Image: Merlin Carpenter
London  3 November - 3 December 2011

Merlin Carpenter Tate Café

Simon Lee Gallery is proud to present TATE CAFÉ, an exhibition of new works by Merlin Carpenter. TATE CAFÉ follows Intrinsic Value (2009), the artist'…
Image: Michelangelo Pistoletto
London  13 September - 29 October 2011

Michelangelo Pistoletto Lavoro

‘A Mirror Painting is a means to orientation in the world, of encouraging conscious experience of phenomena as experienced from the first person point of view,…
Image: Rebus curated by Mario Codognato
London  21 July - 21 September 2011

Rebus curated by Mario Codognato Vedovamazzei, John M Armleder, Mircea Cantor, Merlin Carpenter, Matias Faldbakken, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Sherrie Levine, Sislej Xhafa, Heimo Zobernig

Almost 100 years after Duchamp's urinal and after Puni hung a hammer on one of his canvases, rebus considers the recontextualization and re-appropriation of daily use objects or images as an effective practice for delivering a subversive and critical message.

The use of industrially manufactured items rather than handmade goods or, as in the tradition of art, of objects, surfaces and photographic images made directly by the artist, represents a method and a system which in waves is ever present through the last Century to the present day. The object in question can be presented by itself, assembled with other objects, incorporated into a “traditional” painting or sculpture, manipulated, distorted, or framed within a purpose-made structure. In all these cases and any other variation, it is the context of the exhibition space which above all causes the work to be seen, enjoyed and consumed as a work of art.

Image: Sherrie Levine
London  9 June - 16 July 2011

Sherrie Levine The Desert

Simon Lee Gallery is proud to announce our third solo exhibition of work by Sherrie Levine. Sherrie Levine came to prominence as one of a generation of artists who,…
Image: Gary Simmons
London  8 April - 31 May 2011

Gary Simmons Shine

Simon Lee Gallery is pleased to announce its second solo exhibition of the renowned American artist Gary Simmons. For Gary Simmons, the act of erasure has been a ce…
Image: Larry Clark
London  10 February - 2 April 2011

Larry Clark What Do You Do For Fun?

Simon Lee Gallery is pleased to announce its forthcoming exhibition of the renowned American photographer and filmmaker Larry Clark. Larry Clark holds a seminal pos…
Image: João Penalva
London  8 December 2010 - 29 January 2011

João Penalva

Simon Lee Gallery is delighted to announce its first solo show by the renowned London-based, Portuguese artist João Penalva. João Penalva is known for…