“Lonesome Wife” at Seventeen Gallery would earn inclusion on this list for its title alone, borrowed from a bristling, playful novella by the great American vanguardist William H. Gass. Willie Masters’ Lonesome Wife is narrated by an ex-stripper who employs a variety of literary techniques—cut-ups, collages, mirror-effects, split texts—to literally seduce the reader. So, one assumes that this group show will further develop the (re-)current curatorial preoccupation with the physical expression of the body, and desire, through words and images. The East End gallery’s reputation for breaking new talent makes this show of new names worth a look. Meanwhile, visitors to London from the U.S. might want to check out the gallery, as it will open a new space in New York this November with a show by the London-based filmmaker Marianna Simnett.