25 November 2014 - 23 January 2015Stephen Friedman Gallery is delighted to present the first UK solo exhibition of Melvin Edwards, one of America's foremost contemporary sculptors. Celebrating a pioneer in the history of contemporary African-American art and spanning five decades, the exhibition brings together a compelling body of work including large and small-scale sculptures, drawings and a site-specific installation.
Tom Friedman: Gravity
14 October 2014 - 15 November 2014Tom Friedman is celebrated for his unique and meticulous approach to art making. Painstakingly created, his works often appear pre-fabricated, before closer inspection reveals remarkable attention to detail and handicraft. The artist celebrates the acts of construction and destruction through an alchemic transformation of unexpected materials, including Styrofoam and flock. In his artworks, materials and concepts explode and implode both literally and metaphorically.
Kendell Geers: Crossing the Line
9 September 2014 - 4 October 2014Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to present Kendell Geers' fifth exhibition at the gallery which follows his recent major retrospective at the Haus der Kunst in Munich, Germany. Born in South Africa and now living in Belgium, the show's title 'Crossing the Line' recalls both the journey of the artist's cultural heritage crossing the equator and his recent move into painting.
4 x 4
13 June 2014 - 26 July 2014Stephen Friedman Gallery is delighted to present ‘4 x 4', a historical exhibition of art and design which focuses on four key art movements occurring simultaneously across four continents in the 1960s and 1970s. It brings together some of the most innovative and important artists and furniture designers of that period and includes artists previously unseen in the UK.
2 May 2014 - 7 June 2014Stephen Friedman Gallery is delighted to present an exhibition of new paintings by acclaimed British painter Ged Quinn. This is the artist's second show at the gallery, following his recent retrospective at New Art Gallery Walsall and his exhibition at Galerie Rudolfinum in Prague. Featuring new paintings in all four galleries, this show will offer fresh insight into the artist's practice.
Study from the Human Body
14 March 2014 - 26 April 2014Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to present 'Study from the Human Body', a group exhibition that pivots around two legendary twentieth century artists: Francis Bacon and Henry Moore. The show captures the complex discourse on the human form by aligning the timeless influence of these two masters with a diverse group of international contemporary artists working today.
5 February 2014 - 8 March 2014Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to present Argentinian artist Manuel Espinosa's first ever European solo exhibition. Considered one of South America's most innovative painters, Espinosa (1912-2006) was a leading proponent of Concrete art who embraced variation as a true method of exploring and understanding form. This exhibition, organised with the estate of the artist, includes paintings from 1968-1970 and drawings from 1968-1983 and follows on from the artist's major 2013 retrospective at Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires.