It has been a while since we last checked out the art gallery neighbourhood in Fitzrovia (last time we were at Paradise Row for this). Despite the exceptionally cold and gloomy days last month, we found cool stuff in these galleries.
Spaces in Transition by Alfonso Batalla, Chris King, Fernando Perez Fraile and Paul Tucker
Hanmi gallery was holding a show curated by Maria Marro-Perera during our visit. The gallery's interiors is stripped to prepare for a major refurbishment, so it is interesting to see the exposed structure and finishes in contrast to the spaces of the photography works by the artists.
Baby Monitoring by Spanish artist Alfonso Batalla
Works of Chris King shown in the gallery
Winter Group Show
In Wolff Gallery a few minutes' walk away from Hanmi Gallery, we found a handful of playful works by Finn Stone, Susila Bailey Bond and Clay Sinclair etc.
Finn Stone's camera dogs
Love Thy Neighbour by Clay Sinclair
Pop by Susila Bailey Bond - video link
In Paradise Row, a group show of "contemporary neo-noir ffrom L.A." curated by Price Latimer Agah was on. The inspiration is taken from the sensibilities and concerns of film noir culture that flourished in L.A. in the 1940s and 50s. Works consist of various media from sculpture, installation, painting to film. It feels like walking into a time tunnel in the basement.
Tom and Restored Newspaper #2 (Pre-Resurrection) (2010) by Glenn Kaino
Basement showing film at one end
Full photo set of the above 3 shows here
Rosenfeld Porcini was catching the London Fashion Week moment and brought German artist Silvia Hatzl's costume-like pieces in town. From the shopfront one almost believes this is a boutique selling neo-millennial minimal pieces. Intriguing enough, the gallery has shopfronts to both Rathbone Street & Newman Street. And the walkthrough experience together with Silvia's dress-like pieces make visitors feel like they are entering a out-of-scale walk-in wardrobe.
View out to the Shopfront at Rathbone Street
Details in a piece
Full photo set here
Further Readings -
Review: Review of Kiss Me Deadly by Róisín Lacey-McCormac on Aesthetica Blog, 12.02.2013
Review: Review of A Fragile Existence by Bob Chaundy on Huffington Post UK, 17.01.2013