Fitzrovia has gone from strength to strength over the last few years, quickly establishing itself as perhaps London’s most exciting art scene. To celebrate the wealth of talent and creativity in the area, gowithYamo are delighted to launch Yamo Lates, running from 6pm until 9:30pm on 25th May. Marking the opening night of gowithYamo Presents: Kay Gasei’s Black Box Series at Coningsby Gallery, we’ve partnered with eight Fitzrovia galleries for an evening of exclusive viewings, live paintings and chances to meet artists, from long-time Fitzrovia residents RHODES Contemporary Art and Pi Artworks to exciting commercial galleries new to the area VITRINE and WORKPLACE.
50 Mortimer St, London W1W 7RP
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Taking as inspiration the French phrase L’appel du vide, describing the desire to jump or fall from high places, Manchester-based artist Robin Megannity’s paintings thrive in the apparently contradictory state where the ubiquitous meets the sublime. In drawing comparisons between the melancholy stillness of Northern European still-life paintings with contemporary digital image-making Megannity’s work breaks down boundaries both formal and temporal.
38 Riding House St, London W1W 7ES
6:00pm - 8:30pm
The third solo show of Jamie Fitzpatrick with VITRINE, Psycho Home Counties utilises sculpture, paintings on paper, animatronics and audio for trip down a tangled narrative blending personal experiences with British folklore. Personal and collective mental health and illnesses shape an alternate vision of the Home Counties, providing a stark look into the contemporary national consciousness through emotion, folklore and humour.
139 Whitfield St, London W1T 5EN
6:00pm - 9:00pm
The inaugural pop-up exhibition of Toxic Arts collective, Vandal takes an eye to the history of graffiti, questioning just where the value in art comes from, and why the value ascribed to painting and sculpture is disregarded when it comes to so-called ‘vandalism’. With the roots of graffiti stretching back to ancient times, its importance is investigated in works by Liam Fallon, Peter Fried, Fipsi Seilern, Chris Cawkwell, Blok and Arlo Sinclair.
Join for Vandal’s opening night, a private view featuring drinks and artists Chris Cawkwell and Pang available for questions.
61 Great Portland St, London W1W 7LL
6:00pm - 9:00pm
In February 2020, just one month before the spread of the global pandemic, artist Tavar Zawacki left his home in Berlin and moved to Bali, Indonesia. There, in the months of restriction brought about by the pandemic, he would paint in isolation for 9-10 hours a day, developing new artistic styles in the process. While not originally conceived with an exhibition in mind, the pieces now work as an expression of personal - and global - anxieties caused by the event, channelled into a healthy and positive practice.
Be sure to visit to purchase original works, along with print editions!
55 Eastcastle St, London W1W 8EG
6:00pm - 9:00pm
The works of emerging Nigerian contemporary painters Cherry Aribisala and David Olatoye are spotlighted in this duo exhibition, with a dialogue between the two artists stretching between their respective homes of the UK and Nigeria. Celebrating creativity as an emotional outlet, the differing styles of the painters complement each-other, and come together for a call for self-liberation from the restrictive identities of everyday life.
This also marks the opening night of Tête-a-Tête, featuring drinks, curatorial insights from co-curators Kayode Adegbol and Jade Turanli, and Cherry Aribisala and David Olatoye available for questions.
2nd Floor, 53 Great Portland St, London W1W 7LG
5:00 pm - 8:00pm
In questioning the very nature of what makes an image an image, artist Maya Balcioglu considers every element of her works meticulously. A philosophical delve into the nature of materials, KATABASIS: journey to the underworld considers the various different elements that make up an artwork, both abstract and figurative, to investigate the very nature of art itself.
This will also be the exhibition’s opening night, so come along for drinks, private viewing and questions available with artist Maya Balcioglu.
37 Rathbone St, London W1T 1NZ
6:30pm - 8:30pm
The second solo European exhibition of Indian artist Girjesh Kumar Singh tackles the history of humanism. The artist’s interest in physiognomy manifests itself in his installation of 15 meticulously-sculpture human heads, created from the rubble of destroyed buildings around where he lives, and the exhibition is complemented by the accompanying exhibition Looking at the Human, showcasing a collection of sculptural heads from 450 BC - early 20th Century.
Join for Life in the Rubble’s opening night, with drinks and artist Girjesh Kumar Singh available for questions.
30 Tottenham St, London W1T 4RJ
6:30pm - 9:30pm
Yamo Lates centres around the opening night of the latest exhibition organised by gowithYamo, in partnership with contemporary artist Kay Gasei. To echo the spontaneous nature of his sketches and prototypes on display, Kay will be present and painting live at the opening, offering a unique insight into his artistic process and development.
Private view featuring live painting from artist Kay Gasei, music, and drinks kindly supplied by Alain De Loecker and Westmalle Trappist.