Kalliopi Lemos: In Balance at Gazelli Art House

Haunting studies in pressure and freedom at the London-based artist's new show

On a video screen in a gallery in London’s upmarket Mayfair area, a woman trapped in a spheric metal cage rolls across a floor, fruitlessly attempting to break out. It’s one image of many in Kalliopi Lemos’ latest exhibition, “In Balance,” looking at the individual’s relationship with the world surrounding us. The unifying theme of the fascinating show is balance, and the pursuit of freedom …

Private White V.C., Mayfair

The historical British brand opens its second store in London

Manchester-made British brand Private White V.C. (named after WWI hero Private Jack White) has expanded its reach in the south with a second London store, selling the label’s military and motorcycle racing-inspired clothes. The new shop is located on the elegant Duke Street in Mayfair, London, and complements Private White’s existing store on Lambs Conduit Street. It’s a stylish, modern space with a more “premium …

Barnaby Barford’s Seven Deadly Sins

The infamous Catholic doctrine takes a look in the mirror in the UK ceramicist's latest show

by Sabine Zetteler Never one to shy away from making a bold statement, ceramics artist Barnaby Barford‘s new exhibition “The Seven Deadly Sins”—currently showing at London’s David Gill Gallery—addresses biblical maladies in a tellingly ironic form of ornate mirrors. In interpreting the Catholic church’s long-condemned weaknesses and literally reflecting each one back to the viewer—in frames of deceptively sweet flowers and vibrant colors—Barford examines the …