Surround yourself with marvellous art this March, from an arresting new photographic exhibition at the Barbican to a celebration of surrealism in Mayfair
Salon 004: Philip Pearlstein: Paintings 1990-2017, Saatchi Gallery
Believed to be an instrumental cog in the 21st-century revival of realist works, 93-year-old American artist Philip Pearlstein has unveiled his first solo exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery, where eight of his acclaimed, large-scale nude paintings are on display, dating 1990-2017.
Until 25 March, King’s Road, SW3, saatchigallery.com
Another Kind of Life: Photography on the Margins, Barbican
Immerse yourself in a compelling new photographic exhibition at the Barbican, which celebrates the subcultures of society. It brings together 20 photographers from across the globe including Diane Arbus, one of the first photographers to document marginalised social groups. The candid and eye-opening exhibition takes you from the backstreets of New York to an underground nightclub in Tokyo, promoting a positive message of change and diversity. The exhibition is part of a new Art and Change season, which examines social and political landscapes.
25 February – 28 May 2018, Silk Street, EC2Y, barbican.org.uk
Intimate Immensity by George Taylor, Pangolin London
Be entranced this March by George Taylor’s kaleidoscopic works of art, painstakingly created using trademark exotic feathers. In her first major solo show since 2008, she presents large-scale, erotically-charged work, including a 7ft tall piece made from ethically sourced, resplendent crow and cockerel feathers.
7 March – 14 April 2018, Kings Place, 90 York Way, N1, pangolinlondon.com
All Too Human: Bacon, Freud and a Century of Painting Life, Tate Britain
This hotly-anticipated show celebrates leading British artists and their intimate, raw depiction of the human form. It features rare and notable work by Lucien Freud, Francis Bacon, Frank Auerbach, Jenny Saville and Paula Rego. Watch the video below for a glimpse into the exhibition.
28 Feb 2018 – 27 Aug 2018, Millbank, Westminster, SW1P, tate.org.uk
Hauser & Wirth
A visit to Hauser & Wirth over the next couple of months comes up trumps, with two separate exhibitions: one offering a contemporary take on still life by Matthew Day Jackson; the other mixed media collages that explore the found image, by revered American conceptual artist, Lorna Simpson. Her inaugural exhibition includes a work made up of 40 photo collages, often focusing on the female form.
Matthew Day Jackson: Still Life and the Reclining Nude; Lorna Simpson: Unanswerable, both 1 March – 28 April, 23 Savile Row, W1S, hauserwirth.info
Sturtevant: Vice Versa, Thaddaeus Ropac
The first posthumous exhibition of Elaine Sturtevant's work celebrates her as master making of reproductions with a twist. The conceptual American artist famously replicated famous works of art by Andy Warhol, Frank Stella and Marcel Duchamp and in doing so, questioned its purpose and authenticity.
Sturtevant: Vice Versa, 23 February – 31 March, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, 37 Dover Street, W1S, ropac.net
Surrealism: A Conversation, Olivier Malingue
For those whose appreciation of surrealism goes beyond Salvador Dalí and misshapen clocks, a show that delves deep into the movement’s origins, agenda and cultural impact is always welcome news. This is rare chance to view work by Jean Arp, Óscar Domínguez, Max Ernst, René Magritte and Salvador Dalí, dating from 1923 to the early 1960s.
Surrealism: A Conversation, 2 March – 12 May, Olivier Malingue, 143 New Bond Street, W1S, oliviermalingue.com
Radiance Exhibition by Zhuang Hong Yi
Zhuang Hong Yi is the UK’s bestselling Asian artist, globally-renowned for his handcrafted, colourful ‘flower beds’, intricately crafted from rice paper. The Chinese contemporary artist pulls on Asian and Dutch influences to create his multi-media work. His resplendent rice paper manipulations are on display this month at the HOFA Gallery this month, first in St James’s, before moving to Maddox Street.
19-15 March, HOFA, 9-10 Royal Opera Arcade, SW1Y; 26 March – 8 April, HOFA, 58 Maddox Street, thehouseoffineart.com