One Church Street Gallery showed for the first time at the 24th Edition of the Affordable Art Fair in New York City (13-17 September 2017) and we intend to be back there in 2018. The fair takes place at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street (between 6th and 7th Aves). We showed Lyndsey Keeling, Chris Sims, Paul Knight, Robinson & McMahon, Silvia Lerin, Ann-Helen English, Lee Borthwick, François Pont and Ian Robinson.
One Church Street Gallery showed for the third time at the Affordable Art Fair, stand G5, on Hampstead Heath, London in May 2017, and we intend to be back for our fourth year in 2018 (10-13 May). The fair takes place on Hampstead Heath at Lower Fairground Site, East Heath Road, London NW3 1TH. Last time, we showed Sara Dudman, Ann-Helen English, Lee Borthwick Lyndsey Keeling, Paul Knight, Silvia Lerin, François Pont, Robinson & McMahon, Ian Robinson, Chris Sims and Barry Stedman.
One Church Street Gallery showed for the fifth time at the Affordable Art Fair, stand B6, in Battersea Park, London in March 2017, and we intend to be back for our sixth year in 2018 (8-11 March). The fair takes place at Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, Queenstown Road, London SW11 4NJ (sat nav: SW8 4NW). Last time, we showed Lee Borthwick, Sara Dudman, Ann-Helen English, Lyndsey Keeling, Paul Knight, Silvia Lerin, François Pont, Ian Robinson, Robinson & McMahon, Chris Sims and Barry Stedman.
We are sad to be saying goodbye to our lovely gallery space, but times have moved on and we are travelling far and wide. From April 2016, we will be showing mainly at art fairs and online. All the work is stored in our warehouse and available for immediate viewings. If you are interested in one of our artists, please call or email us and we will send you an online catalogue of work that is available to buy and can arrange for you to view in person.
“We are not wholly bad or good, who live our lives under milk wood”
“To begin at the beginning…”
Peter Blake has combined his love of the circus with his characteristic collaged crowds in a 3 dimensional format. The works are inspired by Lothar Meggendorfer’s International Circus – a pop-up book first published in 1887. For his Circus, Blake has put together a central stage collage, which features a line up of unusual people, and an eclectic orchestra sourced from the Artist’s extensive collection of ephemera. In addition, two weird and wonderful audience collages in which the crowds are being entertained by a circus act sit either side of the central stage. Peter Blake’s 3D Circus was produced and published by Dark Matter Studio in 2013 and the last few in the edition are available through One Church Street Gallery. Please enquire.
Portraiture has been prevalent in Peter Blake’s work since the late 1940s. From his images of pop culture icons to his imagined characters, the artist has always explored a diverse array of individuals. A recent series of small, colourful watercolours depicting the faces and torsos of heavily inked men and women, their individual body art, intricately rendered, is again part of a recurring theme in Blake’s oeuvre: the circus, the fairground and the side-show attraction. The skins of these imagined characters have become canvases in themselves – one figure has an image of the Crucifixion emblazoned on his chest, whilst a tattooed woman has the names of the British Princes, William and Harry, etched on each breast. Another’s complex facial tattoos cover the entirety of his face, echoing the masks in Blake’s wrestling portraits. We present a series of 10 signed original prints, produced and published by Dark Matter Studio. Please enquire.
Five artists who work with the construction or application of cloth and thread were invited to create fine art installation work in the gallery, 6th February – 28th February 2015. The gallery curators have always held an interest in the delicate space that artists navigate between fine craft and fine art. By incorporating a diversity of textile material, technique or process these works seek to cross the boundaries of artistic practice.
A catalogue is available, with a Foreward written by Linda Brassington. To order online, click here.
Linda Brassington is an artist, researcher and lecturer. She is former Programme Leader and Senior Lecturer in Printed Textiles at the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham. Her work has been recognised with Fellowships to the Royal Society of Arts and the Higher Education Academy, and she continues to exhibit and publish worldwide.
The artists took part in an ‘In Conversation’ with Polly Binns at the Private View on 5th February 2015. Polly Binns is an artist, arts adviser and former Research Professor of Buckinghamshire New University with work held in public collections in the UK and abroad. She completed a midcareer PhD in 1997, a Monograph ‘Surfacing’ was published in 2003. Her most recent exhibition ‘Light and Line’ organised through Nottingham Castle Museum toured in 2012-13.