16 - 31 May 2015:
BEN OAKLEY GALLERY PRESENT URBAN KINGS, FIRST SOLO SHOW BY GONNY VAN HULST aka GONNY GLASS
To artistically imbue socio-political themes on an unforgiving medium such as glass is no easy task. But London-based artist Gonny Van Hulst (also known as GonnyGlass) manages just that.
URBAN KINGS elevates the pest to the princely. The vermin to the valiant. The animals native to our concrete, urban environment are paid a royal homage in this exhibition. The Foxes, Rats, Pigeons, Squirrels and Crows – all endemic to the city life – have had to adapt to their industrial surroundings and survive nonetheless. By depicting these crowned creatures in such a light, URBAN KINGS reminds us of our harmonious relationship with nature despite such an adversarial environment, and that we must celebrate all living things, no matter how big or small. These citified animals are enthroned on antique English glass, hot and cold cured photo-fusing prints, paint, lacquer, and hand-forged ironwork all framed in restored late 1800s Victorian timber.
URBAN KINGS by Gonny Van Hulst - 16th to 31st May 2015
PRIVATE VIEW: Friday 15th May 6:30-9pm
9 Turnpin Lane, Greenwich, London SE10 9JA
Opening Times: Thursdays –Sundays 11-6pm | Monday –Wednesday by appointment.
9 May - 23 June 2015:
THE FALL OF THE REBEL ANGELS | 56th VENICE BIENNALE 2015
The Fall of the Rebel Angels is the only independent show that will take place during the 56th Venice Biennale this year. A selection of the most thought-provoking artists of today selected by the Croatian, but London based, artist and curator Vanya Balogh. Canada, Sweden, Spain, Switzerland, Netherlands, Serbia, Italy, Lithuania, Mexico, Ireland, Australia, USA, Israel and China are the countries that will participate in this exhibition to demonstrate that Art is not about borders and politics but people. Coinciding with the Biennale's Preview days - 6/7/8 May - and conveniently located between the two neuralgic spaces: Giardini with the national pavilions and Arsenale with the curated show and other national pavilions. The exhibition will end on the 23rd of June and will open daily from 12 noon to 7pm.
Castello 1610/A, Riva Delle Sette Martiri,