Something Old, Something New . . . at Fred London

by Chantal

Dan Coombs, Woman, 2012, oil on canvas, 60x45cm at Fred London Gallery

Dan Coombs, Woman, 2012, oil on canvas, 60x45cm at Fred London Gallery

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a silver sixpence in her shoe is a small but perfectly accomplished group exhibition curated by Kenny Schachter and Fred Mann at Fred London gallery. The show actually ended last Friday so I apologise for the timing of the review. If you missed it you missed a treat.

Bringing together works by Vito Acconci, Dan Coombs, Rachel Harrison, Mary Heilmann, Kadie Salmon and Franz West, this year’s summer show at Fred London was unassuming and yet packed a confident punch.

It was particularly refreshing to be given a breadth of works in different disciplines from artists spanning different career levels which complimented each other so wonderfully.

I loved the delicious and symbolic paintings of female nudes by Dan coombs and found the “confessional diary” of Vito Acconci a fascinating inclusion. We were also treated to rare paintings, and a sculpture by the late Franz West.