Fri, 17 Dec|
Mid-December commercial exhibition at London gallery McMillan Fine Art, exhibiting old master oil paintings from France and Italy and the contemporary art of my friends!
Time & Location
17 Dec 2021, 20:00 – 23 Dec 2021, 12:00
London, 26 Bute St, South Kensington, London SW7 3EX, UK
About the event
Whilst travelling around Europe this summer, I will be buying paintings to send back to London for a commercial exhibition in mid-September. I will be looking to buy five or six old master oil paintings, likely from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, of subjects ranging from still life to landscapes, seascapes, and historical/allegorical themes - whatever I manage to find, really!
I will then combine these old master paintings with five or six contemporary pieces from my friends. These will be diverse in subject and medium, from watercolours and photography to digital media and textiles! I am working with some very talented artists, and I hope that with their contributions, I can curate a space where the old is in conversation with the new. The exhibition is an opportunity to vitalise old paintings and support my friends. I hope to create an environment where the viewer engages in a dynamic conversation with art across time, medium, and space.
The exhibition will be held in mid to late September at McMillan Fine Art, a commercial art gallery in South Kensington, London, where I spent five months working on my gap year. The owners have kindly let myself and Mary Holmes (my co-curator) use the back room for a week to hold the exhibition. I am very excited. Hopefully see you in September at the gallery!