There are so many art galleries in London that sometimes it seems there is just too much to see. But the truth is that you can never have enough art! On rare occassions impressive galleries open, leaving you wanting more. Here’s The Gallery of Everything, on Chiltern Street in West London.
Situated in that beautiful old school barber shop on Chiltern Street opposite the firehouse, the gallery shows major historical master artists and newly established ones. All proceeds from sales support The Museum of Everything, a British non-profit organisation, committed to the advancement, integration and celebration of artists beyond the cultural mainstream.
Their latest exhibition (which has been extended and continues this weekend, due to popular demand) This Is Dedicated to The One I Love presents three contemporary artists whose practice evidences a visual communication with a key family member or companion. With this theme and connection between people and place makes it an extraordinarily intimate and beautifully created show.
Hiroyuki Doi is a Japanese artist who creates naturally intense drawings with a mark-making technique that allows him to meditate on the loss of his brother throughout creation. These are monumental works in a way that you can feel the emotion of each.
Also shown are drawings by Nigel Kingsbury, wonderfully whimsical and fragile looking drawings of women who care for him and vice versa. They float in frames at the back of the gallery like figures from past times.
Most impressively Harald Stoffers documents intimate testimonies that reveal the graphic inner life of a non-stop conceptual art-maker. Letters addressed to his mother appear (or don’t appear) erratically drawn and scribbled over and over again to create chaotically stunning works of art that pack a punch.
Why you should visit
- Beautiful old former barber shop on Chiltern Street, W1
- Perfectly situated close to Ciltern Firehouse
- An exhibition focusing on drawing
- 3 talented emerging artists
- Emotinally charged and intimate exhibition
For more information about the gallery's past and future exhibitions visit their website here. To support and read more about the 3 artists above click here. For The Museum of Everything and to see the wonderful work that they are doing, click here!