Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Idol Hours- more than 30 artists recreate Iconic historical artworks

Its almost time! The Idol Hours opens at London Miles Gallery on November 12th 2010 and will be on display until December 1st 2010. For those of you that do not know, I am the curator of London Miles Gallery- this exhibition is the largest group show I have ever personally organized and am super excited about it as its a wonderful theme and the artists taking part are from a wonderful fresh contemporary art movement Im proud to exhibit in London.

Many for the first time! All the artists have been asked to take inspiration from a piece of art from before WWII and recreate it in their own way. As we take a look back in history, we are not only paying homage to the great master painters that have inspired us, but also shinning the spotlight on a new generation of artists that are truly as talented.

(left image: Tom Bagshaw)

We are doing a lot of work to make the opening night one to remember, and I encourge you to be there! Not only will you get to see a collection of wonderful, unique pieces of artworks, but you will be able to take part in the making of our own historical moment.

Exhibiting artists:

Nom Kinnear King, Robert Marquez, Elizabeth Winnel, Jenny Bhat, Joe 2H McSween, Chris Murray,Ken Keirns, Justin Fry, Mad Steez, Kevin Earl Taylor, Ann Marshall, Dave Pressler, Tanner Goldbeck,Jim Mahfood, David Macdowell, Alex Garcia, Angry Woebots, Claudia Sabe, Yosuke Ueno, Tiffany Liu, Plastic God, Stella Im Hultberg, Yumiko Kayukawa, Matthew Bone, Travis Lampe, Zoe Lacchei, Scott C.,Scott Belcastro, Sergio Mora, Alex Young, Bob Dob, Joe Ledbetter, Lost Fish, David Marsh, CarrieAnn Baade,Tom Bagshaw, Luke Chueh, Carles Gomila, Xue Wang, Michael Forbes.

 (left image: Ken Keirns)

Visit London Miles Here! 

Hope to see you at the opening on November 12th from 7pm to 11pm at London Miles Gallery
242 Acklam Road. Westbourne Studios.London. W10 5JJ.

If you have any questions about the exhibition or want to be on the online preview list- email me!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Moniker art fair: Herakut setting up their exhibition space.

Yesturday, I went along to Moniker Art Fair. Had a nice look around and really enjoyed the amazing project spaces they had a few selected artists create. Here is Time lapse video of Herakut setting up their installation as part of the fair. They also painted a wall outside of the fair all afternoon. Its an impressive sight to see these two talented artists in action.

Exclusive time-lapse video of German street art duo Herakut setting up their project space at Moniker Art Fair in London (October 14 - 17 2010).

David Choe paints "the scariest thing ever"

As part of Lazarides Gallery's Hell Half Acre exhibition in Waterloo Tunnel, here is a short video of David Choe's piece of his version of Hell.... Classic Choe Style.

David Choe paints "the scariest thing ever" and explains his own unique vision of hell. The work is part of Lazarides Galleries' 'Hell's Half Acre' show, deep in the labyrinthine tunnels under London's Waterloo Station. The show is open to the public from 12 - 17 October 2010, and is a reinterpretation of Dante's nine circle of hell by a roster or artists including Jonathan Yeo, Conor Harrington, Vhils, Mark Jenkins, Polly Morgan and many more.

Friday, October 15, 2010

What is Lazarides Gallery up to?

One of the most incredible venues for art in London- The old Vic tunnels under Waterloo station.
Lazarides in collaboration with The Old Vic Tunnels invites you to our newest off-site exhibition, Hell's Half Acre.

The labyrinth of tunnels beneath Waterloo station will be converted into a large-scale evocation of Dante's Inferno. Visitors will explore a unique interpretation of the nine circles of hell through the vision of your very favorite Laz artists plus additional contributions from outside the normal roster including: Conor Harrington, Vhils, George Osodi, Antony Micallef, Doug Foster, Todd James, Paul Insect, Mark Jenkins, Boogie, Ian Francis, Polly Morgan, Jonathan Yeo, Zak Ové, David Choe and more.

