Kevin Brisco Jr
But I Hear There Are New Suns


On until 18 November 2023

This show could have been solid five-star material. But I only got to see it through the gallery’s window because the staff didn’t let me come in a quarter of an hour before their official preview even though the door was wide open. That’s for the best because what I did see – paintings of foliage familiar in style from Ikea wallpapers that the press release claims are metaphors for “colonisation and migration of bodies across the Atlantic” – deserved even less attention.

notes and notices are short and curt exhibition reviews. Read more:

Pauline Boty at Gazelli Art House ★★★★☆

Pauline Boty

A Portrait


This exhibition mixes the woman and her legend, but without the air of mystery she enjoyed during her lifetime.

Wilhelm Sasnal at Sadie Coles ★★★☆☆

Wilhelm Sasnal


Only in flights of anger does this vision come close to becoming believable.

Carole Ebtinger, Esther Gatón at South Parade ★★☆☆☆

Carole Ebtinger, Esther Gatón

phosphorescence of my local lore


Rot overpowered this subject and came for the object next. 

Stuart Middleton, The Human Model at Carlos/Ishikawa ★★☆☆☆

Stuart Middleton

The Human Model


An interest in material is core to this practice but Middleton mistrusts his instincts.

Sibylle Ruppert, Frenzy of the Visible at Project Native Informant ★★★★☆

Sibylle Ruppert

Frenzy of the Visible


This is the fodder of DeviantArt and the last year’s AI engines.

Sin Wei Kin, Portraits at Soft Opening ★★☆☆☆

Sin Wei Kin



This exhibition combines the most vulgar of all art school tropes: juvenile narcissism, NFT kitsch, and mindless referentialism.