Tilson: The Stones of Venice, Marlborough Fine Art, 6 Albemarle Street, London W1, until 2nd April 2016
Joe Tilson, The Stones of Venice La Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista, Venessia, 2014,
acrylic on canvas on wood relief, 50 x 75 cm,
© Joe Tilson, courtesy Marlborough Fine Art, London
This artist had his first exhibition at the gallery in 1962 and this is his seventh solo show there and is inspired by Ruskin’s eponymous book The Stones of Venice. Many of the paintings combine buildings and flooring patterns, sometimes with words too, to create a colourful whole. Joe Tilson’s thick application of acrylic evokes the decaying fabric of many Venetian buildings.
Martyn Brewster – An exhibition of recent paintings and drawings, Waterhouse & Dodd, 47 Albemarle Street, London W1, until 24thMarch 2016
To the sea
Acrylic & collage on canvas
47 x 47 in / 120 x 120 cm
Signed, titled & dated on reverse
Whilst continuing his coastal light theme in this exhibition those more familiar with his work will see that his combination of abstraction with the landscape has evolved stylistically.
Between the Eyes, Sotheby’s S|2 Gallery, 31 St George Street, London W1, until 24th March 2016
Double Poke in the Eye II, 1985,
Courtesy of Sotheby’s
This show traces the development of Minimalist and Conceptual Art from the 60s onwards with an emphasis on those works that interact between the brain and the eye. The artists featured include John Baldessari, Alighiero Boetti, Dan Flavin, Wade Guyton, Damien Hirst, Donald Judd, Joseph Kosuth, Yayoi Kusama, Sol Lewitt, Robert Mangold, Francois Morellet, Bruce Nauman, Robert Ryman, Rudolf Stingel and James Turrel.