Simon Lee

Online

Keiji Uematsu

Online Exhibition
Online,  14 June - 27 July 2021
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London

Claudio Parmiggiani

London,  16 June - 25 September 2021
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Hong Kong

Valentina Liernur: Juro Que

Hong Kong,  25 June - 7 August 2021
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Image: No Thing is Waiting

No Thing is Waiting

Valerie Snobeck
Zabludowicz Collection, 176 Prince of Wales Road, London NW5 3PT
8 July - 15 August 2021

In No Thing is Waiting there are no clocks. The visitor is encouraged to consider time outside of minutes and hours, and instead in relation to object(ive) experiences. The past year has fundamentally changed how we perceive time, becoming ever more quantified by 40-minute video calls, 5pm press conferences and beer garden booking systems. But this is just our perspective. Bringing together 17 multi-generational artists, No Thing is Waiting proposes our experience of time could be reconstructed through engaging with artworks that embody processes and continuation. The exhibition aims to disrupt our habitual perception of time by rewinding bodily rhythms through the use of colour, shifting daylight, changeable sonic tempos and multiple viewpoints. Here, time is stretched, contracted, and relative.

Image: Wire Frame: A virtual exhibition curated by Mika Tajima

Wire Frame: A virtual exhibition curated by Mika Tajima

Mika Tajima
Online at Hill Art Foundation
On view through 15 July 2021

The Foundation’s virtual exhibition series invites artists and curators to select 10–15 works from The Hill Collection that activate each other in new and unexpected ways. Without the usual obstacles of installation, these exhibitions give us the opportunity to see the collection in a new light.

Image: Sarah Staton: SupaStore Southside, Slingbacks & Sunshine

Sarah Staton: SupaStore Southside, Slingbacks & Sunshine

Merlin Carpenter
South London Gallery Fire Station
9 July– 5 September 2021

Sarah Staton’s SupaStore is a trading platform for artists and ideas. Works by emerging and well-known artists are presented in the SupaStore series – an ever-changing display that has been hosted intermittently by public and private galleries, museums, and independent art spaces across the world.

Image: The Axis of the World

The Axis of the World

Claudio Parmiggiani
Houghton Hall, Norfolk, UK

Simon Lee Gallery is proud to announce The Axis of the World, a permanent installation at Houghton Hall by Italian artist Claudio Parmiggiani. 

The Axis of the World is a column made from Ombra di Caravaggio marble, anchored in the garden of the 18th century Palladian house. This seemingly infinite pillar penetrates the Earth, piercing its core, while simultaneously climbing over 16 metres in height to touch the sky, caressing the sun and the clouds during the day and embracing the moon and the stars at night. It represents an eternal column that connects the World and the Cosmos, Earth and Heaven; in the artist’s words, ‘A twisting tower, a work that raises high, that aspires to great heights, spinning around itself in its ascent without end’.

Image: London Calling. British art today. From David Hockney to Idris Khan.

London Calling. British art today. From David Hockney to Idris Khan.

Rachel Howard
Fundación Bancaja, Valencia, Spain
17 June 2021 - 17 October 2021

The London Calling exhibition  British art today. From David Hockney to Idris Khan  brings together the recent work of some twenty British artists of different generations for whom the city of London has played a very important role in their artistic careers.

Image: Donna Huddleston, Dorota Jurczak

Donna Huddleston, Dorota Jurczak

Donna Huddleston
Provinz Showroom Schmechtingstr. 38, 44809 Bochum
26 June - 23 July 2021

With new editions by Donna Huddleston (b. 1970, Belfast, lives in London) and Dorota Jurczak (b. 1978, Warsaw, lives in Brussels), Province are introducing two artists whose works often seem to exceed boundaries, adding theatrical, literary and cinematic aspects to their art, for example.

Image: In the Castle Of My Skin

In the Castle Of My Skin

Sonia Boyce
Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Middlesbrough, UK
11 June - 10 October 2021

This summer MIMA celebrate one of Britain’s foremost artists, Sonia Boyce, through a sensory exhibition made through play and improvisation. A large sculpture by Boyce, based on the shape of Fool’s Gold, threads through the exhibition, interacting with artworks by 12 contemporary artists and selected pieces from MIMA’s Middlesbrough Collection.

Image: Simon Lee and Andrew Renton on the work of Werner Büttner

Simon Lee and Andrew Renton on the work of Werner Büttner

Werner Büttner
Preview.art
Tuesday 8 June, 4pm BST / 11am EDT

Please join us for an exclusive conversation between Simon Lee and Andrew Renton on the work of Werner Büttner and view a selection of paintings by the artist on Tuesday 8th June at 4pm BST / 11am EDT on preview.art.

