Opening on 29 July, the show will consist new and exclusive original works, and a select number of sought-after limited edition prints from a wide selection of contemporary artists. As well as those on the gallery roster, the show will feature a handful of carefully selected artists, both internationally renowned and emerging.
Gallery Director Sam Rhodes commented on what people can expect from the show: “The summer show always provides an interesting snap shot of the many echelons of talent currently on offer within contemporary art right now. It’s a great opportunity for collectors to see such a highly curated mix of established artists alongside those lesser known with huge potential. From unique concepts to raw painterly talent, each of the artists we hand-pick for our MIX shows have something unique to offer.”
Exhibiting artists include Sepe, Teresa Duck, Grason Perry, Damien Hirst, Banksy, Zoe Grace, Tom French, Lucy Sparrow, Keaton Henson, Ryan Callanan, Candice Tripp, Banksy, Harland Miller, Stik, Mark McClure, Erin Smith, Angel 41, Holly Frean and Nick Smith.
The show will include a variety of media, including paintings, neon and craft based works such as Lucy Sparrow’s Warhol-inspired felt soup cans.
Holly Frean will be included in the show after being selected by Lawrence Alkin Gallery as a National Open Art 2015 competition winner. Her artwork ‘A Pack of Blue Dancers’ from the same series as her NOA submission will be featured within the exhibition. Holly said:
“I’m really excited to have my work exhibited at Lawrence Alkin Gallery and seeing it hang alongside pieces by many other great artists. The piece on show is part of a series of works based on packs of playing cards with different themes. It is made of cut and collaged tissue paper and is a study of 54 individual blue figures inspired by Matisse’s cut outs of women and dancers.”
On the opening night of the show the gallery will also reveal ‘Beethoven 2016’ the latest print edition from artist Nick Smith. Using his imitable custom colour-chip aesthetic, in his latest edition Smith recreates the image of the famed German composer incorporating the words from his death letter. Smith commented:
"The text running through the work is Beethoven's Heiligenstadt testament from 1802 - his death bed letter to his brothers, shedding light on his personal torment of increasing deafness and how it affected his genius."