ACKERS, SANKEY, DURY, BLYTH, WILSON, WARPOLE, GRACE
The title of the show and the prominent nature in which the surnames of the Artists appear, relates to the composition of the show as entirely female. The title references Virginia Woolf’s quote:
“I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman. Very often misquoted as "For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.”
While the use of the surname in such prominence as an addition to the title, connotes the legacy of the surname not only as a symbol of parochial norms within society, but also the way in which the mononym has served so many, usually male artists as a symbol of prestige. These artists are held by Kings Arch Gallery with that same level of esteem, due entirely to the incredible quality of their respective practises. We are honoured to house such excellent work. Every piece in this exhibition is the manifestation of inquiring thought, every artist statement attests to the intelligent and sensitive development of these artistic ideas as they’ve evolved to their eventual state of execution. The work covers painting both figurative and abstract, sculpture in form of textile and as part of installation. Digital collage, weaving and contemporary textile. Each piece the conclusion of many decisions to reach the particular form you now find it in.
Kings Arch Gallery has only been open since June and has, in this time brought the work of 15 different artist to the fore. Our aim is to continue to exhibit challenging, thought provoking and impeccably executed artwork to the public as Brightons newest contemporary Art Gallery. We believe that Artistic expression, is intrinsic to civilisation. The showcasing of these brilliant artworks we hope, will allow any member of the public to think deeper for how ever long, about what these artists have brought to their attention.
Each artist has written about the works they have exhibited with us and all works are for sale. This exhibition will be a unique opportunity to buy Artwork unlikely to be found elsewhere, especially of a quality and uniqueness difficult to attain generally. Thank you for visiting our gallery, if you have any questions feel free to ask.