Blondey McCoy presents: ‘Us and Chem.’
For his fifth solo show, British artist Blondey McCoy unveils Us and Chem. to us (and indeed them), an exhibition that intimately draws a parallel between art and therapy. Us and Chem. is a study in self reflection and the psychological manifestations of chemical imbalance. McCoy describes the 12-new mirror works as: ‘A product of disaster. Anti-drugs and pro art… the fruits of a project fuelled by hyper productivity as a means of combatting depression, rather than burying it the easy way’.
On account of his favourite magazine shop waving farewell to Soho’s square mile, Blondey has been forced to move away from his signature cut and stick photo montages of pre existing material and has collected, curated, photographed and then printed onto mirrors a London abode-ful of articles representing the joys and pains of interior and exterior London life. All works are original and unseen, with some presented in sash and leaded window frames of up to 4.5 feet tall.
The show will feature the artists debut collaboration piece, with British artist Damien Hirst: a painted then printed on one off five foot tall spin painting.
“In feeling blue, tragically, the natural thing to do is stay blue. The creating of these new works has proven to me, more than ever before, that expressionism and making artwork is a way of temporarily exorcising that feeling. The show was created out of a compulsion to create, not one to show off, throw a party or make money. It’s making has been a revelation in accepting the need to treat bipolar as a blessing rather than a curse, and to perpetually guarantee myself that from long hum drum periods of heightened sensitivity, my most genuine and life affirming artwork is born.”
Us and Chem. shows at the Heni Gallery, 6-10 Lexington Street, Soho from 27th July to 27th August, bring yourself.
Opening: 6-9PM, Thursday 27th July, 2017.
Pace London is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by Brian Clarke. The exhibition, featuring paintings, drawings and glass works, is on view from 1 to 19 November 2016 at 6 Burlington Gardens.
It’s opening coincides with the release of a new monograph of Clarke’s work published by HENI Publishing. Introduced by an exclusive interview between renowned American critic Robert Storr and Clarke, Night Orchids is an elegant monograph of 267 of these works— varying from delicate white line drawings on black card to vivid bursts of watercolour— and each contributing to an apparently endless sequence of questions about the nature of beauty and the void in which it flourishes.
HENI and Pace London is delighted to announce Enclave, an exhibition of new paintings by Jonathan Wateridge. The exhibition will be on view at HENI, 6-10 Lexington Street, from 14 October to 13 November 2016. | Open Mon–Sat, 10am–6pm.
PRIVATE VIEW — Thursday 13 October 2016 — 6–8pm
In his first exhibition with Pace London and HENI, Wateridge presents his most expressive and personal body of work to date. As a starting point for the series, the artist constructed a large scale set of his childhood garden in Zambia and then worked with actors to develop the imagery for his paintings. Enclosed in an apparent world of poolside suburban sunshine, Enclave points to a protected yet fictionalised space that references both the artist’s childhood memories of a lost past juxtaposed with the wider issues of the West’s role in our post-colonial world.
HENI and Pace London are pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by Irish-born painter Conor Harrington. The exhibition, featuring ten new paintings will be on view from 15 September to 8 October 2016 at at 6-10 Lexington Street | Open Mon–Sat, 10am–6pm.
BOOK LAUNCH — Sunday 2 October 2016 — 11:30am–2pm — FREE
The exhibition coincides with the publication of the first major monograph of Harrington’s practice, Conor Harrington: Watch Your Palace Fall by HENI Publishing.
The monograph published 27 October 2016 by HENI Publishing, features more than 150 works by the artist, a new essay by curator Jane Neal and an informal Q&A between Harrington and journalist JJ O’Donoghue. To Preorder a copy please click HERE
The Estate of Francis Bacon is proud to announce Francis Bacon: Six Studies in Soho, a one-day, free admission exhibition to celebrate the forthcoming worldwide publication of Francis Bacon: Catalogue Raisonné
The exhibition will open to the public on 25 May 2016, running from 10am–9pm, at 6-10 Lexington Street, London, W1F 0LB.
First copies of the Catalogue Raisonné will be displayed alongside an exhibition of five Bacon paintings and the pictured Triptych, 1987.
PLEASE NOTE: exhibition / event details are subject to change. Further information will be shared via our website and social media closer to the exhibition date.