Three intriguing shows open this Thursday (28th), none of them in Shoreditch. RSVPs required for all these events.
Giles Walker and Candice Tripp:
I’m Never Shopping Here Again
Anyone who saw Giles Walker’s “Last Supper” gothic bacchanalian animatronics extravaganza at Black Rat Press back in 2012 will be praying for more of the same, though how his more potty mouthed creations might interact with the waif-child terror of Candice Tripp will be fascinating to see. This is just on Lower Marsh at the far exit from the Leake St tunnels and the gallery is saying that all private view slots are fully booked and your best bet if you aren’t booked is to catch the public opening from Saturday.
John Tsombikos – The Borf Show
Although this was very much a Washington/East Coast thing, quite a few here in the UK will recall observing the mist of confusion and controversy among American fans as to whether Borf was a collective, a concept or a tagger. The spirit of whimsical slogans and tagging captured on canvas, or abstract colour scribbles?
11 Rathbone Place, London, W1T 1HR
Cyclops: The Way Of All Flesh
We’ve been big fans of the work of Cyclops for many years, a fine art education has moved him on a long way from the Basquiatesque images of the middle of the last decade. What is curious is the reversion to his street artist pseudonym rather than the real name that has appeared over the door in more recent shows.
8 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D 4DG
All photos: stolen from galleries’ blurb