Huma Bhabha

22 November 2016 - 28 January 2017

Huma Bhabha's second solo exhibition at Stephen Friedman Gallery will present an ambitious new body of work. The show will include three new carved cork sculptures, large-scale drawings with collage on photographs and a new clay and mixed media sculpture. The new work continues Bhabha's investigation into figuration, drawing inspiration from a wide spectrum of references that cross genres, time, art history, continents and popular culture. From Ancient Gandharan ruins to the instant contemporary ruins of stressed, urban infrastructure, time becomes another malleable material in Bhabha's toolbox.

YInka Shonibare MBE... and the wall fell away

28 September 2016 - 11 November 2016
Opening for Frieze week in October 2016, Yinka Shonibare MBE presents his sixth solo exhibition at Stephen Friedman Gallery titled ‘...and the wall fell away'. The show marks a pivotal moment in the artist's practice with the complete absence of the Dutch wax batik textiles for which he is known. Shonibare removes the fabric altogether and uses the batik designs in new forms; mural painting, bronze sculpture, screen prints on canvas and the appropriation of classical sculpture.

 

Jim Hodges

10 June 2016 - 23 July 2016
Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to present its fourth exhibition by multi-disciplinary American artist Jim Hodges. Here Hodges presents a new body of work consisting of sculpture, drawings and paintings. These works chart new directions for Hodges, building on his continuing rearranging of concepts of nature. Works are installed in both gallery spaces.

Horizon That Appears Out of The Sleepy Woods

28 April 2016 - 1 June 2016
‘Horizon That Appears Out of The Sleepy Woods' brings together work by four Japanese artists: Yusuke Asai, Takanobu Kobayashi, Kyoko Murase and Syozo Taniguchi. Each artist lives and works in and around Tokyo and has never exhibited in London before. Selected by Yoshitomo Nara, the exhibition runs concurrent with Nara's own show.

Yoshimoto Nara

28 April 2016 - 1 June 2016
Stephen Friedman Gallery is proud to present its fourth exhibition of new work by internationally acclaimed Japanese artist, Yoshitomo Nara. He returns to the gallery following recent solo exhibitions at Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan; Asia Society Museum, New York; Asia Society Hong Kong Center and Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland. Along with Yayoi Kusama and Takashi Murakami, Yoshitomo Nara is considered one of the most important living contemporary Japanese artists. This exhibition consists of new paintings on canvas, paintings on cotton mounted wood panel and works on paper.

David Shrigley: Drawings and Paintings

18 March 2016 - 20 April 2016
Stephen Friedman Gallery is proud to present its eighth solo show by acclaimed British artist David Shrigley. Using acrylic paint and oil stick, he returns to his ubiquitous satirical combination of drawing and text with new large-scale works on paper. Working with oil stick for the first time, here Shrigley riffs on Op Art, with insertions of dry humour that cut to the point of human nature and everyday situations.

Andreas Eriksson: Röta, bråka, skäkta och häckla

10 February 2016 - 12 March 2016
Eriksson's second exhibition at the gallery is comprised of two new bodies of work: tapestries woven from untreated Swedish linen and paintings that exude a bold palette of sun-bleached colours. The works create a dramatic window onto the Nordic vista and investigate the relationship between the environment and our experience in it. The title of the show, ‘Röta, bråka, skäkta och häckla' is Swedish for the four stages of the linen-making process, and is left intentionally abstract for a non-Swedish speaking audience.

Albers & the Bauhaus

10 February 2016 - 12 March 2016
Albers & the Bauhaus will make its focus the world-changing designs that emerged out of the revisionist school founded in 1919 by the architect Walter Gropius. Central to the exhibition will be work made by Josef Albers in the 20's and 30's. Albers was a key player in the movement, joining as a student in 1920 and leaving a master in 1933, when the Bauhaus closed under pressure from the National Socialists.