Last year, the London Art Fair launched Platform, an area that focusses on a single theme or discipline. This year, the spotlight falls on textiles as a burgeoning and versatile artistic medium. There will be works by artists who draw on a diverse range of traditions including that of Alice Kettle, who's stitched portraits are made in collaboration with expert needleworkers from the Sindh province in Pakistan. Look out, too, for the work of Björk Haraldsdottír and Jacy Wall, who will be combining ceramics and weaving in a display that explores geometric motifs and patterns inspired by Celtic and Icelandic designs.
From left to right: Ilona Szalay, Sling, Courtesy of Arusha Gallery. Patrick Heron, Tall Black and Ochre. Julie Cockburn, Dapple Green Man, courtesy of Flowers Gallery
London Art Fair's core offering of British art continues this year with established stalwarts, such as Flowers Gallery, who will be exhibiting the work of multimedia artist Julie Cockburn. Cockburn's clever re-appropriation of vintage photographs makes for witty and colourful (not to mention desirable) images. Plus, Frederick Charles Art and Alan Wheatley Art will both be showing work by the Scottish painter Alan Davie, whose colourful canvases tapped in to a global range of traditions.
January, it has to be said, is a gloomy month, so there's every reason to head to Islington to spend a few colourful hours in the company of some top galleries. And there will be plenty for the discerning art lover to get their teeth into.
Tuesday 21 January 6pm – 9pm
Public Fair Hours
Wednesday 22 January 11am – 9pm
Thursday 23 January 11am – 9pm
Friday 24 January 11am – 7pm
Saturday 25 January 11am – 7:30pm
Sunday 26 January 11am – 5pm
|What||London Art Fair, 2020|
|Where||Business Design Centre, 52 Upper St, London, N1 0QH | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Angel (underground)|
22 Jan 20 – 26 Jan 20, 12:00 AM
|Website||Click here for more information|