Pelham Picks

An exclusive look at the most illustrious private views for the week ahead

Grear Patterson: True Romance 


This week, Marlborough Contemporary will showcase True Romance, a solo exhibition of new works from the New York-based artist Grear Patterson, which appropriates its title from the cult 1993 film. 

Patterson’s mixed media works present stylised sunsets, alongside auditory and visual recreations of the Tony Scott directed picture. The exhibition explores pop-culture, imagery and processes of perception, recurrent motifs of the artist’s output. 


When: 24th June to 23rd July


Melodrama, Act 1: London




Melodrama, Act 1: London is an exhibition in two acts taking place between Luxembourg & Dayan’s London and New York gallery spaces. The show includes seven sculptures and a series of photographs that function as characters in a melodramatic play.


When: 24th June to 20 August 


Paul Kenny Land|Sea 


A new exhibition of camera-less photography by Paul Kenny at Beetles and Huxley include recent works from his series Seaworks and O'Hanami - re-imaginings of objects found along the shoreline and forest floors of Great Britain. 


The concept for Seaworks arose whilst Kenny was scouring a beach in Mayo, Ireland in 2000 and stumbled upon a bottle with a message inside that had been washed up on the shore. Inspired by the idea of nature leaving its mark on the man-made object, Kenny started cutting up bottles to create his works. 


When: 22nd June to 16th July