Exhibition

Young Masters

7 Oct 2009 – 4 Nov 2009

Cynthia Corbett Gallery

London, United Kingdom

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Sphinx Fine Art, 125 Kensington Church Street, W8
7 ? 23 October 2009 Hours 10am - 6pm
Nearest Tube: Notting Hill Gate

The Old Truman Brewery, F Block, T5
14 October - 4 November 2009 Hours 11am ? 6pm
Nearest Tube: Liverpool Street/Aldgate East
Private View 15 October 2009, 6-9pm

The forthcoming Young Masters exhibition, presented by The Cynthia Corbett Gallery, features emerging and newly established artists whose work is inspired by Old Masters. Through painting, photography, sculpture, and installation, each artist references an element of the established art historical canon, either through technique, imagery, or subject, whilst establishing an undeniably contemporary spin on highly revered paintings. The artists offer images that are familiar icons, often instantly recognisable, yet re-interpreted, distorted and somewhat uncanny.

Young Masters includes work by an International group of artists including Gemma Anderson, Lluis Barba, Charlotte Bracegirdle, Maisie Broadhead, Cecile Chong, Hector de Gregorio, Alice Evans, Ghost of a Dream, Kerry Jameson, Valerie Mary, David Roche, Constance Slaughter and Masaki Yada, all of which address various issues through their practices, often with irony, showing both reverence and irreverence to the Old Masters.

The work will be displayed simultaneously in Kensington and the East End throughout October. Young Masters starts on 7 October at the historic building of Sphinx Fine Art on Kensington Church Street, where selected work will be hung alongside Old Masters pictures, creating a fascinating dialogue between artists several centuries apart. The exhibition then opens on 15 October until 4 November at The Old Truman Brewery in London's East End. The initiative is the brainchild of The Cynthia Corbett Gallery, supported by corporate sponsors AXA and the Brake Group and curated by Constance Slaughter and Beth Colocci. Young Masters will offer the Young Masters Art Prize, totalling £4,000, to the most talented artists.

Curated by Constance Slaughter & Beth Colocci

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