Collect4 Painting Week
PAINTING WEEK OPENING NIGHT
HOSTED BY DegreeArt.com
30 VYNER STREET, E2
2nd OCTOBER 2008
Collect4 launched this week with the first of four weeks of exhibitions
- The Painting Week. Sixteen emerging, graduate painters' pieces fill the gallery walls until Sunday displaying a wealth of concepts, styles, materials and fresh talent.
Tuesday evening saw five DegreeArt.com artists presenting their recent work and ideas in the painting portfolio review to Catherine Dhullu (Modern Painters, LBT), Lee Mathews (Private Collector) and DegreeArt.com
Directors Elinor Olisa and Isobel Beauchamp. Andy Owen introduced his plans and paintings for his forthcoming solo show 'in/ex/ternal' whilst Kostas Georgiou explained the importance of music, and the representation of this, in his canvases. Kate Marshall gave the audience a preview of her forthcoming limited edition book exploring the phenomenon of the 'celebrity artist' through printmaking.
The First Thursday late night opening saw the gallery packed to the rafters with the usual eclectic mix of artists, art students, collectors and all round art private view enthusiasts! Click here to view selected photos from the night.
The next late night opening will be held during the Sculpture week next Thursday the 9th October 6pm til late in association with Run Riot.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION:
DegreeArt.com kicks off its Collect4 season with a week of painting that cements the medium's reputation as one of the most engaging, intelligent, varied and approachable on the contemporary art circuit.
The works on show largely deal with sense and experience, both real and perceived. Andrew Newton seeks the viewer's personal interpretation of his exquisitely rendered close-ups of oblivious sitters, whilst Zoe Crosse's expressive nudes both entice and repel the viewer in an art historical game of cat and mouse. Disparate social connotations and conventions are explored in the sensual surfaces of both Kate Marshall and Andy Owen's work, whilst the viewer's environment is questioned in the canvases of Gabor Gyory.
Larry Achiampong, Johan Andersson, Ulrika I K Andersson, Zoe Crosse, Kostas
Georgiou, Gabor Gyory, Anwen Handmer, Tom Houser, Kate Marshall, Andrew
Newton, Kim O'Neil, Andy Owen, Beckie Reed, William Roberts
DegreeArt.com Gallery, 30 Vyner Street, London, E2 9DQ
Painting Week: Tuesday 30th - Sunday 5th (First Thursday 2nd 6-9pm)
Sculpture Week: Tuesday 7th - Sunday 12th (Late Night Thursday 9th 6-9pm)
Photography Week: Tuesday 14th - Sunday 19th (Late Night Thursday 16th 6-9pm)
New Media Week: Tuesday 21st - Sunday 26th (Late Night Thursday 23rd 6-9pm)
Joseph Upton Copyright 2008
For more photographs please click here
Elinor Olisa, 020 8980 0395, elinor@DegreeArt.com