Hell's Half Acre will be open for viewing 12th - 17th October from 6 pm to 11 pm Tuesday through Thursday with extended hours over the weekend. Entry to the exhibition will be free, but as space is limited please book ahead. To book tickets, please click here.

For more information, please read the press release.
Visit www.LAZINC.COM for more information.

Also at their Rathborne Place gallery location in London they currently have on show Terminal Five -
8th October 2010 - 18th November 2010
Terminal 5 is group show featuring the prodigious talents of JR, Vhils, David Choe, Conor Harrington, Jonathan Yeo and Antony Micallef. Following a marathon of sensational exhibitions at our temporary gallery in Los Angeles this summer, the project finally returns home to London, combining highlights from each of our Stateside shows all together under one roof for the very first time.

The exhibition is open to the public from 8th October - 18th November 2010, Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 7pm.

Lazarides Rathbone | 11 Rathbone Place | London | W1T 1HR | 0207 636 5443

On now: Frieze art fair and a special addition: Moniker International Art Fair

The MONIKER International Art Fair introduces to London a welcome alternative to the familiar grind of the art fair season. Breaking from the traditional format, Moniker highlights the work of a generation of artists often overlooked in British mainstream fairs, though widely acclaimed by museums and established art institutions throughout the world. These artists, extensively collected transcend various genres, readily exploring high and low aspects of visual language. Moniker expertly brings together a select roster from some of the world’s leading artists and galleries, combining forces to showcase their progressive and challenging work in the modern art market. Moniker is designed to spotlight this movement within the ever-growing London art scene and its prominence within current international artistic trends in an innovative setting for art fans, collectors and critics alike.

Get more details here:

Ill be going down today to watch Harkut do a live painting..Ill make sure to come back with photos to share.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Video from the opening night of Ekundayo, Morning Breath and Fernando Chamarelli at London Miles Gallery

London Miles Gallery presents the Opening reception of Morning Breath, Ekundayo and Fernando Chamarelli. from London Miles on Vimeo.

Here is short video from the opening night at London Miles Gallery, on October 10th 2010. It was the first UK showcase of Ekundayo, Morning Breath and Fernando Chamarelli.
The exhibition is on show until November 5th, so if your in the London area then come on by and see the show in person. The work is incredible!

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Chris Berens at Roq La Rue this month

No work has quite the effect on me as that of  Dutch artist, Chris Berens.
             What gets me is how unfocused his pieces are, it creates a soft,  unnerving, womb-like interior. The lack of focus, rids us of concepts of time and place. Using his unique technique involving ink,plastic and printing paper, Berens' creates unsettling mixture of poignant detail and ethereal, ghostly textures,  allowing  the viewer to be encumbered into a state of  that calm distress which Berens' creatures, humans and animals seem to be  deeply enveloped in. I think the most disturbing feature of his work is how the delicate faces and figures are sometimes distorted and malformed , leaving concepts of age and time ambiguous, because you cannot tell whether the are  maturing or regressing physically. I won't go on anymore but it is breathtaking.
 What i've been meaning to say is that the artist has a solo show entitled 'Leewenhaart' at the Roq La Rue Gallery in Seattle which opens on the 22nd of October. Chris Berens will be in attendance!

Here is a link to his website, which includes a wonderfully written statement.
Here is a link to a studio visit video conducted by Hi-fructose, its two years old, but Berens' gives fascinating insight into his technique.

                                              'Leewenhart' (Lion heart)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Consumed By You- Nouar's upcoming solo show

I am always excited to see which food Nouar will kidnap and  transform into one of her 
 sickeningly happy, gleamy eyed-characters.
    The artist's upcoming solo show, 'Consumed By You' will open on October 16th at the Copro Gallery in Santa Monica. Alongside exhibiting her own works, Nouar is also curating an exhibition called 'Bon APetite!' also opening at The Copro Gallery on the 16th. Go see it if you can, only Nouar is capable of making gluttony so appealing!