Virgin of Monsarrat, is left bare-headed. And so are a couple of other important figures, including St Julian who was unknown to me until this moment.

We tried to ask the enthusiastic expert on hand, but she gave quite a vague answer, and before she could elaborate, a woman in a red hat took the conversation away from us.

Okay. We tried with our next question. “Why does the lion have a human face?”

We were talking about the lion in the Pietà of Canon Luis Desplá. The expert suggested that the artist had never seen a real lion, and therefore was working from someone else's illustration. A photocopy of a photocopy of a photocopy, if you will. Only in lustrous oil, not cheap paper and toner. P and I were unconvinced, but the Woman in the Red Hat suggested that the lion is the attribute of St Jerome (on the left of the painting) and it is often portrayed as semi-human. That may be true, but needs more research.

Putting aside our questions. This is a small show that hides almost infinite jewels. A devil with his head in his hands, looking on, bored, as Jesus leads the chosen from Limbo, not even interested in the woman who is trying to pull out her own tongue. The meticulously painted plants, flowers and insects. The exquisite, semi-transparent cloth around Jesus, embroidered with magnificent gold thread. The terrified soldier, curled in fear, as Jesus rises from the dead. There was more, much more.

Until 29 September 

Admission free