London Gallery Lazarides has been putting up some impressive cutting edge exhibitions with BRUTAL an offsite project alongside 2 part exhibition ACTIONS/INSIDE OUT by solo artist JR.
BRUTAL (15th-27th Oct 2013), Lazarides annual off-site exhibition of original artwork was in response to the theme BRUTAL where sixteen artists showcased dynamic installations, murals, film animation sound and dance interventions in a cavernous space below 180 The Strand. BRUTAL explored the brutality of the times we live in, how this is reflected in the objects around us and our perception of the world.
ACTIONS / INSIDE OUT (11th Oct 2013 to 13th Nov 2013)
ACTIONS / INSIDE OUT sees artist JR returning to London after five years with a two-part solo exhibition at Lazarides Rathbone gallery and multiple sites across London.
JR’s exhibitions will feature both within the gallery and out on the streets of the city, where he invites Londoners to become part of the world’s largest interactive public art project. Spurred by his award of the 2011 TED prize and subsequent TED Conference, JR’s INSIDE OUT project gives each and everyone within the community a chance to create their own black and white portrait in the travelling photobooth truck, where images of participants will be subsequently printed as large posters and pasted on to various iconic London sites.
LAZARIDES RATHBONE is the flagship gallery of Lazarides Limited. Set in the heart of London’s Fitzrovia, the extensive space exhibits compelling talents who thrive outside of established art industry structures. Unusually for a commercial gallery it is open to visitors six days a week and operates an open-door policy. This unorthodox yet inclusive vision has resonated with major art collectors and the general public alike.
While the gallery is considered the international market leader in what is dubbed urban art, many of the artists on display defy categorisation. Contemporary figurative painting features heavily on the exhibition schedule, but works have also included interactive installations, sculptures, and even historical propaganda. In the grand tradition of artistic movements, the gallery maintains strong connections with wider culture, especially the spheres of music, fashion and film.
An ambitious exhibition schedule includes major exhibitions in the ground floor space. Boutique shows and unveilings take place on the first floor private viewing area. The top floor presents a revolving edit of premium works from the company’s emerging art division. The gallery is involved in extensive off-site activity including one-off shows in New York and Los Angeles and major art events such as the acclaimed Hell’s Half Acre, The Minotaur and Bedlam spectaculars at London’s Old Vic Tunnels.
A former gin palace built in the era of William Hogarth’s Gin Lane, Lazarides Rathbone opened in May 2009. Artists exhibiting and represented include Antony Micallef, Artists Anonymous, Conor Harrington, David Choe, Doug Foster, FAILE, Ian Francis, Invader, Jonathan Yeo, JR, Todd James, Vhils, Zevs and 3D.
For more information:
Lazarides Rathbone: www.lazinc.com
11 Rathbone Place, London,
Phone: +44(0) 207 636 5443
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