Wednesday, 16 November 2011
LONDON CALLING – LA
THE LONDON EMERGING ART SCENE HITS ORANGE COUNTY
CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART
December 21, 2011 – January 12, 2012
This December, an intrepid group of emerging Contemporary British Artists from London’s Debut Contemporary exhibit in LA at The Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (OCCCA) – known to present cutting-edge artwork since 1980.
The roster of artists reads like a who’s who of the young, UK art scene with involvement from Rosie Emerson, Tahnee Lonsdale and Agnetha Sjogren, amongst others. The incredibly talented artists have a wide number of achievements amongst them including Nicola Anthony who has received exhibition sponsorship from Tate Britain, had pieces shown at Tate Modern; Tinsel Edwards who has both Saatchi and Banksy as collectors of her work; and Rosie Emerson who recently exhibited at The Southbank Centre as part of The Women of The World Festival, Somerset House, as well as being featured in Vogue.
Selected by OCCCA Executive Directors and Curators, the flavour is undeniably British. It centres around the culture and vibrancy of the London and LA scenes, with works such as ‘Benji’ by Victoria Heald which references a pose taken from Antonioni’s iconic 1966 film ‘Blow-Up’ – the epitome of 1960s ‘Swinging London’.
Perhaps the most exciting thing about this collective is that in our climate of limited art funding, the artists have taken it upon themselves to promote and raise the profile of the London Art scene overseas. They are working collaboratively to come up with creative solutions, opposing the diminution of diversity in art, and extending the reach of UK arts: Fundraising to get as many of the talented artists to LA as possible, to be true ambassadors of the London art scene. They are empowering themselves to create their own opportunities. Find out more on their fundraising platform and Etsy art shop.
The Debut Contemporary artists were invited to show at OCCCA – having been discovered by their Head of Outreach,Joella March at a unique alternative LA Art Fair which they were showcased at during September 2011, alongside some of LA’s leading artists, curators and art industry heavyweights. During September, the artists attracted attention from the likes of LACE of Hollywood Boulevard and MOCA amongst other galleries from the buzzing Los Angeles art scene.
Samir Ceric, Director of London’s Debut Contemporary notes passionately, “I feel this is just the beginning of a very exciting project which has come out of this unique way of collaborating between Debut Artists and art professionals in the industry… One of Debut’s very important roles is to serve as conduits of information and opportunities between the Debut collective and community and the art world at large.”
Posted by Henry Wood at 10:40
Monday, 14 November 2011
Sunday, 13 November 2011
Charming Baker, D.r Anthony Downey, Sophie Hastings, Geodfrey Worsdale and the Marvellous Graham Fink. SWEEET! Secondly, in association with the all knowing all seeing all loving debut contemporary. I will be hopefull hopping along over the big blue ocean looking like david Attenbough at home with a stick insect pet on his shoulder, (happy) to the united states of everything to exhibit at the Orange County Center of Contemporary arts, this is indeed incredibly exciting i have chewed my hands off in nervousness and now employing small batch of Dickens style orphans to write this, hmmm dictations.. i digress THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PART __ HEY YOU!!-- check out our uber campaign to get us out to Orange County in the US OF A for our upcoming museum show at OCCCA, please donate what you can, amazing pieces of works up for grabs too. INDYGOGO - LONDON CALLING
Posted by Henry Wood at 14:43
Thursday, 3 November 2011
The opening of NARCISS's young designers and artists exhibtion last ngiht was a complete sucess, the shop was completely packed and everyone had a great time i had a fab time, everyone was incredibly receptive to my works which was brill, and i spend the night running between NARCISS and the Debut november preview too. a massive thankyou to everyone at NARCISS for all the hardwork put into making the night happen, the works will be on display for 6 weeks yet so you all have plenty of time to head down and check them out.
Posted by Henry Wood at 08:32