Art at Lloyds is presenting an innovative Summer exhibition titled, ‘New British 2013’, showing current, emerging artists practising in the UK. The show highlights the disparity between blue-chip galleries and the emerging market, a reality that is greatly pronounced. Through New British 2013, the curators’ goal is to offer an opportunity for artists and galleries at the younger end of the market to exhibit with a collaborative approach.
Organised by Patch, a London-based curatorial collective (led by Katie Heller and Annabel Cary) – New British 2013 will transform the unique, four-storey Georgian town house of The Lloyds Club into an exhibition of the highest caliber of burgeoning new talent. By inviting an elite group of young galleries to curate individual rooms, alongside independently practising artists, the curators aim to create a dynamic exchange between gallery, curator and artist.
Participating galleries include: Man&Eve, Nettie Horn, PayneShurvell, Ceri Hand, Sumarria Lunn and Hannah Barry, who between them will showcase Wieland Payer, Kim Rugg, Aidan McNeill, Henny Acloque, Marcus Kleinfeld and Yun Kyung Jeong, amongst others. Independent artists include: Michele Fletcher, Mat Chivers, Ralph Hunter-Menzies, Elizabeth McDonald, Ha Young Kim, Mark Beattie, Sunju Lee, Ernesto Canovas, Holly Stevenson, Ann-Marie James (courtesy of Karsten Schubert) and Dai Toyokufu (courtesy of CL Projects).
Patch will also celebrate the inaugural launch of a competition open to art students graduating in 2013. The overall winner, selected by a judging panel composed of the participating gallery directors, will exhibit their work within the exhibition. They will subsequently be offered further opportunities to exhibit in Patch’s wide-reaching exhibition programme.
New British 2013 5 July -12 Sept Art at Lloyds Club, 42 Crutched Friars, London EC3N 2AP. Tube: Tower Hill. Tel: (Lloyds) 020 7863 6680; (Katie Heller) 07703 267345. Opening hours: Mon–Fri 9am–6pm, and by appointment.
Images: Top left Courtesy of Yun Kyung Jeong, Sumarria Lunn Gallery, Untitled (Detail), 2013
Top right Courtesy of Ha Young Kim, God Finger III, 2012.
Image bottom: Marcus Kleinfeld MOTIVATIONAL BEHAVIOUR III, 2010, coloured pencil on graph paper 100 cm 70 cm Courtesy: Hannah Barry