Pelham Picks

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

The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection

The Tate Modern offers an once-in-a-lifetime chance to view Sir Elton John’s photography collection. The exhibition showcases works from Imogen Cunningham, Tina Modotti, Aleksander Rodchenko and includes portraits of Matisse, Picasso, and Breton. Featuring over 70 artists and 150 rare prints, Sir Elton John’s gives a comprehensive look at the modernist period of the 1920s – 50s.
Exhibition Dates: 10 November 2016 – 7 May 2017

Pat Steir at Dominique Levy

Dominique Levy presents an exhibition of Pat Steir’s paintings, which will be the artist’s first solo exhibition in London in twenty-six years. The exhibition will feature works dated between 1990 to 2011, and will also show the artist’s celebrated Waterfall series.
Steir began working on the Waterfall paintings in the 1980s and continues to work on them today. Using the canvas as a space to contemplate, Steir’s artistic technique involves applying oil pigment with varying degrees of force and from different heights. As a result, Steir’s works are highly textured, shimmering in places and multi-layered in others.
Private view: Tuesday 8 November, 6-8pm

Looking at one thing and thinking of something else

A Group Show in Four Parts



To mark the fifth anniversary of Carroll/Fletcher, founding director Jonathon Carrol brings together the artists represented by the gallery in a unique exhibition that will span over four parts. Exploring the impact of digital technology on the production, consumption and distribution of art, each month the exhibition will focus on a different set of themes. To complement each exhibition will be discussions which consider the artworks in relation to larger contextual issues, such as the challenges of collecting and preservation.
Jonathon Carroll in Conversation with Filipa Ramos: Wednesday 9 November, 7pm
Private view: Thursday 10 November, 6-8pm