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Viewing Layla Andrews: Good Company

If you haven’t yet heard of Layla Andrews, you soon will. Her large-scale abstract and expressionist portraits have caught the eye of Barack Obama and Stephen Fry and been included in a number of small exhibitions around the UK. Now she’s the subject of a solo show at Soho Revue in London.

Good Company brings together a collection of surreal group scenes, selected still lives and sculptures which celebrate the importance of joy, conviviality and human interaction after a time of hardship, uncertainty and solitude. Crabs, crocodiles and cowboys populate her scenes of revelry, painted with bold colours and expressive brushstrokes.

One work shows croco-musicians playing to an imaginary audience; another depicts crocodiles and a panther tucking into a feast of shrimps and wine. Also on display is Rachel, a monumental lobster sculpture that the artist made during her time as artist in residence in Brixton Village. Made from recycled rubbish and second-hand materials, Rachel is one in a series of crustaceans named after a key female family member.

There’s something playful and absorbing about these compositions — and a dose of light-hearted fun is always a good idea. Hop to it!

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14 April 2022 — 30 April 2022
The Wick - Catinca Malaimare, Gamma and Omega hold hands, 2023, performance documentation, Zabludowicz Collection. Photo Tim Bowditch 7
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Viewing Catinca Malaimare: Gamma and Omega hold hands

The Wick - Serge Attukwei Clottey: Crossroads, Simon Lee Gallery, London, Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates
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Viewing Serge Attukwei Clottey: Crossroads

The Wick - Installation view:
Julian Opie, OP.VR@LISSON/London
©Julian Opie, Courtesy Lisson Gallery
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Viewing Julian Opie: OP.VR@LISSON/London

The Wick - Installation view of Mike Nelson, Triple Bluff Canyon (the woodshed), 2004. Various materials. M25, 2023. Found tyres. Photo: Matt Greenwood. Courtesy the artist and the Hayward Gallery.
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Viewing Nike Nelson: ‘Extinction Beckons’

The Wick - My Reality is Different, 2022 (detail);
Animation chamber, 9-channel installation, sound: 25.15 mins
© Nalini Malani; Photo: Luke Walker
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Viewing Nalini Malani: My Reality is Different

The Wick - ‘Collect’, the annual international fair produced by the Crafts Council at Somerset House in London, showcasing contemporary craft and design from 40 galleries and works from over 400 artists. Picture date: Wednesday March 1, 2023. PA Photo. The 19th edition of ‘Collect’ features textile, jewellery, furniture, ceramics, metalwork, fibre art, and glass made in the last five years. The fair runs from March 3 – 5, alongside online presentations of all participating galleries in partnership with online art marketplace, Artsy until March 12. Photo credit should read: David Parry/PA Wire.
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Viewing Collect art fair