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STEPHEN FRIEDMAN GALLERY

11 & 25-28 Old Burlington St, W1S 3AN
020 7494 1434

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Tuesday - Saturday: 11.00 - 17.00

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YINKA SHONIBARE CBE : AFRICAN SPIRITS OF MODERNISM
Jun 4 - Jul 31, 2021 FINAL WEEK
Drawing on themes of human hybridity and transformation, these new works juxtapose icons of European Classical antiquity with African artefacts from Picasso’s own collection. The exhibition comprises quilts that explode with colour and polymorphous forms; three hand-painted sculptures depicting mythological creatures and a new series of African masks that explores the artist’s own identity as a “post-colonial hybrid”. These new works are accompanied by an historical archive which captures Paris’ burgeoning interest in African art during the 1920s.
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LEILAH BABIRYE
Jun 4 - Jul 31, 2021 FINAL WEEK
Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to present Leilah Babirye’s first solo exhibition in the UK and Europe in June 2021, following the announcement of her representation in April 2020. This much anticipated show brings together the largest ceramic works produced by the artist to date, alongside towering wooden sculptures, masks and vibrant works on paper. Babirye’s powerful works are a testimony to her fiercely intelligent approach to the transformation of found materials. Her oeuvre examines the legacies of British colonialism in Uganda and traditional clan systems, encompassing progressive ideas regarding alternative forms of kinship, community and LGBTQI activism.
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Click to enlargeCLAIRE BARCLAY: TENUITY
Jul 23 - Aug 27, 2021
Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to present ‘Claire Barclay: Tenuity’, its fourth annual exhibition of prints by gallery artists. This iteration of ‘Multiple’ brings together series of screen prints spanning three years of the Scottish artist’s practice. In recent years, printmaking has become an increasingly important part of Barclay's work, and the artist was Printmaker in Residence at Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland between 2018 and 2019, where she further developed her print practice. This exhibition presents previously unseen works alongside newly made monoprints in advance of Barclay’s major solo exhibition at The MAC, Belfast in 2022. Claire Barclay and Katy Hessel, art historian, broadcaster and curator will be in conversation via Zoom on Saturday 24 July at 2pm. For further details please view the gallery’s website.

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