At Pace Gallery until the 17th of August are two ‘site-conditioned’ installations by veteran ‘Light and Sound’ artist Robert Irwin. As the press-release has it: “Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow & Blue³ III expands upon a dialogue with perception that has pervaded Irwin’s practice for nearly half a century and continues references to the mid-century abstraction of the painted canvases of Josef Albers and Barnet Newman.” If you’re quick you can see paintings by Albers just down the road in a group show at Waddington Custot until the 2nd.
At Rebecca Hossack until the 9th of September is the second part of a retrospective of British ‘Op’ painter David Whitaker (1938-2007).
Helen Baker has a solo exhibition of paintings at Customs House Gallery, South Shields until the 13th of September.
Yelena Popova has a show of paintings and prints ‘Lobachevsky’s Dream’ on at Bureau Gallery, Manchester, until the 30th of August.
Graham Boyd: Conversing in Colour is at Artistsmeet, Rickmansworth until the 7th of September.
David Zwirner have extended their exhibition of Donald Judd until the 19th of September. Sadie Coles have an exhibition of work by Carl Andre on until the 24th of August. Our review of both exhibitions is here.
In sharp contrast to the refined minimalism spreading over the West End, at PEER, Hoxton until the 14th of September is an exhibition of work by Caroline Achaintre, Sarah Bowker-Jones and George Young. The press-release states: “all three have produced new work and have been engaged in the selection and installation as well as the titling of the show. This collective engagement has revealed a number of common interests, particularly a shared inquisitiveness about image and object making through the languages of sculpture and painting.”
On at Cass Sculpture until the 26th of October is Eduardo Paolozzi: Sculpting History. The press-release describes Yantra, pictured above, like so: “a large-scale work composed of 3 main structural components each measuring over 200 cm in length and height. Originally commissioned by Sir Terence Conran for the Habitat playground in Wallingford, one of the main artistic intentions for this work was the encouragement of both individual and collective interactivity with sculpture. The work was originally created as part of a group of 4 other sculptures; ‘Kalasan’, ‘Manuk’, ‘Suwasa’ and ‘Trishula’. These works, dating from the mid to late 1970’s encompassed Paolozzi’s move away from coloured and patterned abstract forms and towards a direction influenced by geometric shapes and patterns and the use of alternative materials such as aluminium and steel.” Nearby at Pallant House, Chichester, is Eduardo Paolozzi: Collaging Culture (until the 13th of October) along with Modern British Collage and its Legacy (until the 29th of September).
An artist who seems to me to have a slight kinship with some of aspects of Paolozzi (though more obviously channels Jules Helion and Picasso), Thomas Scheibitz has a large solo exhibition of recent work at Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, on until the 3rd of November. The exhibition will be reviewed on abstract critical.
Lun Tuchnowski’s over-sized sculptures are on at Annely Juda until the 30th of August.
Elsewhere: The Instability of the Image at Paradise Row includes paintings by Gabriel Hartley; Overt Exchange (the first of a three part exhibition curated by Claire Undy) includes work by Sophia Starling and Yelena Popova, and is on at APT Gallery, Deptford, until the 25th of August; In-Between at Skarstedt Gallery London features expensive grey paintings by Vija Celmins, Günther Förg, David Hammons, Agnes Martin, Adam McEwen, Albert Oehlen, Richard Prince, Gerhard Richter and Christopher Wool until the 31st of August; Andreas Schulze: Looking and Listening is on at Sprueth Magers London until the 18th of August; & The Writing is on the Wall is on at Jonathan Viner, Margate, until the 21st of September.