As one of the unsung heroes of Abstract Expressionism, Sam Francis' west coast origins have often left him the forgotten member of the 'New York School'. He turned to art as a form of therapy while battling with injuries sustained as a fighter pilot during World War II and the result is a remedy of light and colour that touches the very core. His chromatic explosions and fresh white voids project a positive energy around Bernard Jacobson's smart space in St James's and provide a comforting tonic for the soul.
Until 27 May, 28 Duke Street, jacobsongallery.com
Words by Lucy Chiswell. The Iris Letter May 2017.