Galleries - July 2013

ceramics, sculpture and photography. Admn free. j 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: Carmen Garcia. Jul 1–14. Lucie Green. Jul 15–28. Louise Hayward. Jul 29–Aug 11. Carole Hensher. Aug 15–28. Mon–Fri 11.30–6.30, Sat/Sun 10–8 tubeSouthwark, Waterloo t 020 7928 8184 k TATE MODERN Bankside, SE1 9TG Meschac Gaba: Museum of Contemporary African Art. Jul 3–Sep 22. An immersive twelve-room installation which questions the nature of the museum and perceptions of African art. Ibrahim El-Salahi: A Visionary Modernist. Jul 3–Sep 22. Tate Modern presents the UK’s first major exhibition of this Sudanese artist. Ellen Gallagher: AxME. Until Sep 1. Her varied practice draws from an eclectic range of sources including literature, music, myth, black popular culture, science fiction and advertising. Saloua Raouda Choucair. Until Oct 20. Sun–Thurs 10–6, Fri–Sat 10–10 t 020 7887 8888 (for advance tickets and information) l GREENWICH PRINTMAKERS GALLERY 1A The Market, Greenwich, SE10 9HZ Original Artist Prints at affordable prices. Featured Artists: Carolyn Fuller. Jul 2–14. Jennie Ing. Jul 16–28. Joanna Irvin. Jul 30–Aug 11. Tue–Sun 10.30–5.30 t 020 8858 1569 45. GALLERIES JULY 13 hours and any other information please visit our website. t 020 7436 2344 f THE GALLERY AT LONDON GLASSBLOWING 62-66 Bermondsey Street, SE1 3UD Layne Rowe Showcase. Jun 21–Jul 20. LayneRowehas previously exhibited at theV&A. Mon–Sat 10–6, Sun closed Summer Open House. Jul 26–Aug 4. Mon–Sat 10–6, Sun 11–5 tubeLondon Bridge t 020 7403 2800 g THE HAYWARD GALLERY Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1 The Alternative Guide to the Universe – part of Festival of Neighbourhood. Jun 11–Aug 26. The work of individuals who create alternatives in art, science and architecture. The exhibition is focused on self-taught practitioners whose work is generally produced outside of established channels and official institutions. t 0844 875 0073 (info & tickets) h LLEWELLYN ALEXANDER GALLERY 124–126 The Cut, Waterloo, SE1 8LN (opp The Old Vic) Not The Royal Academy 2013. Jun 10–Aug 17. A ‘Salon des Refuses’ – Annual Summer Exhibition of selected paintings not hung in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. Over 700 paintings in a constantly changing exhibition with new work going up each week as paintings are sold. Mon–Sat 10–7.30 inclusive t 020 7620 1322/24 i SKYLARK GALLERIES - Artist-Run 1.09 Oxo Tower Wharf (first floor riverside), SE1 9PH Tue–Sun 11–6 t 020 7401 9666 5 Gabriel’s Wharf, SE1 9PP Daily Winter 12–5, Summer 11–6 t 020 7928 4005 Two friendly galleries on London’s South Bank present an exciting range of contemporary paintings, prints, GREENWICH thekitchen tablesurrounded by his wife and eight children, a way of working heapparently preferred to the peace of the studio. By that timeLloyd who had only taken up painting in his 40s, was already something of a celebrity, having been ‘discovered’ in 1957 by two of themost influential critics of the day, Herbert Read and John Berger. London shows followed a year after and then a whole stream of exhibitions and media recognition right up until his comparatively early death in 1974. Sincewhen, apart from a retrospective at Camden Arts Centre in 1977, really, very little. All of which makes this major Austin/Desmond exhibition – some 40 pieces in all – a very welcome opprtunity to see how well the reputation stands up. First thoughts are ‘very well’, the trademark dotty style – a reaction to observing closely the printers’ Ben-Day’ dots that reproduced his beloved Constables and Turners – giving the work a certain ‘coolness’ and distance that avoids any sentimentality to which his profound countryman’s knowledge and understanding of what he was painting adds an odd kind of seriousness and gravity. In short a welcome reassessment. Nicholas Usherwood