This House for Building, The Tetley, Leeds
This exhibition follows Manchester-based Jenny Steele’s residency at The Tetley earlier this year. Including drawings and assemblages, prints on textiles and paper, and a wallpaper work, the exhibition explores the architectural history of the former brewery which now houses The Tetley and the wider social and cultural period of art and design during its construction in 1931.
Until August, www.thetetley.org
Gregory Crewdson: Cathedral of the Pines, The Photographer’s Gallery, London
For this new body of work, American artist Gregory Crewdson has photographed figures posing within the small rural town of Becket, Massachusetts, and its vast surrounding forests, including the trail from which the series takes its title. Known for his interest in uncanny suburban subjects, this show represents a departure for Crewdson, depicting human figures within natural environments for the first time.
Until 8 October, www.thephotographersgallery.org.uk
Fahrelnissa Zeid, Tate Modern, London
An important figure in the Turkish avant-garde d Group in the early 1940s and part of the École de Paris (School of Paris) in the 1950s, Fahrelnissa Zeid is known for creating abstract paintings, but this show also highlights her unexpected return to figurative painting later in life when she created stylised portraits of her friends and family. Her works show a range of influences, including Islamic, Byzantine, Arab and Persian along with European approaches to abstraction.
Until 8 October, www.tate.org.uk
Annuale 2017, Edinburgh
This is the thirteenth edition of Annuale, the visual arts festival coordinated by Edinburgh-based artist-run gallery Embassy. Originally set up as a counterpoint to Edinburgh Art Festival, this year Annuale includes a range of exhibitions and events around the city in artists’ flats, studios, shop windows and gallery spaces. Embassy’s own exhibition ‘Hold Fast’, showcases work by invited artists from the Leeds-based artist-led community Serf.
Until 9 July, www.annuale.org
Space Tapestry: Earth Observation and Human Spaceflight, Modern Art Oxford
Inspired by the Bayeux Tapestry and the artists who depicted Halley’s Comet in the eleventh century art work, Aleksandra Mir’s ongoing work Space Tapestry is a series of huge monochrome drawings made in the artists studio with a team of collaborators aged 18 to 24. Much like a graphic novel, the project tells an episodic visual story of space travel, contemplating future possibilities of space and the evolution of advanced technology.
Until 12 November, www.modernartoxford.org.uk
1. Jenny Steele, A job for life, drawing digitally printed onto wallpaper, 300x420cm, 2017. Courtesy: artist
2. Hold Fast, exhibition view at Embassy, Edinburgh, 2017. Photo credit: Eden Hawkins.