London, United Kingdom (PressExposure) June 11, 2013 -- This Summer (July/August), Curious Duke Gallery are discovering the Art of Curiosity. Exhibiting artists from the Curious Duke family who work in a variety of mediums from painting to sculpture. Curious Duke artists are known to push boundaries with their unique subjects and art practice. Curious Duke will also be welcoming 5 new artists to the Curious Duke family, including Delphine LeBourgeois, Roy Tyson and Simone Webb.
The exhibition will include affordable large scale statement paintings, alongside original illustrations from the most investable and distinctive UK emerging artists of today. Running from 4th July-17th August, our 300 year old gallery space on Whitecross Street, will house incredible surreal curiosities and play host to some fantastic events throughout.
Curious Duke Gallery presents the Art of Curiosity
4th July- 17th August 2013.
Private View 4th July 6-9pm
Curious Duke Gallery
207 Whitecross Street
Nearest Tube: Old Street (exit 6 - 2 min walk) Barbican (5mins)
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org more information re: the event/interviews/guest list
Events will be running throughout the show include:
Champagne and Art; an afternoon browsing art with a drink in hand, with our expert team to answer all your questions. Chat with likeminded art enthusiasts over a glass of Champagne on Saturday 13th July 12-4. Facebook Event Page
Nothing is Sacred; An artist talk with Dannielle Hodson. Drawing from the notions of The Absurd whereby, there is no meaning to be found in the world except for what we give to it, Hodson tackles values, belief systems and asks big questions who are we and what does it all mean? Identity is at the core of Hodson's practice working between objectivity and subjectivity Hodson creates a body of work that depicts the time we live in and how we place ourselves in it. July 6:30 - 8pm, FREE tickets here. Facebook Event Page (Danielle has recently been featured in the independent [http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/features/out-of-adversity-comes-opportunity-for-dannielle-hodson-2112808.html] )
Whitecross Street Party and its tradition of live street art and delicious food stands come together one of the London's biggest creative festivals, 20th-21st July.
Tannaz Oroumchi in residence at CDG. Oroumchi takes on London to expose the well worn streets in favour of breaking architectural rules. The cosmopolitan knot of streets are emphasised to reveal social responsibility, created to break "visual idealisms, allowing the possibility for others to be revealed". Reinvented London for re-engagement. More details coming soon.
Catering to first time and experienced art collectors with a passion to discover the next best UK emerging artistic talents, Curious Duke Gallery only represent the best young UK based emerging artists working in a wide range of media. Through promoting and supporting these emerging talents we aim to dispel the myth that quality work comes with a high price. Curious Duke Gallery will encourage the accessibility of original and affordable art work and support young artists in their early career which in turn will create investment opportunities for art buyers and collectors.
Eleni Duke is the founder of Curious Duke Gallery. The gallery was established in 2011 as a platform for emerging artists to exhibit and sell their work at affordable prices to the general public. She subsequently worked as the Gallery Co-ordinator at Oxford House, a community art gallery in Bethnal Green where she scheduled and curated exhibitions. In 2010, Eleni worked for interior design company where she specialised in designing bespoke and Limited Edition artwork whilst offering a client-based consultancy service.