Galleries - January 2015

e HIGHGATE GALLERY 11 South Grove, N6 6BS The Gallery is closed for winter and will be reopening in February. t 020 8340 3343 f SYLVESTER FINE ART 64 Belsize Lane, London NW3 5BJ Maitres de l’Affiche & French Art Deco Pochoir. Jan 7–25. Exhibition showcasing the stunning lithographs depicting some of the most enduring images of fin de siècle Paris alongside the intensely beautiful early 20th Century hand coloured French fashion prints. Wed–Sat 11–6, Sun 12–5, or by appt outside normal hours t 020 7443 5990 g THOMAS and PAUL GALLERY 20 Bristol Gardens, London W9 2JQ Opening Exhibition. Jan 10–31. The opening show for 2015 is a group exhibition with gallery and guest artists. See website or call for details. Tue–Fri 10–6, Sat 11–3 t 020 7289 6200 h TOM MERRIFIELD GALLERY 37c Fitzjohns Avenue, Hampstead NW3 5JY Permanent Exhibition: of Sculpture, Drawings and Prints by Tom Merrifield. By appointment only t 020 7431 0794 MAP 19 LONDON HAMPSTEAD & CAMDEN a BEARDSMORE GALLERY 22–24 Prince of Wales Road Kentish Town NW5 3LG Mixed Show of gallery artists. From Jan 6. London Art Fair: Business Design Centre, Islington, Jan 21–25. t 020 7485 0923 f 020 7485 0975 b BEN URI Art. Identity. Migration 108a Boundary Road, NW8 0RH Refiguring the 50s: Joan Eardley, Sheila Fell, Eva Frankfurther, Josef Herman and L.S. Lowry. Until Feb 22. *ad Mon 1–5.30, Tue–Fri 10–5.30 Sat/Sun 11–5, admn free t 020 7604 3991 c THE CATTO GALLERY 100 Heath Street, NW3 1DP Men Painting Men. Jan 22–Feb 8. A mixed show with artists including Mark Edwards, Haydn Cottam, Aldo, Simon Brady and Eliot Ward. Mon–Sat 10–6, Sun 12.30–6 t 020 7435 6660 d HIGHGATE CONTEMPORARY ART 26 Highgate High Street, N6 5JG Constantly changing exhibitions featuring landscape, still life, figurative and abstract paintings, prints and ceramics from emerging and established artists. tube Archway, buses 143, 210, 271 t 020 8340 7564 PRIMROSE HILL REGENT'S PARK HAMPSTEAD HEATH H O R N S E Y R O A D R E E N L A N E S N O R T H C I R C U L C R O U C H H I L L R D M I L L L A N E N O R T H E N D R O A D H A V ER S T O C K H A M P S T E A D L A N E F I TZJO HN’ S A V E F I N C H L E Y R D W E L L I N G T O N R D R E G E N T ' S P A R K R D F I N C H L E Y R D C R I C K L E W O O D L A N E P A R K W A Y H I G H G A T E H I G H S T H O L L O W T O L L I N G T O N P R I N C E O F W A L E S R D E N I N G R O A D W I L L E S D E N L A N E B E L S I Z E R D B O U N D A R Y A D E L A I D E R O A D P A R K R O A D A L B A N Y S T C A M D E N S T R O Y A L C O L L E G E S T S T P A N C R A S W A Y K E N T I S H T O W N R O A D C H I C H E L E R D ST RD BR ON DES B U RY RD KILBU RN PK R D S U T H E R L A N D A V E C A R T O N V A L E L A N E G R E V I L L E A B B E Y R D K I L B U R N H I G H R D M A I D A V A L E E D G W A R E R O AD A L B E R T R O A D C A M D E N R O A D C A L E D O N I A N R O A D S E V E N S I S T E R C R I C K L E W O O D B D Y F I N C H L E Y R O A D A V E N U E R O A D C A M D E N H I G H S T R E E T R E A T N O R T H R D A R C H W A Y P E N T O E U S T O N R O A D a d h c b g e f Highgate Finchley Rd Kilburn Kentish Town Archway Swiss Cottage Chalk Farm Belsize Park Madia Vale Camden Town St Pancras Warren Street King's Cross Euston Kilburn High Rd Warwick Avenue JANUARY 2015 GALLERIES 31 Sonia Lawson: Passion and Alarms by Nicholas Usherwood. Sansom and Company pbk, £30 Galleries own Features Editor Nicholas Usherwood is a prolific writer on British modern art, having championed a number of artists who, but for him, would have been critically overlooked. He has now written a very informative and richly illustrated monograph on another painter worthy of much more serious attention and recognition: Sonia Lawson. Coming from an artistic family background, her career as a distinctive force on the British art scene goes back to the 1950s when she studied at the RCA under Carel Weight, who encour- aged her to become a highly individual figurative artist. This fascinating book skilfully traces her changing treatment of the human figure as it developed through the subsequent decades. In the 60s and 70s Lawson’s powerful work was markedly dida- ctic in its socio-political concerns, over the next two decades her paintings becoming more pers- onal and introspective, with a decidedly lyrical character. More recently she has incorporated the language of abstraction into her densely textured pictures which gives the veiled traces of human presences an intriguing and enigmatic mystery. B ill Hare BOOK reviews