Image: Announcing representation of Mika Tajima

Announcing representation of Mika Tajima

Mika Tajima

Simon Lee Gallery is pleased to announce its representation of New York-based conceptual artist Mika Tajima further to her recent exhibition in the London gallery.

Image: La Verità by Michelangelo Pistoletto. From the Mirror to the Third Paradise .

La Verità by Michelangelo Pistoletto. From the Mirror to the Third Paradise .

Michelangelo Pistoletto
Museo Comunale d'Arte Moderna, Switzerland
30 May - 26 September 2021

The anthological exhibition at the Municipal Museum of Modern Art presents over 40 works, including paintings, mirror paintings , installations and rare archive images, from 1958 to 2021 . This is the artist 's most comprehensive solo exhibition ever made in Switzerland , with the significant title La Verità by Michelangelo Pistoletto. From the Mirror to the Third Paradise .

Image: Announcing representation of Sonia Boyce

Announcing representation of Sonia Boyce

Sonia Boyce

Simon Lee Gallery is pleased to announce its representation of British Afro-Caribbean artist Sonia Boyce OBE RA. Boyce has been commissioned by the British Council to represent Britain with a major new exhibition at the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia 2022. Simon Lee Gallery’s inaugural exhibition with the artist will take place in London in Autumn 2022. Boyce is also represented by Apalazzogallery, Brescia, Italy.

Image: London Gallery Weekend

London Gallery Weekend

Simon Lee Gallery, London
4 - 6 June 2021

Simon Lee Gallery is delighted to be participating in the inaugural edition of London Gallery Weekend, a collaboration between galleries across the city, held over the weekend of 4 - 6 June 2021. Alongside Werner Büttner’s ongoing exhibition No Scene from My Studio, the gallery presents Oh Adelaide, 2010, a video work by Sonia Boyce and sound artist Ain Bailey, which incorporates found film footage of the late jazz singer and entertainer, Adelaide Hall.

The gallery will be open for London Gallery Weekend as follows:
Friday: 9:30am - 8pm | Saturday: 10am - 6pm | Sunday: 11am - 5pm

Image: Moriyama – Tomatsu: Tokyo

Moriyama – Tomatsu: Tokyo

Daido Moriyama
Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France
19 May - 24 October 2021

The MEP is pleased to present a major exhibition bringing together two great masters of post-war Japanese photography.

The Moriyama - Tomatsu: Tokyo exhibition was conceived by artists Daido Moriyama and Shomei Tomatsu - before the latter's death in 2012 - as a way to celebrate their city around a first artistic collaboration.

Image: France-Lise McGurn: Aloud

France-Lise McGurn: Aloud

France-Lise McGurn
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow, Scotland
11 June 2021 - 1 June 2022

France-Lise McGurn’s newly commissioned installation draws on her personal experiences of Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum; the hours she spent there as a child and then later as an adult, inhabiting but also observing. In particular, Albert Moore’s well-loved painting, Reading Aloud (1884), has provided a point of departure for McGurn: especially the very specific positioning and postures of the models, its textures and ambiguous lack of urgency or context.

Image: Heimo Zobernig

Heimo Zobernig

Heimo Zobernig
mumok - Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna, Austria
19 June - 17 October 2021

Painting, along with sculpture, film, performance, and design, is a central component of the intermedia art of Heimo Zobernig. Since the beginning of his artistic practice in the early 1980s, the artist has built up a comprehensive painterly oeuvre, always based on his attempt to explore color like a “scientist.” Thus, in Zobernig’s work, painting has become a machine for the creation of insight. Characteristics of the artist’s method in this context are strategies of simplification, standardization, and systematization using predefined rules and the artistic appropriation of industrial norms and widespread samples (such as TV test patterns).

Image: ESPEJO QUEMADA

ESPEJO QUEMADA

Donna Huanca
Ballroom Marfa, Texas, United States
26 June 2021 – 2 January 2022

Donna Huanca presents a series of new work commissioned by Ballroom Marfa in her exhibition ESPEJO QUEMADA. Huanca creates experiential installations that incorporate paintings, sculptures, video, scent and sound. The profound experiences and memories of Huanca’s first visit to Marfa in 2005 inspired the work in the exhibition. The artworks draw on visual, cultural, and mythological cues informed by feminism, decolonialism and the artist’s personal and familial histories, while simultaneously engaging with the biodiversity, geology, and dark skies of Far West Texas. The sky was particularly striking for Huanca–animated with cosmic and extraterrestrial forces while also revealing the natural rhythms of the sun and moon.

Image: Stop Painting

Stop Painting

Merlin Carpenter, Michelangelo Pistoletto & Jim Shaw
Fondazione Prada, Venice, Italy
22 May – 21 November 2021

“Stop Painting” is an exhibition conceived by artist Peter Fischli on view at the historic palazzo of Ca’ Corner della Regina, Fondazione Prada’s Venetian venue, from 22 May to 21 November 2021. The press preview will take place on Wednesday 19 May.

