Galleries - April 2015

a GRAHAM HUNTER GALLERY 81Baker Street, W1U 6RQ Graham Hunter: ‘Drink the Deep, Eat Earth and Breath Sky’. Apr 7–May 2. 10 new paintings by Graham Hunter. Mon–Fri 9.30–6, Sat 10–5, Sun 11–4 t 020 7935 7794 Professional onsite framing service. b HAY HILL GALLERY 35 Baker Street, W1U 8EN Contemporary and modern paintings and sculptures. Ala Bashir, Ali Jabbar and Hani Mazhar. Until May 2. Exhibition of paintings by Iraqi artists. Mon–Fri 10.30–6, Sat 11–5, closed Sun/BHols tube Baker Street, Bond Street, Marble Arch t 020 7935 5315 c THOMPSON’S GALLERY LONDON 15 New Cavendish Street, W1G 9UB A Visual Journey Through the British Isles. Apr 8–26. An exhibition of landscapes and scenes from within the British Isles, a representation of the breadth of the British Isles, extensive in its stylistic interpretations. Mon–Fri 10–6, Sat 10.30–5.30, Sun 11–5 t 020 7935 3595 APRIL 2015GALLERIES 39 MAP 20 LONDON MARYLEBONE PARK G E O R G E S T N E W C A V E N DIS H S T W I GM O R E S T C R AWF O R D S T M A R Y L E B O N E H I G H S T SE YMOU R ST OAD O V E B AK ER S T REET S EYMOUR PLACE G L OUC E ST E R P L A C E P ORT LAN D P L A OX F O R D S T R E E T O X F O MA R Y LEB ON E RO A D a c b Marble Arch Bond Street Baker Street Marylebone Regent's Park Gt Portland St g OCTOBER GALLERY 24 Old Gloucester Street, WC1N 3AL Kenji Yoshida: Infinite Light. Apr 2–May 9. Solo exhibition by the renowned late artist. The show displays selected and previously unseen works from different periods of his career, including metal and oils on canvas. Tue–Sat 12.30–5.30, or by appt, admn free t 020 7242 7367 tube Holborn/Russell Square h REBECCA HOSSACK ART GALLERY 2a Conway Street, Fitzrovia, W1T 6BA Edgardo Rodriguez. Apr 3–28. Born in Argentina in 1942, Edgardo Rodriguez’ art is driven by repossession and sustainability. In a meticulous model of recycling, Rodriguez transforms plastic bottles, redefining them as aesthetic products and building blocks for decorative sculpture. Rik Askin: Burrup Peninsula. Apr 21–May 2. Photography celebrating the rock features and formations of Western Australia’s Burrup Peninsula. Tracks: Land & Landscape in Aboriginal Art. From Apr 20. The relationship between mankind and the land stands at the heart of Aboriginal life and art. Examining the richness of this connection – at once sacred, practical, aesthetic – through masterworks from across Aboriginal Australia. t 020 7436 4899 REBECCA HOSSACK AT CHARLOTTE STREET 28 Charlotte Street, W1T 2NA Maria Clemen. Apr 2–May 2. Hand-cut paper works using recycled bank notes and betting slips, commenting on financial fragility under the theme of birds. Mon–Sat 10–6 t 020 7255 2828 i STORE STREET GALLERY 32 Store Street, WC1E 7BS j WOOLFF GALLERY 89 Charlotte Street, W1T 4PU Joanne Tinker: ‘Collections’. Until Apr 23. A vibrant and colourful solo exhibition pushing the boundaries of creativity in re-using materials. Be it rows of miniature goblets made from sweet wrappers, or tiny chairs made from wine bottle tops, this exhibition transforms everyday items into something precious and special. Mon–Fri 10.30–6, Sat 11–5 t 020 7631 0551 instance, to a way of abstract painting that works by the sheer, visceral, expressive force of its intense, brooding colour and fluid, exuberant touch – they are, simply, gorgeous pieces. But, that said, it would not be doing full justice to Armitage’s innate mastery of his materials just to leave it at that. Australian-born and trained in Melbourne, Armitage has worked as Exhibitions Officer at Auckland City Art Gallery as well as having an international reputation as a painter, so he knows a great deal about both the history of his craft and its practice, to say the very least. It shows too, in the richness and innate subtlety of his range as a colourist and the underlying control of his mark-making. It’s good, in short, to have an artist of this calibre now working permanently in this country. Nicholas Usherwood