Responding to a call-out for emerging art, each of the four artists have been selected for their promise and skill by curators Adriana Cerne & Lindsay Moran. Leyden Gallery has shown its astute judgment in recognising emerging talent, as their perception in the past has produced artists who have gone on to both critical acclaim and commercial success.
With the development of each of Leyden Gallery’s Platform shows there is a fabulous opportunity for the public to both see and buy art from emerging artists at a critical early stage of their careers.
:: Thomas MacGregor
Macgregor works predominantly in oil on canvas with bold palette, stark contrast and heavily textured paint. Major influences include Paula Rego, Max Beckmann, Philip Guston.
:: Tamsin Spargo
Spargo’s work is concerned with memories, experience and relationships. She works primarily with the human form and images of people she knows. Tamsin often uses embroidery as a means of repair, bringing some symbolism of optimism into the work.
:: Georgios GreeKalogerakis
For this exhibition GreeKalogerakis presents the “S” project, which stands for Stainless Steel Sound Sculpture and is inspired by ancient Greek pottery and the pediments of the Parthenon.
:: Elsie Phipps
Phipps’ interest in themes of time and impermanence manifest in her method of painting by which the images are worked in layers, often erasing other parts of previous images until they reach a point where they are deemed complete; but also often in forms or silhouettes, and suggestions of people passing through spaces whether they be an interior or a landscape.
Thanks to Vedett for sposoring the drinks.