Galleries - February 2015

a BARBICAN ART GALLERY Silk Street, EC2Y 8DS Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector. Feb 12–May 25. Presenting the fascinating personal collections of post-war and contemporary artists including Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst and Peter Blake, this exhibition ranges from mass-produced memorabilia to one-of-a-kind curiosities and rarefied specimens in order to provide insight into the inspirations, influences and obsessions of artists. Art Gallery, £12 (concs available). Sun–Wed 10–6, Thur–Sat 10–9 BHol Mon 12–6, BHol Fri 12–9 Walead Beshty. Until Feb 8. A partial disassembling of an invention without a future: helter-skelter and random notes in which the pulleys and cogwheels are lying around at random all over the workbench. The Curve, free admn. Sun–Wed 11–8, Thur–Fri 11–9 BHol Mon 12–8, BHol Fri 12–9 t 0845 120 7550 (info) b THE EAGLE GALLERY/EMH ARTS 159 Farringdon Road, EC1R 3AL Seeds and Syntax: Mandy Bonnell and Julia Farrer. Feb 6–Mar 6. Artists’ books by two of the UK’s most interesting practitioners in this field, shown with related drawings, THAMES EVER S H O LT RD B L A C K W A L L T U N N E L N O R T H E R N A P A N C R A S R O A D C A M S T P E T E R ' S S T FA RRI N G D O N RD G O S W E L L R D RO S E B E R Y A VE BR I C K L A N E Q UE E NSBR I DG E R D R I C HM O ND R D S O U T H G A T E R D W OB U R N R D G RA Y' S I N N RD ST JOH N S T L O N D ON W AL L H O X T O N S T K I N G S L A N D R O A D M A R E S T R E E T R O M A N R D ESSEX ROAD N E W N O R T H R O A D U P P E R S T B R O A D YORK W AY D O N I A N R O A D E R P O O L R O A D H A C K N E Y RO A D B E T H N A L G R E E N R D V I C T O R I A P A R K R O A D F E N C H URC H S T B I S H O P S G A T E CI TY R D F L E E T S T T R A N D N EW G A T E S T F A I R F IE L D R D N G L A N E P E N T O N V I L L E E U S T O N R O A D R D C I T Y R O A D T HE HIGHWAY C O MM ERCI AL ROAD C T O R I A E M B A N K M E N T O X F O R D S T R E E T H O L B O R N C L E R K E N W E L L R D O L D S T R E E T W H I T E C H A P E L H I G H S T B O W R D B L Liverpool Street Moorgate Aldgate East Temple Angel Old Street Tower Hill King's Cross Bethnal Green Highbury & Isl. Whitechapel Chancery Lane Blackfriars Barbican Cannon St Hackn a g f b i h e c d 42 GALLERIES FEBRUARY 2015 MAP 30 LONDON CITY, KING’S CROSS, ISLINGTON & EAST END paintings and prints. Wed–Fri 11–6, Sat 11–4 t 020 7833 2674 c ESPACIO GALLERY 159 Bethnal Green Road, E2 7DG Convergence. Feb 19–24. *ad An exhibition of fourteen artists, each with their own perspective and unique approaches to a range of different subject matters. When the styles meet there are no limits – expect the unexpected. PV Feb 19, 6–9. Mon, Thur–Sun 1–7, Tue 1–5, closed Wed t 07815 319073 d ESTORICK COLLECTION OF MODERN ITALIAN ART 39a Canonbury Square, N1 2AN Renato Guttuso: Painter of Modern Life. Until Apr 4. Renato Guttuso (1911-1987) is one of Italy’s most widely respected modern painters. Toward the end of the 1930s, his characteristic brand of expressionist realism vividly conveyed the angst of a generation that wanted its art to reflect the urgency of contemporary life. Wed–Sat 11–6, Sun 12–5 first Thur of month until 9 t 020 7704 9522 e FLOWERS 82 Kingsland Road, E2 8DP Human Nature: Boomoon, Nadav Kander, Mona Kuhn. Until Feb 21. A three-person presentation of landscape works. Seven from the Seventies. Until Feb 21. Group show of abstract paintings by seven influential artists from the 1970s, featuring Colin Cina, Bernard Cohen, Noel Forster, Derek Hirst, Michael Kidner, Jack Smith and Richard Smith. Peter Schmersal. Feb 27–Apr 4. Solo presentation of works by the celebrated German painter to mark his representation by Flowers Gallery. Edmund Clark: The Mountains of Majeed. Feb 27–Apr 4. A reflection on the end of ‘Operation Enduring Freedom’ in Afghanistan through photography, found imagery and CONVERGENCE 19-24 february 2015 159 bethnal green road, e2 7dg