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Viewing The Male Gaze: From Larry Stanton to Now

Explore the power of the male-on-male gaze at The Artist Room this July as works by a radical group of contemporary artists go on display alongside unseen drawings by Larry Stanton, the New York-based portrait artist who tragically died in 1984 of AIDS-related complications, aged just 37.

Over the course of his short life, Stanton documented in his sketches and paintings the liberating pre-AIDS queer scene and the bohemian spirit in the city and beyond. ‘People make their own faces and Larry knew this instinctively,’ said Stanton’s friend and artist David Hockney.

Elsewhere, you’ll find works by Kenneth Bergfeld, Jimmy DeSana, Paul P. and Leon Pozniakow, the multi-disciplinary artist who draws inspiration from personal memories to explore the gay experience and love. Also included are works by Cary Kwok, who is best known for his graphic drawings which depict erotic — even fetishist — scenes.

Shown together, these works reveal the beauty found in fleeting and unexpected encounters. The result is superb and will leave you wanting more.

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05 July 2022 — 30 July 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