Scripted Reality @ Lawrie Shabibi

We are currently living in a time in which the news feels like fiction. What may have sounded fictitious a handful of years a go is now reality, and what once had the potential to shock has now become commonplace, expected even. Dubai-based gallery Lawrie Shabibi’s first London pop-up presented an exhibition titled Scripted Reality, […]

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Gallery Girl meets Isabel Getty

‘I’m a big fan of Egon Schiele’, says Isabel Getty, ‘I’ve always loved how he would play with different mediums and give a strong Byzantine effect to his work, making it almost child-like.’ Getty’s 2018 summer exhibition comprised two levels of figurative artworks. Encompassing paintings and drawings in ink, pencil and watercolours, the show first […]

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Mask @ Kamel Mennour

The mask is an object that can both conceal and divulge information about its wearer. At times a disguise and others a means of protection, it can also fright or shock. The current exhibition Mask at Kammel Mennour reveals the many different sides of the facial covering through sculpture and photography. While the mask is […]

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Musings on Curating: 10 Lessons Learnt

The terms ‘curate’, ‘curator’ and ‘curation’ have taken on a whole new meaning in the last few years. You can now easily find ‘curated’ playlists, ‘curated’ shop windows and even ‘curated’ magazines. However, long before ‘curated’ music festivals and ‘curated’ menus became commonplace, the term ‘curator’ began its life – in the English language at […]

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Flowers @ Ordovas

‘Florals? For spring? Ground-breaking.’ – Miranda Priestly, The Devil Wears Prada As soon as the slightest ray of sunshine fights its way through the London clouds flowers are everywhere. Whether it be physical blooms during the Chelsea Flower Show, adorning our homes or printed all over the fashions dresses that mark the beginning of a […]

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GaHee Park @ Taymour Grahne

At first glance, GaHee Park’s paintings of interior domestic scenes – mostly at the dinner table – picture well dressed couples living the good life. The men smoke cigars, have elegantly trimmed moustaches and nearly always have a drink in their hand. Similarly, their female counterparts carry the same air of refinement, with their carefully […]

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Christabel MacGreevy @ LAMB Arts

Inspired by the Virginia Woolf novel Orlando – which sees a medieval nobleman become a woman at the helm of the wheel driving through country lanes in the 1950s – Christabel MacGreevy’s first solo show Glut at LAMB Arts is an exploration of gender fluidity through drawing, sculpture and tapestry. Orlando was published in 1928, […]

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