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Maribelle Bierens

January 10, 2023 3:03 PM


After a winter break, galleries around London present their first exhibitions of the year. If this selection of exhibits shows anything about the year that’s ahead, it’s that it is going to be an extraordinary one.

Good Eye Projects at Christie’s

Good Eye Projects, one of London’s newest artist residency programmes, will present the works from their first residents at Christie’s this Thursday. As part of Next at Christie’s, the auction house non-selling exhibition initiative of works by the next generation of artists in their St. James’ galleries, the exhibition brings together works of  Kate Burling, Eva Dixon, Vilte Fuller, Henry Gibbs, Choon Mi Kim and Abi Ola. 

The private view for the show is this Thursday, the 12th of January, and you can visit the show until the 20th of January, 2023. 

Kate Burlington (left) and Henry Gibbs (right) at Good Eye Projects. Image rights Good Eye Projects.

‘Hysteria’, at Gillian Jason Gallery

In this group show, Gillian Jason Gallery presents twelve international women artists who raise questions about the consequences of gender bias in contemporary medicine. Throughout history, the misunderstanding of the female body throughout history has led to widespread misdiagnosis and lack of treatment for both physical and mental health conditions for women worldwide.  

Exhibiting artists Daisy Collingride, Eve de Haan, Zarina Khan, YaYa Yajie Liang, Tolu Magbagbeola, Abigail McGinley, Michelle Nguyen, Mizuki Nishiyama, Cosima Ross, Esther Sarto, Sitaara Stodel, Olivia Valentine. 

The private view for the show is this Thursday, the 12th of January, and you can visit the show until the 18th of February, 2023.

Michelle Nguyen, ‘Gorgoneion’, 2022. Image rights of the artist. 

‘CONSCIOUS UNCONSCIOUS’ at Pippy Houldsworth Gallery

Pippy Houldsworth Gallery brings together new paintings by Katarina Caserman, Héloïse Chassepot, Saskia Colwell, Li Hei Di, Zoe McGuire and Alexis Soul-Gray. Conscious Unconsious explores the articulation and meaning of desire through diverse and distinctive methods. The participating artists interrogate a range of connected themes, including fantasy, sexuality – in particular, the repression or suggestion thereof – and memory. 

The show opens Wednesday the 11th, and you can visit the exhibition until the 4th of February, 2023

Zoe McGuire, ‘Red Extension’, 2022, oil on canvas, 152.4 x 121.9 cm⁠. Image rights of the artist. 

‘(It’s My Party) I Can Cry If I Want To’ at Guts Gallery

For their first exhibition of 2023, Guts Gallery celebrates the ‘grotesque;’ in (It’s My Party) I Can Cry If I Want To. In this exhibition, the gallery shows ten women artists exploring visual motifs around birthdays, hysteria and consumption. The exhibition is co-curated by Guts Gallery Founder Ellie Pennick and artist Ariane Heloise Hughes. Exhibiting artists: Victoria Cantons, Elsa Rouy, Olivia Sterling, Viltė Fuller, Ariane Heloise Hughes, Catherine Mulligan, Juno Calypso, Brittany Shepherd, Xu Yang and Caroline Zurmely.

The opening of the show is on the 13 January, and you can see the exhibition until the 2nd of February, 2023

Artwork by Brittany Shepherd. Image rights of Brittany Shepherd.

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