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Viewing A new exhibition explores how artists are employing tech and machinery to enthralling effect

Technology and machinery have become increasingly integrated into our daily lives, but how have these contemporary tools impacted the way we see and experience the world? An ambitious group exhibition at LVH Art takes on the topical theme exploring perception and the ways artists over the last century have used visual tricks on the human eye to prompt questions about mechanical and technological intervention.

Artists included range from Andy Warhol, who preempted the possibilities of technology in his creative process, to artists like Nate Lowman, who mines mass produced images and transforms them to create paintings, sculptures and installations that have a strange familiarity (see a 2023 oil painting of stacks of boxes of Tic Tacs). Also included is WangShui, who employs AI “as a kind of oracle”, as critic Brian Droitcour put it, in videos and installations that seek consciousness-shifting.

Housed in a vast, brutalist warehouse on Curzon Street, Mayfair, Double Take is the latest ‘What’s Up’ exhibition curated by the suave, London-based independent art advisor and collector, Lawrence Van Hagen. Van Hagen’s surveys, which he has been organising since 2016, have become known for mixing up established, major names with emerging, rising stars in unusual and unexpected settings. Double Take promises to be just as worthy of a visit – just be sure to book, as viewings are by appointment only.

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30 May 2024 — 22 June 2024
The Wick - Grayson Perry, Expulsion from Number 8 Eden Close, Arts Council Collection & British Council Collection, © Grayson Perry courtesy of the artist and the Victoria Miro gallery
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Viewing Grayson Perry’s monumental tapestries at Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery

The Wick - One Man and His Dog by Curtis Holder, coloured pencil and acrylic gouache on paper, 120 x 120 cm, 2022
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Viewing Tender pencil portraits of Black men by Curtis Holder capture intimate moments 

The Wick - Yayoi Kusama Pumpkin, 2024 © YAYOI KUSAMA Courtesy Ota Fine Arts, Victoria Miro, and David Zwirner Photo: George Darrell
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Viewing The tallest Yayoi Kusama Pumpkin in Kensington Gardens

The Wick - Courtesy of the Artist and Tiwani Contemporary
Photography by Deniz Guzel
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Viewing We Are Briefly Gorgeous by Joy Labinjo at Southwark Park Galleries

The Wick - Courtesy of Gillian Jason Gallery and the Artist
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Viewing Christabel Blackburn: Another Day of Sun at Gillian Jason Gallery

The Wick - Courtesy of The Design Museum
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Viewing Sixty-five years of Barbie’s life in plastic at the Design Museum