Little Me

10 Apr 2011 – 28 Apr 2011

Event times

9.00am - 6.00pm weekdays. Weekends by appointment only.

Cost of entry

Free but all artworks are for sale

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The Coningsby Gallery

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Buses: 24, 10, 390, 134
  • Tube: Goodge Street tube station on the Northern line
  • Euston Station is the nearest train station
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In 1985 Guy Reid began training as a classical carver and restorer. He went on to work for the world renowned Spink workshop, where he completed work for institutions as varied as the Metropolitan Museum New York, The Getty Museum California, Harewood House and The Sir John Soane Museum London.

Reid?s lime wood carvings are often partially painted or left in the natural wood. He works from both live models and photographs. The originality of Guy?s work lies partly in this marriage of traditional practice and photography. The artist has stipulated that whilst his carving draws on traditions of European gothic and early renaissance lime wood sculpture, it is the photographic basis of his work which gives his sculptures an astounding similarity that the medieval sculpture could never achieve.

Guy Reid lives and works in the countryside South of Toulouse. Silence, place, time and space, rhythm and discipline remain central to his work.

Reid?s reputation was established in the 1990s with his first solo show in the summer of 1999 receiving strong reviews. Other exhibitions followed in London, Manchester, Yorkshire, Birmingham, Liverpool, New York, Miami, Toulouse and Paris.

He has recently been commissioned to do two portraits of the writer Philip Pullman. These are the first in a series of seven children's author and illustrator portraits commissioned by the publisher David Fickling. The second subject is Dame Jacqueline Wilson, and the third the writer and illustrator Nick Sharratt.

Guy Reid is available for commissions and The Coningsby Gallery is proud to announce Reid?s future exhibition at the gallery in April 2012. Please contact the gallery for more information or if you are interested to find out what pieces are available to purchase now or if you would like further details about commissioning Guy to do a piece for you.

For gallery sales or press enquiries, please contact Helen Driver on either helendriver@coningsbygallery.com or
+44 (0)20 7636 7478

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