8 Nov 2012

Three show-stoppers

The lexicons of scientific notation, classic novels and bootylicious tattoos have been co-opted by three artists exhibiting in London this month.

Alejandro Guijarro

Alejandro Guijarro: Momentum

Alejandro Guijarro visits leading quantum mechanics departments to photograph lecture hall blackboards.

Momentum — an exhibition of large-format photographs taken since 2010 — is startlingly poetic: mathematical equations in states of metaphysical unrest; incidental notations transfigured with minimum intervention. No prizes for guessing that I’m excited.

Wilmotte Gallery, .


Harland Miller

Harland Miller: The Next Life’s On Me

Sizzling with authorial wit, Harland Miller’s paintings show him to be a playful artist possessing a writer’s love of text. He has said, “Painting is the worst medium to express narrative, but perhaps the best to hit a nerve”.

Next Life’s on Me is a continuation of Miller’s irreverent reinterpretation of Penguin classic editions.

White Cube, London, .

Also showing: Overcoming Optimism is a selected survey of Miller’s work and consists of many paintings from the artist’s Penguin series (including ‘Born to Get it in The Tits Every Single Day Though’, 2012, pictured above) across several years. The show is currently at Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh and runs until .


Dr Lakra porcelain figure

Dr Lakra

Jeronimo Lopez Ramirez‘s (‘Dr Lakra’) artwork draws on legendary Mexican artists such as José Posada and Northern European artists such as Bosch, James Ensor and Goya.

His fourth solo show at Kate MacGarry consists of his signature readymades and a wide range of artist books made over the last twenty years: books of erotica with figures tattooed in ink by the artist, sketchbooks, sourcebooks for tattoos, collaged antique books and reproductions of rare and unusual record covers.

Kate MacGarry, London, .

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