Exhibition

Godliness

1 Nov 2018

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FREE

Leontia Gallery

London
England, United Kingdom

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  • Victoria line, Walthamstow
  • Overground

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The Leontia Gallery presents GODLINESS an exhibition exploring the gods, from 1st November to 22nd November

Peter Zelei
Magnus Gjoen
Jean-Luc Almond
Michelle Mildenhall
Carp Matthew
Eugene Ankomah
Steve Smythe

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The Leontia Gallery presents GODLINESS an exhibition exploring the gods, from 1st November to 22nd November

World-renowned artists have come together and created works inspired by the gods, mythical, human and biblical. In a post religious western world, the exhibition explores religion and iconography.

Introducing established Hungarian photographer Peter Zelei who will be showing a series of works, depicting mythical gods and biblical narratives, a female Jesus bleeding in a bath and the “Horsewomen of the Apocalypse” a female God sitting nonchalantly on a toy horse.  

Peter Zeili (b,1970) is a Hungarian photographer, specialising in hyper-realistic staged conceptual photography,  renowned for its rawness and fine detail of subjects and staging.

Eugene Ankomah’s selection of had drawn digital “Brain-Wave” paintings are playful yet with sinister undertones. Through a raw and naive style, the artist explores relevant contemporary themes around religion, fear and social manipulation. Eugene Ankomah is widely collected, notable collectors include, Dame Kelly Holmes, Dizzie Rascal and Chiwetel Ejiofor.

Carp Matthew will be showing “Death Church” a large and domineering triptych in an apparent quasi – religious form.  He has been described as one of the most exciting, emerging figurative painters on the rise. Carp Matthew's brutally honest works are a welcomed breath of fresh air for the art world, a truly unique visionary with supercharged raw talent.

Magnus Gjoen who often uses religious iconography in his work will be showing “Break Glass For A New Beginning” a work depicting Adam and Eve encased in glass and fragile tape.

As a contemporary artist Gjoen has exhibited worldwide and questions the notions of beauty by juxtaposing a range of styles and media. His pieces draw on history and allusion, using existing artworks or fragments from the past to create his own, contemporary aesthetic

Michelle Mildenhall will be showing “Bloody Mary”, a satirical take on the Virgin Mary, and religion. 

Michelle Mildenhall is a UK based contemporary artist who creates unique, striking portraits in latex. Through her stylized imagery, Michelle seduces the viewer into a world of disconcerting beauty and mystique. By using popular but somewhat taboo themes of sexuality, and fetishism, she subversively questions the historic role of the submissive female subject within art history.

Jean-Luc Almond will be showing 3 portraits of figures, erased and effaced then re-created. An act of creation, destruction, abandonment, a homage to the gods.

Jean Luc Almond's paintings have won various awards, including winner of The CASS ART Commission at the National Open Art Competition, Somerset House in 2014. His work has been exhibited in many galleries throughout the UK and the US.

Art enthusiasts from collectors to novices will be invited to attend the mesmerizing preview night on 1st November between 18:00 – 21 :00 at 1 Queens Parade, Walm Lane, NW2 5HT.

 Each guest will have the chance to meet some of the world’s leading contemporary artists and hear the inspiration behind their collections.   Throughout the 3-week opening the gallery will be open to all art aficionados. Alongside the display, visitors will be invited to attend small group workshops with the artists to hear about their techniques and discussions on technique.  

For art connoisseurs looking to buy their first piece Leontia Reilly, the founder of Leontia Gallery, will be offering private viewings and consultations to talk through the artwork whilst sharing industry insight on investing in art.

The Leontia Gallery is dedicated to the promotion of contemporary art from exceptional emerging and established artists

  • -    Ends-  Notes to editor:  Private view 1st November  6-9pm, media to rsvp@info@leontiagallery.com 
  • -    Address: 1Queens Parade, Walm Lane, NW2 5HT
  • -    For an interview with Leontia Reilly, information on the artists or the gallery contact info@leontiagallery.com 07933091038

Curators

Leontia Reilly

Exhibiting artists

Steve Smythe

Peter Zelei

Eugene Ankomah

Magnus Gjoen

Carp Matthew

Michelle Mildenhall

Jean-Luc Almond

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