James Cohan, New York, 1 November-20 December
To mark its 20th anniversary, James Cohan presents a selection of historical works alongside new commissions by most of the artists on its roster. These range from the geometric collages of Fred Tomaselli to the minimalist sculptures of the British land artist Richard Long, from the conceptual videos of the Mexican photographer Teresa Margolles to the socio-political work of the Chinese artist Xu Zhen.
A Different Mountain
Marlborough, New York, 21 November 2019-11 January 2020
Souls Grown Deep Foundation was founded by the collector and patron William Arnett to archive and promote the contribution of 20th-century and contemporary African American artists from the rural south-eastern US. Among those he championed are Purvis Young, Thornton Dial and the Gee’s Bend quilters. His sons, Paul and Matt, present around 75 works from the family’s collection, marking its first commercial showing and including works by Lonnie Holley, Mary T. Smith, Hawkins Bolden, Joe Light, Dial and Young, as well as previously unpublished African American quilts.
Aitchison and the Beaux Arts Generation
Piano Nobile, London, 14 November 2019-29 January 2020
To mark a decade since the Scottish artist Craigie Aitchison died, Piano Nobile is setting his work in the context of contemporaries Michael Andrews, Frank Auerbach, Leon Kossoff and Euan Uglow. These figurative painters were given their first shows at the Beaux Arts gallery on Bruton Street before it closed in 1965. The exhibition mixes loans with works for sale, including an early butterfly painting, portraits and crucifixions and still-lifes by Aitchison, alongside a group of works by Andrews, Uglow’s nudes and still lifes, and early works by Auerbach and Kossoff.