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A FIRST BIG London show for Chris Ofili (right), the Jerwood and Turner prize-nominated man of the moment who paints super-decorative swirls smattered with lumps of elephant dung. Behind all the glitter and the silly titles lies a serious attack on society's racial and sexual stereotypes.

Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens, London W2 (0171-402 6075) to 1 Nov

Stephen Chambers is another painter whose instant, decorative appeal masks more lingering concerns. This exhibition of his subtly layered paintings selected from work made over the last seven years marks the beginning of his year-long Fellowship at Kettles Yard.

Kettles Yard, Castle Street, Cambridge (01223 352124) to 1 Nov