Galleries - January 2012

45. GALLERIES JANUARY 12 stage of their career. Mon–Sat10–5, Sun 12–4, free general entry t020 7332 3700 ? HOOPERS GALLERY Clerkenwell Close, EC1R 0AA Gallery relocating . . . t020 7490 3907 h I C N GALLERY 96–98 Leonard Street, EC2A 4RH Gallery closed Dec 23–Jan 3. Riusuke Fukahori: Goldfish Salvation. Dec 1–Jan 11. *pr London debut show. Fukahori’s unique style uses acrylic on resin resulting in 3D appearance and lifelike vitality. Image Langue: Linear Code. Jan 19–Feb 22. London debut exhibition of Gen Miyamura, a pioneer of new image creation in combining abstract calligraphy with a language element. Mon–Sat12–7, admn free t020 7729 7977 i KINGS PLACE GALLERY Kings Place, 90 YorkWay, N1 9AG Closed Dec 24–Jan 2. Line of Influence: Portraits of Central Saint Martins by Janet Lance-Hughes; Chris Moore: Catwalking – this exhibition celebrates Moore’s remarkable career with a collection of his iconic photographs. Dec 2–Feb 10. Mon–Fri 10–6, Sat/Sun 12–6, admn free t020 7520 1485 j LONDON ART FAIR Business Design Centre, Islington, N1 Modern British & Contemporary Art. Jan 18–22. *ad Tickets and Information: k MAUREEN PALEY 21 Herald Street, E2 6JT Gert & Uwe Tobias. Nov 26–Jan 15. Saskia Olde Wolbers. Jan 21–Feb 26. Gardar Eide Einarsson: project. Jan 21–Feb 26. Wed–Sun 11–6 & by appt t020 7729 4112 f 020 7729 4113 l THE MILLINERY WORKS 85/87 Southgate Road, N1 3JS Contemporary British Art 2012. 40 x 40 x 40. Jan 18–Feb 5. Annual exhibition of 40 of Britain’s Contemporary Artists’ small works, 40 x 40 cms. Tue–Sat11–6, Sun 12–5 t020 7359 2019 f 020 7359 5792 m SIGNAL GALLERY 32 Paul Street, EC2A 4LB Specialising in contemporary painting , with a particular emphasis on figurative work. Two man show featuring new paintings by Guy Denning and Frank Rannou: ‘We are all Prostitutes’. Jan 27–Feb 11. Guy is one of the leading figurative painters of his generation; this is Frank’s first London show, having shown extensively in Paris. PV Jan 26. Tue–Sat12–6 & by appt t020 7613 1550 Skippingthe puddles on a wet Thursday evening, we attended two vibrant private views, both at new venues in the City. Both are highly recommended. “Goldfish Salvation” is beautifully curated by Hisami Omori at ICN , a new gallery showing Japanese art. Exhibited is a series of tour de force 3D paintings of goldfish by Riusuke Fukahori, who is highly acclaimed in his native country and fast gaining an international reputation. The goldfish seem to be transfixed whilst swimming, either singly or in well- choreographed families, in little bowls of water. The trompe l’oeil effect is so artfully managed, you first think these are real fish in formaldehyde à la Damien Hirst. But no, these are paintings, painstakingly and skillfully built up in often more than 20 layers of clear resin poured gradually into containers. Fukahori attended the PV and though his English was limited he was able to convey his passion for goldfish (beinga Christian, there’s also a symbolic dimension). Catch it before 11th January. Katie Heller has imaginatively curated “Iconoclast” at ART at the Lloyds Club (normally a gentleman’s dining club). All four floors and the stairs were bustling with art lovers admiringthe paintings, prints, photos and sculpture by 17 artists. The varied works seemed traditional until a closer inspection revealed hidden twists. Bouke de Vries from Utrecht showed 3 eye- catchingsculptures (“Coffee Pot” reassembled the delicate fragments of an 18th C. porcelain coffee pot under a belljar). Henry Hudson’s expressionist paintings, reminiscent of Hogarth or Van Gogh, are created out of coloured melted plasticine. Alexander James’s large photos, “dedicated to ‘in camera’ purity”, resemble old Flemish still lifes. Gordon Cheung’s series of laser etchings, “Revelations I-XV” remind one of Dürer engravings until you notice they incorporate vaporised stocklists. Showing until 23rd February. Rosemary Clunie PRIVATE VIEWS Been to a show recently that caught your imagination? Then have your say in Private Views: