Last Chance To See - July 2014
It’s now or never to see some of the best exhibitions in London that closing this month or early August.
Here are some must-sees before the month of July is through...
Dr Harold Edgerton: Abstractions @ the Michael Hoppen Gallery
Whether following the path of a speeding bullet, an egg in a fan, or a flare and cows at Stonehenge, Dr Edgerton’s photographs forensically make time stand still. This clinical approach is unsurprising, given that Edgerton was a trailblazing US scientist.
Our pick: Did you hear the one about the Wimbledon champion playing with 19 racquets? Surely, even Iranian tennis trick shot legend Mansour Bahrami couldn’t manage that one. An extraordinary print from the Edgerton Archive depicts Pancho Gonzales at the start of his trophy-laden career in 1949 pomp. It gives the illusion of having a many-racketed advantage over his opponent, tracing the bat’s trajectory, thanks to multiple exposure. Stunning.
See it by: Saturday 2nd August
Fiona Banner: Mistah Kurtz - He’s Not Dead @ PEER
What happens when you commission a war photographer to examine the heart of financial London? The answer is revealed here in all its darkness, as Paolo Pellegrin’s brooding studies seem to find conflict at every corner.
Our pick: An empty champagne bottle propping up a table. The imagery here is obvious yet striking.
See it by: Saturday 26th July
MF Husain: Master of Modern Indian Painting @ Victoria & Albert Museum
Animated Hindu festivals, bustling cities and iconic figures, all India’s eclectic life is here as Husain’s final nine pieces go on show for the first time.
See it by: Sunday 27th July
Anne Redpath: 12 Paintings @ The Fine Art Society
Rarely has an artist made still life seem so vivid and alive. The late Scottish painter combined radiant hues with an understated palette and also drew on her father’s tweed designing experience.
See it by: Thursday 31st July
M.F. Husain, Ganesha, 2008, Courtesy of Usha Mittal © Victoria and Albert Museum, London