The 5 best exhibitions to see in London at the end of May

Tabish Khan, @LondonArtCritic, picks his favorite exhibitions to see right now in London. Each one comes with a concise review to help you decide if it’s for you. Those looking for more exhibits should check out their top 5 for Mayfair, where all but one remain open.

CJ Hendry @ New Testament Church of God, Mile End

A spectacular installation in a church rains paper petals across the exhibition, with the church filling up over time. It’s a beautiful, relaxing installation that brings out the child in every visitor, and both the centerpiece and its artwork on the wall align with the church’s striking architecture. Until May 22.

When Matter Becomes Form @ Bowman Sculpture x Canopy Collections

This is a great juxtaposition of sculpture heavyweights like Rodin and Hepworth, with contemporary artists like William Cobbing’s unsettling sculptures where hands reach out as if reaching for us and Richard Butler’s figurative paintings that have a sculptural feel to them. they. Until May 27th.

David Wightman: Ariel @ Grove Square Galleries

Using textured wallpaper as his medium, David Wightman paints landscapes that are inspired by both Romantic painters and abstract colorists to create a contemporary and unique twist on the established genre of landscape painting. Until the 28th of May.

Lauren Baker: Ten days of silence on 99 projects

Inspired by her time in silent retreat, Lauren Baker created new works, including love letters to the earth, the universe, and lovers of past and future, with only the remnants of words visible, giving them a sense of universality. Alongside feminine and masculine auras and symbols, it is a deeply spiritual display. Until May 29.

Richard Stone: Knight Divided & Celina Teague: Nature Interrupted @ Kristin Hjellegjerde, Melior Place

There are a couple of great artists in the gallery with Celina Teague’s vibrant nature paintings upstairs, which lie between dreams and nightmares. While Richard Stone’s beautifully carved marble veils and sculptures look so delicate when framed, yet they are deceptively solid. Until June 4th.

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