Amie Siegel, South London Gallery, London
This solo show by New York-based artist and filmmaker Amie Siegel explores the mechanisms by which objects become imbued with meaning. Including two film works, Fetish (2016) and Quarry (2015), the latter is projected at cinematic scale in South London Gallery’s main space. The work traces the excavation of marble from the deepest underground quarry in the world to its use in the modern luxury apartments of Manhattan skyscrapers. In the upstairs gallery, a new work features a fragment of pink marble from the lobby of Trump Tower.
Until 26 March 2017. www.southlondongallery.org
Claire Barclay, Tramway, Glasgow
Glasgow-based artist Claire Barclay’s new body of large-scale sculptures, ‘Yield Point’, respond to the raw industrial aesthetic of Tramway’s main exhibition space. Using a number of hand-making skills to create the work – including clay firing, stitching and welding – alongside industrial fabrication, Barclay explores the relationship between the human body and the industrial workplace. In particular she highlights the physical states of strength and vulnerability that underlie human engagement with skilled manual work.
Until 9 April 2017. www.tramway.org
Joy Gregory, The Exchange, Penzance
Emerging from the Black British photography movement of the 1980s, Joy Gregory’s work is influenced by a combination of race, history, gender and aesthetics. This survey show brings together 16 bodies of work spanning 20 years that explore identity, a recurring theme throughout Gregory’s practice. Journeys also feature, with work made in South Africa, the Orkneys, Sri Lanka and the Caribbean.
Until 6 May 2017. www.newlynartgallery.co.uk
35 and Counting, Aspex, Portsmouth
Last year Aspex celebrated its 35th anniversary, with this exhibition marking the occasion by showcasing artists who have worked with the gallery over the past 20 years. Each artwork will be sold in an online silent auction, with all proceeds supporting future artist residencies in Aspex’s new, accessible artist studio. 29 artists are taking part, including: David Blandy, David Burrows, Sadie Tierney, Simon Faithful, S. Mark Gubb and the Caravan Gallery.
Until 19 March 2017. www.aspex.org.uk
Michael Andrews, Gagosian, London
Although associated with painters of the so-called School of London (such as Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Leon Kossoff and Frank Auerbach), for exploring the human form, Norwich-born artist Michael Andrews‘s work is radically different. For the last 25 years of his life he focused on landscape. At the core of the exhibition are a series of paintings from the 1970s that Andrews called Lights. The works feature a gas balloon floating over a succession of landscapes, from field to sea, from Waterloo Bridge to Brighton Pier.
Until 25 March 2017. www.gagosian.com
1. Amie Siegel, Dynasty, 2017, mixed media including marble fragment from Trump Tower. Courtesy the artist and Simon Preston Gallery, New York. Photo Andy Stagg
2. Claire Barclay, ‘Yield Point’, installation view, Tramway, Glasgow
3. Joy Gregory, Kalahari, 2009 © Joy Gregory. Courtesy Impressions Gallery
4. First row (left to right): Luna Park, Heather & Ivan Morison; Forgotten Lines, Joella Wheatley; Platform, Steve Moberly. Second row (left to right): All That Other Mother Jazz, Jonny Hannah; Flourish, Alison Carlier; Waldeinsamkeit, Malene Hartmann Rasmussen