in Frieze | 22 SEP 22

October at No.9 Cork Street

Opening on 7 October until 22 October, Frieze's Mayfair gallery welcomes exhibitions from Kasmin (New York), blank (Cape Town), and Wilding Cran (Los Angeles), with various events taking place throughout Frieze week.

in Frieze | 22 SEP 22

No.9 Cork Street hosts solo shows of James Nares and Zoë Paul, and a group show of Los-Angeles based artists Karon Davis, Mustafa Ali Clayton, Michelle Blade and February James.

Kasmin: James Nares, All I know

James Nares, Giotto Circle #2, 1998, 3.5 min, Hi8 video, audio, C Edition of 3 + 2 APs. Courtesy the artist and Kasmin

Kasmin will present the first UK solo survey of London-born, New York-based conceptual artist James Nares (she/her). Across a five-decade career, the artist’s cross-disciplinary practice has investigated, challenged and expanded the boundaries of the human body. Nares’ work - encompassing the traditional genres of film, music, painting, photography, and performance - examines the ways we connect to our built environment through movement, memory, and experience.

blank: Zoë Paul, Shadows over the bright and darkened lands of the earth


Zoë Paul, Untitled (white clay), 2019, Ceramic and porcelain beads, brass, steel cable, silver. Courtesy the artist and blank

Zoë Paul’s installations incorporate styles of picture making from across history - from ancient cave painting, Byzantine mosaic and classical Greek vases right through to the digital pixels that make up virtual reality. ‘Shadows over the bright and darkened lands of the earth’ is a series of three large-scale bead curtains made from handmade stoneware, terracotta, and porcelain, depicting the forms of three naked figures suspended in motion. Commissioned by MoMA for The Modern Window series, Paul’s work was presented at the Museum from September 2020 until July 2021.

Wilding Cran: The Air Upon You

Painting of woman reading map with atlas and abstract elements
Karon Davis, Lounging Nude no. 1, 2022, Plaster bandages, plaster, chicken wire, glass eyes, steel, acrylic nails, nail polish, rhinestones, door knockers, antique fainting couch. Courtesy the artist and Wilding Cran Gallery

'The Air Upon You’ showcases a selection of new works by Los Angeles-based artists Mustafa Ali Clayton, Michelle Blade, Karon Davis, and February James. The exhibition brings each artist’s explorations of the figurative into dialogue with one another. At the heart of the exhibition, Karon Davis’s white plaster Lounging Nude no.1 serves as a guiding point, setting the stage for works by Blade, Clayton, and James.

Throughout Frieze week, No.9 Cork Street will host numerous events including the West End Galleries Night on Thursday 13th October 2022, from 6pm to 8pm, with drinks kindly provided in partnership with The Dalmore. The Financial Times will take over the downstairs events space at No.9 Cork Street with an immersive pop-up show between Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th October.

October programme continues with a special presentation of Brazillian Modern Design from Ulysses de Santi and Cecilia Tanure from 28th October through to 5th of November.

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Main image: James Nares, STREET, 2011, 61 minutes, HD video Music by Thurston Moore, Edition of 6 + 2 APs. Courtesy the artist and Kasmin