Moyra Davey, Richard Long and The First Georgians

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By Tara Contractor

Published 11 April 2014

From the streets of Soho to the landscapes of north Cornwall, everything worth seeing in the world of art this week.

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Studio Voltaire

Photographer's Gallery

Camden Arts Centre

Queen's Gallery

New Art Gallery Walsall

Tate Modern

Tara Contractor

  • Moyra Davey: life without sheets of paper to be scribbled on is masterpiece

    Camden Arts Centre, until 29 June 2014
    Visitors to Camden Arts Centre will have a chance to see video installations and photographs by Moyra Davey. The Canadian-born artist’s influences range from Mary Wollstonecraft to Jean Genet, and her images are particularly refreshing for the way that they step back from the digital world, tenderly documenting the ticket stubs, old stamps and crumpled envelopes that make up the debris of everyday life.

  • Moyra Davey, Still from Les Goddesses, 2011.

    HD video with sound, 61min. Copyright The Artist.

  • How to work together: Ella Kruglyanskaya

    Studio Voltaire, 11 April – 8 June 2014
    Using confident brushstrokes and fabulously lurid colours, New York-based artist Ella Kruglyanskaya paints women who demand to be noticed – her works for London’s Studio Voltaire promise to fill the space with fiery attitude this week. Kruglyanskaya has been commissioned by the gallery as part of the ‘How to work together’ programme, a series of artist commissions in conjunction with the city’s Chisenhale Gallery and The Showroom.

  • Ella Kruglyanskaya, Singing Maids, 2014.

    Oil and oil stick on linen. 213.4 x 167.6 cm. Courtesy: A Studio Voltaire commission, courtesy of the artist and Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York. Copyright the artist..

  • Under the Influence: John Deakin and the Lure of Soho

    The Photographers’ Gallery, until 13 July 2014
    A stylish retrospective of John Deakin’s work is now open at London’s Photographers’ Gallery. Balancing grit and glamour, Deakin’s black-and-white photographs of ungentrified Soho in the 1950s and 60s capture London’s cool, as well as glimpsing a lost world. While at the venue, visitors should view the nominees for this year’s Deutsche Börse Photography Prize, also going on display this week.

  • John Deakin, Girl in Café, late 1950s.

    © The John Deakin Archive.

  • The First Georgians

    The Queen’s Gallery in Buckingham Palace, until 12 October 2014
    The First Georgians continues celebrations to mark the 300th anniversary of the beginning of the Georgian era, following the British Library’s Georgians Revealed show. The exhibition focuses on the reigns of George I (1714-27) and George II (1727-60), and brings together a wide-ranging group of 300 works from royal residences across the UK, from imposing portrait busts to dainty snuffboxes.

  • Sir Godfrey Kneller, George II, 1716.

    Royal Collection Trust / copyright Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014.

  • Richard Long: Prints 1970-2013

    New Art Gallery Walsall, 16 April – 22 June 2014
    The New Art Gallery Walsall’s comprehensive survey of prints by Richard Long RA provides a new perspective on how Long sees and interprets the landscape. Also on display is a wall-work that Long has created using River Avon mud, and his slate sculpture Spring Circle (1992), which marked the artist’s walk through north Cornwall.

  • Richard Long, NO FOOTPRINTS, 2013.

    Offset Lithograph.

  • Henri Matisse: The Cut-outs

    Tate Modern, 17 April – 7 September 2014
    Tate Modern’s exhibition of 120 of Matisse cut-outs is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the legendary works together; read Mali Morris RA’s wonderful preview of the exhibition in the latest issue of RA Magazine. Matisse’s Riviera-bright colours will welcome spring and tantalise visitors with thoughts of summer.

    Tara Contractor is a contributor to RA Magazine.

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