An exciting new art gallery, Lacey Contemporary, is to open in Notting Hill next month on 9th October, with its inaugural exhibition Processed Space showcasing the works of three outstanding young British painters.
Located right in the heart of Clarendon Cross, Lacey Contemporary aims to promote an ethos of nurturing and fostering relationships with its cutting-edge artists. Gallery Director Andrew Lacey says,
“Lacey Contemporary is a contemporary art gallery focused on promoting British based artists to provide a complete business service to allow the artists to focus on their artistic practice. With innovation and technical excellence at the forefront of everything we do Lacey Contemporary aims to change the model for commercial galleries.”
It’s Andrew’s long business experience and an impeccable eye for new artistic talent that really brings together the aims of the gallery. Completing the team at Lacey Contemporary are Tessa Yee, Associate Director and Gallery Manger, and Charlotte Meddings. Tessa has managed contemporary art galleries for the past six years in Melbourne, Australia and in London; she has also curated two international urban art festivals for the city of Melbourne. Charlotte, an independent art curator for the past five years, has worked with a range of international artists and London galleries, as well as producing live art events, running an advisory service and writing and lecturing on art and her curatorial practice.
The gallery’s opening show Processed Space will exhibit the works of Ross M Brown, Geoff Diego Litherland and Merlin Ramos. Each artist’s works investigate space, whether the cosmos or the physical space that’s occupied in real time or imagined.
Ross M Brown studied BA Fine Art and MFA Fine Art at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee; he says “I’m a traditional painter in the terms of working with paint and canvas and at the core of my work is an interest in urban space”.
Geoff Diego Litherland is a Mexican-born painter, now based in Nottingham, who graduated in 2002 from Falmouth College of Arts with a BA in Fine Art, and in 2012 from Goldsmiths with an MFA in Fine Art; “My work is painting and a foremost concern is to create a space where my work can sit between figuration and abstraction“.
Merlin Ramos received a BA in Fine Art at Falmouth College of Arts in 2007, and an MA at Prince’s Drawing School where he became the artist in residence; “My work represents a collection of moments, everyday minutiae that make up the contents of the day – but become important enough to remember“.
Future exhibitions at Lacey Contemporary include Bacon, Fenn and Moran: A dedication to form (5th – 16th November); Winter Pride UK Arts Awards (18th – 29th November) and Launch Part 2 (3rd – 23rd December). Find out more on all of Lacey Contemporary’s exhibitions at www.laceycontemporarygallery.co.uk.
9th October – 2nd November 2014
8 Clarendon Cross