Nancy Rubins at the Gagosian Gallery, Britannia Street

The sheer physicality of Nancy Rubins’s sculpture is initially overpowering. Her work comes out of the American tradition of heavy metal sculpture such as the crushed cars of John Chamberlaine.She started scavenging thrift stores when she left college in the early 70s and making assemblages of discarded electrical appliances and such like. In 1981 her…

Andreas Gursky at the Hayward Gallery

The galleries at the Hayward have reopened with a spectacular show of Andreas Gursky. The galleries themselves have been transformed, in particular the ones upstairs. They are huge and wonderfully light, in every sense of the term. The result is exhilarating. Gursky is an artist who has expanded the category of photograph in a way…