25 Years

Stephen Friedman Gallery celebrates 25 years with this exhibition taking place in both galleries on Old Burlington Street in Mayfair, its home since 1995. This unique event showcases the diversity of the gallery programme by celebrating its history whilst also looking ahead to the future.

New and historic works by each of the gallery’s 29 artists will be featured in the show. Many of the artists in the exhibition – notably Mamma Andersson, Yinka Shonibare CBE and David Shrigley – have been with the gallery from its infancy, marking a long and fruitful collaboration over the past three decades. Works will include a new and highly naturalistic painting by Kehinde Wiley that continues the artist’s investigation into the hierarchies and conventions of classical portraiture; a hand-coloured edition made especially for the exhibition by David Shrigley that references the longevity of the gallery’s history with typical, irreverent humour; a new large-scale painting by Denzil Forrester that captures the vibrant atmosphere of Jamaica’s nightlife; a new figurative painting by Deborah Roberts of an African-American adolescent exploring themes of race, identity and gender politics; and a new painting by Lisa Brice that continues the artist’s interrogation of the male gaze.

An illustrated catalogue looking back at the past 25 years will accompany the show, with contributions including texts by Mamma Andersson, Marcia Fortes, Jennifer Higgie, Howard Rachofsky and David Shrigley.

Duration 25 September 2020 - 07 November 2020
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Cost Free
Venue Stephen Friedman Gallery
Address 25-28 Old Burlington Street, London, W1S 3AN
Contact / info@stephenfriedman.com / www.stephenfriedman.com/

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