The gallery was founded by Kate MacGarry in 2002 on Redchurch Street, London, where some of our represented artists, including Goshka Macuga (Poland), Francis Upritchard (New Zealand), Ben Rivers (UK) and Dr Lakra (Mexico) had their first commercial gallery exhibition. Our current gallery space, originally designed by architect Tony Fretton, is close by on Old Nichol Street where we present six exhibitions a year. The gallery participates in international art fairs including Art Basel (Galleries) and Frieze London where we have presented solo projects since 2010. The gallery represents 22 emerging and established artists; most recently adding The Estate of J.B. Blunk (USA), Laura Gannon (Ireland), Samson Kambalu (Malawi) and Bernard Piffaretti (France) to the roster.Read More
The gallery has a special interest in film, representing John Smith, Marcus Coates, Ben Rivers, Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard, Samson Kambalu and the estate of Jeff Keen. Rivers and Forsyth & Pollard have made feature films with worldwide cinema distribution and received awards from Sundance, Venice and Locarno Film Festivals.
We introduce some of the artists showing with Artissima XYZ, an online platform being staged for the fair's 2020 edition.
'FIAC brings together 197 galleries from 29 countries. Coming together from all over the world, the diversity of FIAC's exhibitors and their loyalty year after year reflects the magnetic attraction of Paris in theinternational creative community.' – FIAC Paris, Press Release.
'Frieze London brings together more than 160 galleries from 36 countries, representing the fair's most international edition since its launch. Introducing new curators and sections showcasing performance, emerging artists and the contemporary significance of complex art genealogies and colonial legacies, Frieze London creates an exceptional moment...
In 1967, Bruce Nauman made his ten-minute, 16mm film Walking in an Exaggerated Manner Around the Perimeter of a Square. Using a Sony Portapak camera borrowed from the gallerist Leo Castelli, Nauman recorded himself slowly traversing lines of masking tape tacked to the floor of his studio.
Helen Cammock’s 19-minute video They Call It Idlewild (all works 2020) presents, in no particular order, the static framing of: a brick wall, a statue, a frayed cobweb, grasses dipping in the breeze. The result of a pre-lockdown residency at Wysing Arts Centre, it’s the first piece encountered by visitors to I Decided I Want to Walk, the...
The exhibition History Without A Past, currently on view at Mu.ZEE, Ostend, features recent work by Samson Kambalu and Vincent Meessen. Of all the currents of ideas revealed by 1968, the Situationist International (1957–1972) is probably the most enduring.
In these days of confinement, I’ve turned to classical Hollywood for comfort. Revisiting Ernst Lubitsch’s sublime Design for Living (1933), I came across a line worth noting down: 'Delicacy, as the philosophers point out, is the banana peel under the feet of truth.' If that is so, eager to avoid slipping, I’ll come out and say it from the start:...
Rose Finn-Kelcey's exhibition curators, Andrée Cooke and Simon Moretti, discuss the show with installation views, archive film, photography and anecdotes from their relationship with the artist. Produced by Andrée Cooke Artistic Executor of the Estate of Rose Finn-Kelcey.
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