Martin Wilner: Making History - The Case Histories 2014
27 Mar 2015 – 16 May 2015
London, United Kingdom
Founded by Paul Hedge and Paul Maslin over 20 years ago, Hales Gallery opened in 1992 as a contemporary art space in Deptford, South London. In 2004 Hales Gallery moved to its new space in the Tea Building, a dynamic and creative hub in London's East End on the border of Shoreditch and the business district.
For over 2 decades the Gallery has been a focal point for artists, collectors and institutional figures alike and has formed an important environment for the development and distribution of artworks and ideas, all of which has consistently attracted worldwide attention. At the core of the gallery's principles is the nurturing of emerging talents alongside that of some of the 21st century's most significant creative figures. Hales Gallery's commitment to artists whose work has garnered particular historical significance can be shown in it working with figures such as Carolee Schneemann (the gallery held Schneemann's first, highly commended London solo exhibition in 2014), Michael Smith (whom the gallery has worked with for over 10 years) and Frank Bowling OBE RA (the gallery has encouraged an international revival and assessment of his work). Alongside these artists, Hales Gallery has consistently and attentively supported and developed it's younger artists' careers displayed in the success found by Tom Price, Omar Ba, Hew Locke, Rachael Champion and Trenton Doyle Hancock.
Hales Gallery regularly places its artist's works in the collections of some of the world's most significant private and public collections and works closely with respected curators and advisors in doing this. Some examples of the Museum collections who have acquired works by Hales Gallery's artists includes Tate (London), Victoria & Albert Museum (London), The Whitney Museum of American Art (NYC), MoMA (NYC) The Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC) and the Brooklyn Museum (NYC).
Hales Gallery worked with celebrated London architects, HawkinsBrown, on the development of the Shoreditch Gallery.