Image: Tree Teacher Tree

Tree Teacher Tree

Rachel Howard
51°47'38.2"N 2°12'41.5"W
14 May – 17 September 2021

Tree Teacher Tree resides along a public footpath in a secluded hollow, a stream runs close by, the works nestle on the dell floor or amongst the trees, such as Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press’s Rear View Mirror 2020, a reference to what kind of review nature might give mankind. Banner has also placed a flagstone with its own ISBN, it is an official publication in and of itself. Flagstones are usually associated with the city to keep the earth and roots below and things smooth, even and mudless on top, here the woodland floor can grow and envelope the hand engraved stone. Is it a tomb or a tome, or a story about concrete or footsteps or roots or routes taken?

Image: Deep Blue

Deep Blue

Sarah Crowner, Mika Tajima, Christopher Wool, Heimo Zobernig
Hall Art Foundation, Reading, Vermont
15 May - 28 November 2021

The Hall Art Foundation is pleased to announce Deep Blue, curated by American artist Katherine Bradford. This group show examines “deep blue” both visually as a color, but also as a phrase that can describe more abstract concepts such as mood, the natural environment, music and even a region’s political landscape. Over 70 paintings, sculptures, photographs, works on paper and videos by 70 artists from the Hall and Hall Art Foundation collections will be included.

Image: Drawing Biennial 2021

Drawing Biennial 2021

Rachel Howard, Donna Huddleston, France-Lise McGurn, João Penalva
Drawing Room, London, UK
21 May – 5 July 2021

Featuring new and recent works on paper by leading international artists, the Biennial showcases every imaginable technique and represents artists from a range of generations, backgrounds, and heritages.

Image: Center the female gaze with Paulina Olowska

Center the female gaze with Paulina Olowska

Paulina Olowska
Monday, 10 May, 11 am EST

In their SCAD MOA exhibition Mainly for Women, artists Paulina Olowska, Karolina Jabłońska, and Natalia Załuska offer a dynamic range of female perspectives, creating an alchemical exchange of artistic approaches that reflects a complex and multifaceted vision of femininity. The collective presentation takes on an almost mythic, séance-like quality, with many of the featured works drawing from imagery related to pagan mythologies.

Image: Announcing representation of the Georg Karl Pfahler Estate

Announcing representation of the Georg Karl Pfahler Estate

Georg Karl Pfahler

Simon Lee Gallery is pleased to announce its representation of the Georg Karl Pfahler Estate. The gallery will present its first exhibition of Pfahler’s work in London in Spring 2022. Simon Lee Gallery, London and Hong Kong will be representing Pfahler alongside Nino Mier Gallery, Los Angeles, Galerie Friese, Berlin and QG Gallery, Brussels.

Image: Neon installation at the entrance of Istituto Svizzero

Neon installation at the entrance of Istituto Svizzero

Mai-Thu Perret
Istituto Svizzero, Milan, Italy
5 May 2021 – 31 July 2022

Istituto Svizzero presents a new semi-permanent work at the entrance of Villa Maraini. The work consists of a newly commissioned neon installation by Swiss artist Mai-Thu Perret (b. 1976, Geneva). The piece lights the building and is visible for passersby on Via Ludovisi.

Untitled (2021) consists of nine hands, made of yellow glowing neon tubes. It almost seems as if they want to climb the brick wall in the entrance area of Villa Maraini, or perhaps climb out. Franz Kafka’s aphorism “A cage went in search of a bird”, noted in 1917, is important for Mai-Thu Perret in the development of the neon work. Thus, the question of the balance between cage and bird, the contradiction between freedom and protective loss of freedom. Mai-Thu Perret’s artistic practice is based on profound research and draws on references from cultural history, literary texts, feminist narratives, avant-garde aesthetics, and craft traditions. The neon work Untitled follows on from research on the hand, on hands, which Mai-Thu Perret has been pursuing for some time now. 

Image: Announcing representation of Argentinian artist Valentina Liernur

Announcing representation of Argentinian artist Valentina Liernur

Valentina Liernur

Simon Lee Gallery is pleased to announce its representation of Argentinian artist Valentina Liernur.

Liernur’s practice is rooted in an ongoing exploration of the ways in which material can be rendered in the pursuit of painting. Often working in groups of work defined by a single medium, Liernur considers the physical qualities and mark-making capacity of oil paint on canvas in the same way she engages with less conventional materials such as denim and gabardine in other series. Shifting between abstraction and figuration, and often encouraging tensions and slippages to emerge between these modes of painting, Liernur seeks to manipulate and enhance the materiality of her chosen medium, embedding each work with a distinct, visceral quality.