Marcus Coates: Near-Life Experience, Kate MacGarry, London
For his fourth solo exhibition at Kate MacGarry, Marcus Coates continues to explore our relationship with the non-human world. The show features a range of plaster sculptures of extinct animals, with the artist casting his own hands in poses that playfully recreate an approximation of the animal in its imagined shadow. Also on display is a digital Nature Calendar announcing ‘nature events’ taking place across the UK, plus works on paper that depict, amongst other animals, birds named as ‘common’.
Until 18 May 2019. www.katemacgarry.com
Florian Krewer, Michael Werner, London
Düsseldorf-based artist Florian Krewer’s first solo exhibition in London features a series of recent paintings. The works begin as either found or personal photographs the artist has taken which are then cut, collaged and eventually redrawn to become the studies for oil paintings. The resulting images have a sense of ambiguity, with the figures in Krewer’s work suspended in dark and distorted landscapes that seem to leave them strangely vulnerable.
Until 25 May 2019. www.michaelwerner.com
John Carter: Sight Lines, Jerwood Gallery, Hastings
One of the Jerwood Gallery’s final shows before it relaunches as Hastings Contemporary this summer, ‘John Carter: Sight Lines’ is the first survey held in the UK of the renowned Royal Academician and will cover the artist’s work over the past 50 years. Influenced by pop art, op art, American minimalism and concrete art, Carter is known for encouraging viewers to explore negative space and what isn’t there as much as what is. This is most apparent in his large-scale works, which are on display here along with various works on paper and archive material.
Until 9 June 2019. www.jerwoodgallery.org
Katie Paterson and JMW Turner, Turner Contemporary, Margate
The largest UK exhibition to date by Scottish artist Katie Paterson, ‘A place that exists only in moonlight’ sees her work paired with a group of works by JMW Turner. It features the majority of Paterson’s existing pieces which explore our relationship as humans with the vastness and wonder of the universe. It also includes a new commission, which saw Paterson working with scientists who have pioneered research on the cosmic spectrum. The result is a spinning wheel that charts the colour of the universe through each era of its existence. In addition, Paterson has selected a group of over 20 Turner watercolours and paintings to be displayed alongside her works.
Until 6 May 2019. www.turnercontemporary.org
Senga Nengudi, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh
American artist Senga Nengudi’s first institutional exhibition outside the United States features a wide variety of work, including sculpture, photography, documentation of performances from 1969 to the present, and recreations of work not seen since the 1970s. Known for being a key part of the avant-garde scenes of Los Angeles and New York in the 1960s and 1970s, much of Nengudi’s work has also been informed by her ongoing interest in spiritual rituals across cultures. Organised by and originally shown at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds, the exhibition also features a new installation which explores the ‘commonalities of different belief systems and pilgrimage’.
Until 26 May 2019. www.fruitmarket.co.uk
1. Marcus Coates, Syrian Elephant, 2018, plaster, 35 x 28 x 25 cm
2. Florian Krewer, nighthawk 2, 2018. Oil on canvas, 86 1/2 x 82 3/4 inches (220 x 210 cm)
3. ‘John Carter: Sight Lines’, installation view, Jerwood Gallery, Hastings. Courtesy: Jerwood Gallery
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