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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 - Christian Marclay
Vertical Cuts (White Door)
Altered wooden door
194.6 x 27.5 x 13.5 cm | 76 5/8 x 10 13/16 x 5 5/16 in.
© Christian Marclay. Photo © White Cube (Theo Christelis)
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Viewing Christian Marclay: Doors

Visual Arts
The Wick - Cog X
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Doing Cog X 2023

Business, Design, Visual Arts
The Wick - Circadian Reset, 2023
Oil on canvas
150 x 130 cm
Copyright The Artist
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Viewing Dazzle Camouflage

The Wick - Gabriel de la Mora
1,707, 2023
Signed backwards and dated backwards
Acrylic on turkey feathers
11 3/4 x 11 3/4 x 1 5/8 in. / 30 x 30 x 4 cm.  © Gabriel de la Mora. Courtesy of Timothy Taylor
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Viewing Gabriel de la Mora: FRAGMENTXS

Visual Arts
The Wick - This Island Sunrise, curated by Simon Andrews, Sadie Coles HQ, London, 31 August - 24 September 2023 © The Artist/s, courtesy Simon Andrews and Sadie Coles HQ, London.
Photo: Katie Morrison
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Viewing This Island Sunrise

Design, Visual Arts
The Wick - General view of the atmosphere at the FTWeekend festival at Kenwood House on September 04, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for FTWeekend Festival - FT Live) Photograph: Eamonn M McCormack
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Doing FT Weekend Live Festival