South London Gallery: Exhibitions and Events in April 2017

Erik van Lieshout, Janus, 2012. HD film, colour, sound 50 minutes © Erik van Lieshout. Courtesy Maureen Paley, London.

South London Gallery, London.

ERIK VAN LIESHOUT: THREE SOCIAL WORKS
7 Apr – 11 Jun, Main Gallery, Free
Preview: 6 Apr, 6.30-8.30pm, all welcome

Erik van Lieshout’s work explores themes often rooted in his experience of living and working in the Netherlands but nevertheless relevant to contemporary experience across Europe and beyond. His SLG show brings together works that draw on socio-political observations, marginalised identities and the role of the artist in society. Three video works will be screened in an immersive architectural environment in the main gallery. Characterised by an absurdist sense of humour, the videos range from a study of cats living in the basement of St. Petersburg’s Hermitage Museum, through to interviews with the artist’s family members, and an investigation into the life of a man called Janus. Read more.


© Alicia Reyes McNamara

ALICIA REYES MCNAMARA:
NOWHERE ELSE
7 Apr – 11 Jun, First Floor Galleries, Free
Preview: 6 Apr, 6.30-8.30pm, all welcome

Following six months as the South London Gallery’s Graduate-in-Residence in the Outset Artists’ Flat, Alicia Reyes McNamara presents her first solo show in a public institution. Combining sculpture, painting and video work in the exhibition, Reyes McNamara investigates key texts by Mexican American theorist Gloria E. Anzaldúa, Dominican American writer Junot Díaz, and Cuban American poet Gustavo Pérez Firmat. Read more.


CHILDREN’S BOOK FAIR
Fri 28 Apr, 3-9pm & Sat 29 Apr
11am-6pm, Clore Studio, Free
Join us for the second South London Gallery Children’s Book Fair. Discover inspiring new reads, buy a gift, or take part in an artist-led workshop. The book fair is FREE and open to all, and features some of the best independent publishers in the UK.
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SUNDAY SPOT: NATASCHA YOUNG
Sun 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Apr, 2-4pm,
Clore Studio, Free

Join us on Sunday afternoons for hands-on activities. Throughout April sculptor Natascha Young will lead the sessions, her practice focuses on repetition and process using wood and metal materials. Bring your children for workshops which are experimental, playful and different every week. All sessions are inclusive, everyone welcome. No booking required, drop in anytime. Read more.


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Installation view: Paul Johnson, The Sunless Sea, 2015. Courtesy Focal Point Gallery, Southend.

PAUL JOHNSON: TEARDROP CENTRE
7 Apr – 18 Jun, Camden Arts Centre, Free

For this ambitious installation, British artist Paul Johnson will dismantle his entire studio and reconstruct fragments in the gallery. Johnson is interested in the potential for everyday objects and materials to transform into art works. Read more.


Erik van Lieshout, Untitled, 2013, Conte and marker on paper, 29.5 x 21 cm. Image courtesy the artist and Drawing Room, London

DRAWING BIENNIAL 2017
Exhibition until Wed 26 Apr
Artists’ tour Sat 1 Apr
Online auction Wed 12 Apr
Drawing Room, Free

An exhibition and online auction with 247 works on paper by leading international artists, starting from £250. A snapshot of contemporary drawing practices, the Biennial raises vital funds for Drawing Room’s programme. Don’t miss Erik van Lieshout’s drawing here. Read more

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