Frances Hedges , Harper's Bazaar, October 4, 2019

How to make the most of London's art season

Didn't get tickets to Frieze? Try one of these inspiring exhibitions instead…

These 10 must-see exhibitions around town will introduce you to an array of talents young and old, from an African-American artist beloved by Louis Vuitton to a London-based multidisciplinary designer reflecting on the nature of time and space through the medium of sculpture.


Elise Ansel at Cadogan Contemporary

The American painter Elise Ansel takes inspiration from Old Master paintings but translates them into her own, highly contemporary visual language. "I flip the orientation and use abstraction to interrupt a destructive narrative and transform it in to a revel of colour, movement and asymmetrical balance," Ansel says of her strikingly textural work. By looking at masterpieces by Titian, Rubens and Delacroix through a feminine lens, she asks the viewer to look afresh at the male-dominated patterns of art history.

'Elise Ansel: yes I said Yes' is at Cadogan Contemporary until 18 October.

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