Heaven & Earth: Prolific street artist, Sickboy (our recent interview here), opened his
“celebration of earthly sins and heavenly fantasies.” Featuring collaborations with some of his graffito buddies including D*Face, Eine, Anthony Lister, Paul Insect, Vhils, Conor Harrington, Xenz, Word to Mother, Will Barras, Eelus, Mudwig and Hush as well as an actual confessional with a priest (at least he was in during last night’s private view) and plenty of “sick” artwork that’s as colourful as it is ponderous and as childlike as it is expertly executed. Interested? Best check it out ASAP, the show is on until 6 November at the Old Truman Brewery Gallery, Dray Walk, 91 Brick Lane, E1 6QL. Free.
Borough and Lane: Right round the corner from the Sickboy show, Evan Hecox is exhibiting a series of new works on paper. The subject matter is pure London “with it’s intricate network of neighbourhoods, streets, canals and old buildings that form the backdrop for it’s bustling population” with an emphasis on “areas that are less travelled by tourists and has focused instead on parts of former industrial and working-class London, going east to Shoreditch and Hoxton, to the side-streets of Camden Town, along Regent’s Canal and south to Brixton and Battersea.” On view at Stolenspace, Old Truman Brewery, Dray Walk, 91 Brick Lane, E1 6QL until 27 November. Free.
Mexico Siniestro: “Drug warlords, gangland killings, poverty, corruption, graffiti, shrines, skulls, spells and curses … and lucha libre hysteria on a massive scale” are all vividly depicted in low brown, punk rock glory at a tucked away Bethnal Green art space. Keep the Day of the Dead alive for at least a few more weeks longer at Resistance Gallery, 265 Poyser Street, E2 9RF. Free.
Savant: Showcasing an international collection of artists for an exhibition of “New Gothic Art,” Savant presents works by young artists using “precisioned techniques of Old Master painters and sculptors” who “derisively confront the contemporary art world with some of the most bizarre images a twisted mind can conjure.” The show runs until 27 November at High Roller Society, 10 Palmers Road, E2 OSY. Free.