Context: Gallery Artists & Collaborators




An opportunity to view Charlie Smith London’s gallery artists and key collaborators in context.

Peter Ashton Jones, Emma Bennett, Kiera Bennett, Tom Butler, Dan Coombs, Florian Heinke, Sam Jackson, Reece Jones, Kate Lyddon, Eric Manigaud, Wendy Mayer, Hugh Mendes, Alex Gene Morrison, Gavin Nolan, Dominic Shepherd, John Stark, Geraldine Swayne, Barry Thompson, Gavin Tremlett.

Gallery Director Zavier Ellis states:

“In some ways, a gallery artists show is a pretty dull and unimaginative thing to do. But, on the upside, it enables our audience to digest our stable in context. We are mostly a painter’s gallery, albeit with a curatorial emphasis that embraces every medium when appropriate. The artists we exhibit are technical, but this is nowhere near enough in itself. You will find that each one of them makes work with an intense emotional, philosophical or psychological charge, and so their work operates in a challenging, profound way.

These artists are lateral thinkers who know that the trajectory of history is not as linear as is often presented and that everything operates in a complex, non-hierarchical, interconnected way. Embracing doctrines and tendencies from the modern and postmodern periods, as well as near and deep history, they conduct their investigations without irony or sentimentality, but rather with positive affirmation, intelligence and deliberation.

Added to the gallery artists in this show, we have invited others with whom we collaborate regularly, who work in paint, pencil, charcoal and installation. So in actual fact, a potentially dull and unimaginative idea becomes an intriguing and engaging proposition. This is not for everyone, but those that get it will be rewarded for their conviction.”

Duration 23 February 2018 - 31 March 2018
Times Wednesday–Saturday 11am–6pm or by appointment
Cost Free
Venue Charlie Smith London
Address 336 Old Street, London, EC1V 9DR
Contact / gallery@charliesmithlondon.com / www.charliesmithlondon.com

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