Michael Benson – Atmospheres, Flowers Gallery, 21 Cork Street, London W1, until 3rd December 2016
In this his first solo exhibition with the gallery Michael Benson has created large-format landscape photographs depicting planets, their moons and the Sun. He uses fragments of raw image data garnered from robotic interplanetary missions to create these intriguing images. They really should be seen.
Norman Ackroyd – Just Be A Poet, The Fine Art Society, 148 New Bond Street London W1, until 30th November 2016
This is a celebration of the British landscape by Norman Ackroyd RA through watercolours and prints dating from between 1978 and 2012. It is a detailed vision to which the artist has been faithful for six decades and is one that engrosses the viewer. Like the landscapes they depict they deserve re-visiting time and again
Finally – Just a brief mention about Charles Mackesy’s whimsical painted sculptures at Sladmore Contemporary (until 25th November http://www.sladmorecontemporary.com/). He has transformed found objects into sculptural works of art. Great fun as these doors clearly illustrate. Many of the cartoons depicted on it were produced by the artist when he was cartoonist for The Spectator magazine.