‘Shoes, Elephants & Other Fetishes'

6 May 2009 – 9 May 2009

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Monday - Saturday 10am - 6pm

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Fundraising - IREE, the school for deaf children in San Miguel, Mexico

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Indar Pasricha Fine Arts

London, United Kingdom


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‘Shoes, Elephants & Other Fetishes'


Solo exhibition of works by James Kirkman, to benefit IREE, the school for deaf children in San Miguel, Mexico held by Indar Pasricha Fine Arts from Wednesday 6th May to Saturday 9th May 2009. James Kirkman, former dealer to Lucian Freud, Henry Moore, and Graham Sutherland is holding a solo show of 30 of his recent works to benefit IREE, the school for deaf children in San Miguel, Mexico. His show, ‘Shoes, Elephants & other Fetishes', is being held at Indar Pasricha Fine Arts, 22 Connaught Street, W2 from, Wednesday 6th May to Saturday 9th May, 2009. James Kirkman took up painting once he retired from dealing in internationally renowned artists and is now a regular fixture in Maggie Hambling's class at Morley College. His work is heavily influenced by the colours and light in Mexico, where he and his wife have lived for 15 years. Much of the inspiration for this show was the enormous robotic ‘Sultan's Elephant' that stalked the Mall and Whitehall in the Summer of 2006 - studies of which will for displayed alongside images of delicious cakes, Jimmy Choo's and kinky boots. Mexican folk art is represented by the demonic masks that fight for attention with the ‘Puta' dolls. Whatever your fetish, the show will cater for it — silver handled fly whisks or can those be whips that will hang alongside the devil's toasting forks! The entire proceeds from this show will go to the IREE School for the Deaf run by an inspiring team led by Ceci Escobar. Help these deaf children fulfil their potential and add to your art collection at the same time. The IREE School for the Deaf is dedicated to providing basic education and improving the communication skills of very low income hearing-impaired children in San Miguel de Allende and surrounding communities in the state of Guanajuato in Mexico, as well as being a conduit for obtaining hearing-related and other services through other organizations. James and Claire Kirkman have been long-term supporters of this much needed charity that offers Mexican children the opportunity to live a full life. www.iree-sanmiguel.org

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