When my friend and I sat down to lunch yesterday, I hadn’t decided which gallery to visit in the afternoon. As we named various Mayfair galleries we realised the majority were shut. And so the unusual (and light-hearted) nature of today’s post emerged. Wandering around Mayfair and Islington, I was constantly confronted with closed signs and barricaded doors.
August seems to have become a no-go zone – a holiday month when smaller exhibitions are not open to us. I appreciate all the practical and financial reasons and, yes, some argue in favour of the European mentality of closing in the hot summer months, but we don’t have hot summer months. Do we? Yesterday, for example, there was another monsoon. Why do we close?!
So, here is what I saw. Enjoy and, as you admire these wonderful ‘exhibits’, enjoy August because, seemingly, that is what the art world intends us to do!