Dellasposa Gallery is delighted to announce our new exhibition at Home House, London, 20 Portman Square. Presenting works by Alexander James Hamilton, Darren Coffield, Ehryn Torrell, Alicia Paz, and Tahnee Lonsdale, this exhibition is curated in collaboration with Charlie Smedley, from A Space for Art, Home House.
This collaborative exhibition stems from the storied London establishment that is Home House. Built in 1784, the Grade I Listed members' club was originally commissioned by Elizabeth, Countess of Home, and was leased to Samuel Courtauld in 1926 to house is expanding collection of artworks. Since the late 20th Century, Home House has been a private members' club; a space to celebrate the arts and culture.
Today, the club remains a hub for artistic discourse; a space for art to be shown in a glorious setting that fuses 18th century tradition with 21st century modernity. Highlighting the invaluable nature of cross-cultural dialogue surrounding both the history and the future of the arts, Home House proves the perfect location in which to display contemporary works of this calibre.
The prestigious club showcases the very best of contemporary art and Georgian architecture. The neo-classical building and interiors are contrasted and elevated by the fresh appeal of the artworks, which are now part of the artistic history and cultural legacy of the club.
The historic narrative played out within the walls of Home House extend beyond the myriad artworks that have been, and are on display. While Home House was leased to the Courtauld Institute of Art, the Director was Antony Blunt, art historian, Surveyor of the Queen's Pictures and infamous spy. It was in the rooms of Home House that art lovers and scholars mingled with politicians and members of the Establishment, whilst a secret listening device was allegedly concealed by MI5, in the connecting wall between No. 20 and No. 21 Portman Square.
Visitors to Home House today will witness the art that came in from the cold with a spy's taste for culture. As part of the exhibition, British artist Darren Coffield presents Blunt Adoration, a parody of the classical 'Adoration,' Lord Snowdon's iconic portrait of Anthony Bunt examining a transparency of Pablo Picasso's painting. Such is this exhibition an ode to our collective deep-rooted belief in the connection between the past and the present, the artist and the artwork, and artworks and their viewers.
Press release courtesy Dellasposa Gallery.