Galleries - February 2011

49. GALLERIES FEBRUARY 11 Erik van Lieshout creates hilarious, politically biting video installations. t 0871 663 2500, tickets0871 663 2519 h IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM LambethRoad, SE1 6HZ Night Visions. Until March. Artists portray the surreal beauty emerging from the darkness of WW2 Britain. The Lord Ashcroft Gallery: Extraordinary Heroes. Permanent gallery housing the world’s largest collection of Victoria Crosses, plus objects, artwork, film and photography. Baghdad, 5 March 2007: a Project with Jeremy Deller. Breakthrough: Selection from IWM’s British Art Collection – Nash, Nevinson, Piper, Woodrow, etc. Admn free. Open daily 10–6 t 020 7416 5320 i LLEWELLYN ALEXANDER GALLERY 124–126 The Cut, Waterloo, SE1 8LN (opposite The Old Vic Theatre) London Seen – Nine Man Show. Jan 10–Feb 10. Familiar and not so familiar scenes of London by well-established artists Dianne Branscombe, Roy Connelly, Lisa Graa Jensen, Mark Harrison, Terry McKivragan, Liam O’Farrell, Nancy Petley-Jones, Nadia Tsakova and Robert E. Wells. Jenny Wheatley NEAC RWS. Feb 14–Mar 8. Cornwall and the South of France painted with a riot of intense colour. Mon–Sat 10–7.30 inclusive t 020 7620 1322/24 f 020 7928 9469 j LONDON GLASSBLOWING STUDIO & GALLERY 62-66 Bermondsey Street, SE1 3UD Watch Peter Layton and some of Britain’s other top glassblowers at work and be smitten by the glass art in ‘Reflections of Love’ (Jan 31–Feb 14) – a selling exhibition for Valentine’s Day. Animator Philip Vallentin’s adorable little glass animals will be appearing at ‘EKLEKtickle 2’ (Feb 22–Mar 5). Mon–Sat 10–6 tube London Bridge t 020 7403 2800 k POUSSIN GALLERY Block K, 13 Bell Yard Mews, 175 Bermondsey Street London SE1 High-abstract. Feb 11–Mar 12. An exhibition of high-ambition, high-complexity abstract painting and sculpture from 1960–2010. Featuring key works by Alan Davie, John Hoyland, Fred Pollock, Alan Gouk, Anne Smart & Robin Greenwood. Sponsored by abstract critical, a new organisation which will act as a forum for ambitious expressions of abstract art. Tue–Sat 11–6 t 020 7403 4444 l SKYLARK GALLERIES - Artist-Run 1.09 Oxo Tower Wharf (first floor riverside), SE1 9PH Tue–Sun 11–6 t 020 7401 9666 1 Gabriel’s Wharf, SE1 9PP Daily 11–6 t 020 7928 4005 Two friendly galleries on London’s South Bank present an exciting range of contemporary paintings, prints, ceramics, sculpture and photography. Admn free. m SOUTHBANK PRINTMAKERS Unit 12, Gabriel’s Wharf, (near the Oxo Tower) 56 Upper Ground, SE1 9PP Showing the work of leading contemporary Printmakers. Artists in Focus: Fiona Pienkowska. Jan 31–Feb 13. Nick Richards. Feb 14–27. Sonia Rollo. Feb 28–Mar 13. Mon–Fri 11.30–5.30, Sat/Sun 10–7 tube Southwark, Waterloo t 020 7928 8184 n TATE MODERN Bankside, SE1 9TG Gabriel Orozco. Jan 19–Apr 25. The Unilever Series: Ai Weiwei. Until May 2. Sun–Thurs10–6, Fri–Sat 10–10 t 020 7887 8888 (advance ticketsand information) o UNIT 24 GALLERY 24 Great Guildford Street, SE1 0FD Closed in February. ‘Threads’. Mar 3–Apr 15. Artists Gioj de Marco, Pawel Wlocial and Linas Domarackas have chosen iconic ‘markers’ of history as objects to their deconstructive experiments. t 020 3129 2924 NEW GALLERY SPACE Introductory Offer £1200 per week MENIER GALLERY 51 Southwark Street London SE1 1RU 0207 407 3222