Threaded Stories

29 November 2013 - 25 January 2014
Stephen Friedman Gallery is delighted to announce its winter exhibition, Threaded Stories, which will take place in both gallery spaces. The exhibition brings together the work of seven international artists who incorporate threaded material in their multidisciplinary practices: Tonico Lemos Auad, Mark Barrow, Geta Brătescu, Sheila Hicks, Ruth Laskey and Fred Sandback.

Kehinde Wiley: The World Stage: Jamaica

15 October 2013 - 16 November 2013
Stephen Friedman Gallery is delighted to announce that it will host ‘The World Stage: Jamaica', coinciding with Frieze London, Kehinde Wiley's first ever UK solo exhibition. Born in 1977, Wiley has already achieved international recognition for his highly naturalistic paintings of contemporary urban men adopting heroic poses directly referencing classical portraiture. 'The 'World Stage', Wiley's vast and celebrated body of work, has previously focused on Brazil, China, Israel, Nigeria, Senegal and Sri Lanka, with exhibitions held in museums and galleries in Europe and the USA.

Stephan Balkenhol

4 September 2013 - 8 October 2013
Stephen Friedman Gallery is delighted to present an exhibition of new work by German artist Stephan Balkenhol. This is the artist's eighth exhibition at the gallery and follows his recently unveiled monument to Richard Wagner in Leipzig and an installation at St Elizabeth Church, Kassel, to coincide with Documenta 13. Continuing his devotion to exploring the role of the figure in contemporary art, the exhibition combines an oversized ballerina figure, a series of wooden screens, adorned with Balkenhol's photographic prints, plus a selection of figurative column works and reliefs.

Jiro Takamatsu

11 June 2013 - 27 July 2013
Stephen Friedman Gallery is proud to present an exhibition by Japanese artist Jiro Takamatsu (1936 - 1998). This is the first solo presentation of Takamatsu's work to be held in London, featuring a group of rarely before seen works on paper alongside his celebrated Shadow Paintings, sculptures and installations dating from 1967 to 1997.

Andreas Eriksson: Coincidental Mapping

27 April 2013 - 30 May 2013
Stephen Friedman Gallery is delighted to announce its first exhibition of work by Andreas Eriksson. Born in 1975, this is the Swedish artist's first solo exhibition in the UK and follows his lauded presentation for the Nordic Pavilion at the 2011 Venice Biennale. Eriksson's acutely atmospheric paintings, tapestries, sculptures and photographs relate to his daily life and the natural surroundings of his native Scandinavia. This body of work sits somewhere between abstraction and figuration, creating an enigmatic window to the outside world that feels at once familiar and mysterious.

Mamma Andersson: Gooseberry

27 April 2013 - 30 May 2013
Stephen Friedman Gallery is delighted to announce an exhibition of new paintings by established Swedish artist Mamma Andersson. This is the artist's fourth solo exhibition at the gallery and follows highly acclaimed survey shows at Moderna Museet, Sweden; Camden Arts Centre, UK and Aspen Art Museum, USA.

Yinka Shonibare MBE: Pop!

16 March 2013 - 20 April 2013
Stephen Friedman Gallery is delighted to announce a solo exhibition of new works by Yinka Shonibare, MBE. This exhibition of all new works focuses on the corruption, excess and debauchery that have in part led to the current economic crisis. With characteristic wit and critique, Yinka Shonibare explores the contemporary worship of luxury goods and the behaviour of the banking industry while referencing well known iconography and art historical homage - most notably in his creation of a large tableau based on Leonardo da Vinci's ‘The Last Supper'.

Judith Lauand: The 1950s

8 February 2013 - 9 March 2013
Stephen Friedman Gallery is delighted to present an exhibition of works by Brazilian artist Judith Lauand. Born in 1922, this is the artist's first solo show in Europe and brings together a unique selection of paintings, drawings, gouaches and collages from the 1950s. The exhibition traces Lauand's creative development and charts her pioneering of Concrete Art over the course of this important decade.