Kehinde Wiley: In Search of the Miraculous
24 November 2017 - 27 January 2018
Stephen Friedman Gallery is proud to present internationally renowned American artist Kehinde Wiley’s second exhibition at the gallery entitled, ‘In Search of the Miraculous’. This exhibition marks a crucial moment in Wiley’s career, as he sets out to push both his artistic process and social critique in to new territory.
Presenting nine new paintings and his first three-channel artist film, Wiley interweaves the canon of art history with present day politics to investigate key subjects of migration, madness and isolation in contemporary America. This comes at a critical time when the current political administration is seeking to fortify land and sea borders with an agenda that resonates globally.
Rivane Neuenschwander: The Reading Box, The Moon, Misfortunes and Crimes
3 October 2017 - 11 November 2017'The Reading Box, The Moon, Misfortunes and Crimes' is Brazilian artist Rivane Neuenschwander's fifth exhibition at Stephen Friedman Gallery. The exhibition includes the artist's first four-channel projection, a new site-specific installation, collages and a group of her iconographic 'Ex-voto' paintings.
8 June 2017 - 29 July 2017Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new work by Los Angeles-based artist Channing Hansen. This will be the artist's first solo exhibition in the United Kingdom, as well as with the gallery. Hansen is a polymath, simultaneously pursuing interests in craft, science and technology. His large hand-knitted textiles are mounted on bare wooden stretchers and presented like paintings.
Painting on the Edge: A Historical Survey
8 June 2017 - 29 July 2017‘Painting on the Edge: A Historical Survey' brings together works by sixteen renowned masters and lesser-known artists from around the world and explores the radical approaches taken to painting in the post-war period. The exhibition focuses on artists who veered away from the traditional methods of painting by knotting or completely removing the canvas, using shaped stretchers, and testing alternative materials. Many have never been shown together before and this presentation aims to draw new and pertinent parallels between their practices.
28 April 2017 - 27 May 2017Mamma Andersson's fifth exhibition at Stephen Friedman Gallery will focus on a new series of unique woodcut prints. This will be the artist's first solo presentation dedicated to this technique and marks an exciting development in her practice. These prints are emotive scenes and portraits of "...characters who will not be pinned down: fleet of foot, they move swiftly across centuries, indifferent to mortality and geography" (Jennifer Higgie, 2017). Andersson is known fo...
17 March 2017 - 21 April 2017Stephan Balkenhol's ninth exhibition at Stephen Friedman Gallery opens in March 2017. The renowned German sculptor is recognised not only for his technical prowess, but also for his devotion to exploring figuration in contemporary art. With a career spanning over thirty years, the artist is committed to the representation of the unassuming everyday human. Balkenhol's sculptures are characterised by a textured surface that bears the marks of his craft.
17 March 2017 - 21 April 2017Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to announce a presentation of new work by Lisa Brice. This will be the artist's first exhibition dedicated to paintings on paper. Vibrant works in cobalt blue gouache will line the walls of 11 Old Burlington Street. Each work is an intimate figurative portrait of feminine power and sensuality.
This will be Brice's first exhibition at Stephen Friedman Gallery. She was born in 1968 in Cape Town and now lives and works in London, also spendi...
8 February 2017 - 10 March 2017Stephen Friedman Gallery is proud to announce Luiz Zerbini's first exhibition with the gallery. The show is comprised of large scale abstract and figurative paintings and slide collages for which he is known. The artist draws visual references from what he sees around him, borrowing from Brazilian cityscapes, lush gardens, art history and pop culture to produce his work.