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A River Runs Through It at the Oxo Gallery

Tom Cox (tomcoxstudio.com), one of London’s foremost young art curators, will be exhibiting his latest work, along with: LoveJordan, the much sought-after duo who caused quite a stir with their sell-out shows in London and New York. (LoveJordan.net) Susan Bunn, shortlisted for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. (Susanbunn.co.uk) Michael Wallner, a former television producer who …

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Three Cities: New Photographs from Niall O’Brien

SEEN is looking forward to seeing a new exhibition of photographs taken in the beating heart of America’s Silicon Valley, a place that by Niall O’Brien’s account was packed to the gills with cutting-edge technology yet had no aesthetic at all – except for the surrounding mountains and opportunistic nature. O’Brien spent four months living …

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Yinka Ilori’s Playground Enjoys a New Lease of Life after LDW 2017

SEEN loved Yinka Ilori’s Estate Playground, which debuted at citizenM in Shoreditch during LDF 2017. So often installations can be a blink-and-you-miss-it experience, destined to live on after the event in art storage facilities. So, we are delighted to hear that citizenM has donated Estate Playground to the Bow Arts charity, who have re-installed it …

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Drawing Under the Influence: Hayden Kays’ DRINK DRAWINGS

Well, this is refreshing – in every sense of the word. SEEN hears that artist Hayden Kays is feeling hung-over ahead of the opening for his first solo exhibition of 2018. The clue is in the title: “Drink Drawings” – a new show at For.Fuk.Sake on March 29th consisting of a series of intoxicating illustrations, …

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My Furry Lady: the Art of Marion Peck at Dorothy Circus Gallery

SEEN can safely say that there is nowhere quite like Dorothy Circus Gallery in Notting Hill. It is the very antithesis of the white, clinical art gallery that abounds in the capital. From the beautiful yet disquieting pop surrealist art that is the passion of gallery director Alexandra Mazzanti, to the welcoming gallery itself complete …

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Art on a Postcard Presents their Secret Auction at The Other Art Fair

Regular readers of SEEN will know that we just love the charitable initiatives set up by Art on a Postcard. They bring art lovers (and it must be said, auction-lovers) together for the support of the Hepatitis C Trust, which is dedicated to raising awareness, ending discrimination and being a hub for information and representation …

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Reveries of the Generative Mind: Expanding Systems at APT Gallery

SEEN makes no apology for riffing on Werner Herzog’s film on the Internet’s birth. Indeed that film would be the ideal companion piece to the latest fascinating exhibition taking place in Deptford’s APT Gallery. Expanding Systems explores the analogue, digital, generative and abstract production of art and how much it’s about the process as much …

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Humphrey Ocean: ‘I’ve No Idea Either’ at Sims Reed Gallery

SEEN keenly anticipates Sims Reed Gallery ‘s first exhibition of their 2018 programme – I’ve No Idea Either. The solo exhibition by British contemporary artist Humphrey Ocean RA takes place from 16th February – 16th March 2018. Though best known as a painter, Ocean discovered printmaking in recent years, in which he depicts everyday life …

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Super Sharp: The First Instalment of ‘RTRN II JUNGLE’

Regular readers of SEEN will know what fans we are of the Fashion Space Gallery at the London College of Fashion in John Prince’s Street. It’s a place where it is possible to gauge current cultural attitudes as they happen. ‘Super Sharp’ is the first in a series of exhibitions and events exploring the style, sound and Rave Culture in the nineties. It starts on Thursday 1st February and runs until Saturday 21st April 2018.