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Multi-award winning sculptors display never-before-seen drawings
at West Londonís Griffin Gallery

  • Award-winning sculptors display never-before-seen drawings alongside sculptures at Griffin Gallery’s new exhibition - ‘Drawing into Sculpture’
  • Showcasing a selection of work by 5 artists, including exhibitors from Tate Modern, Saatchi Gallery, Art14 and arteBA
  • Exhibition: 29 May – 27 June 2014
  • Press Preview: 28 May 2014, RSVP to griffingallery@kallaway.com
  • Address: Griffin Gallery, 21 Evesham Street, London W11 4AJ
  • Download hi res images at: http://bit.ly/1hX0BwQ

West London’s Griffin Gallery presents ‘Drawing into Sculpture’, an exciting exhibition which examines how artists working primarily in three dimensions use drawing as part of their practice. Co-curated by Becca Pelly-Fry, Director of Griffin Gallery, and Jessica Carlisle, independent curator and arts consultant, this exhibition gives a platform to the two-dimensional work of a sculptor’s practice, often hidden away in their sketchbooks and tucked away in their studios.

From award-winners to international exhibitors, Griffin Gallery has hand-picked five artists from major institutions across the world to explore how they employ a range of media in their drawings and how these play an important role in their overall sculptural practice. All artworks will be for sale at this group exhibition, which showcases their two-dimensional work in a variety of contemporary mediums, including pen, pencil, charcoal and ink, alongside the more widely known sculptural work. The exhibition runs from 29 May - 27 June 2014.

The different drawing mediums allow the artists to express their individuality. Educated at some of the best art institutions in the world, from the Royal College of Art to Central St Martins in London, these artists demonstrate a range of diverse practices that incorporate a wide variety of media and technical ability, whilst remaining very much tied together by central concerns.

‘Drawing Into Sculpture’ brings together accomplished and talented artists Corinne Felgate, who has exhibited at the Tate Modern, London and has sold work to Turner Prize nominee Yinka Shonabare MBE; Adeline de Monseignat, who recently exhibited at Art14 and will also be participating in the Latin American Contemporary Art Fair, arteBA; Dexter Dymoke, a sculpture scholar from the Royal College of Art and Wimbledon College of Arts; Chloe McClellan, whose work features in collections across England and Tuscany, and Matt Moser-Clark, who was awarded the Royal British Society of Sculptors Bursary in 2013.

Becca Pelly-Fry, Director and Curator of Griffin Gallery and co-curator of the exhibition, says:

Griffin Gallery is owned by a group of fine art brands, supplying high quality materials for two-dimensional practice, to artists all around the world.  With this exhibition we wanted to demonstrate that sculptural practice involves a huge amount of two-dimensional work, whether as preparatory drawings that lead to sculptures, or as an intrinsic part of the overall artistic practice… In other words, showing that sculptors can draw and paint too!”

Jessica Carlisle, independent curator, and co-curator of the exhibition, says:

“Precise or fluid, literal or surreal, each drawing captures something of the artist’s character, and, when exhibited alongside their finished sculptures, provides an intriguing insight into how a work of art has come to be. We are thrilled to have artists of this calibre exhibiting unique, unseen work that informs their three dimensional work and artistic process.

Griffin Gallery aims to showcase and support upcoming and undiscovered contemporary artists, and is excited to announce such an innovative exhibition. The gallery is an exciting art space located in West London at the head office of some of the world’s finest artist materials; Winsor & Newton, Liquitex and Conté à Paris. The gallery uses its independence to support emerging artists and explore the cutting edge of contemporary art and craftsmanship.

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Featured Artists:

Adeline de Monseignat is from Monaco and has studied in New York, Milan and most recently in London where she gained a Masters in Fine Arts from the City & Guilds London School of Art. During her career she has exhibited internationally including exhibits in the UK and New York. Recent achievements include Royal British Society of Sculptors Bursary Award (2013), shortlisted for Fack! West London Art Prize (2013) and participating at Art14.

Chloe McClellan is from the UK and has most recently studied at Slade School of Art where she gained an MFA in painting. She has exhibited throughout Europe including the UK and Italy. Recent awards include the Desiree Prize for Painting, Slade School of Art (2013), Boise Travel Scholarship Award, Slade School of Art (2013) and Adrian Carruthers Studio Award Nominee, Slade School of Art and Acme Studios (2013). She also spent time in China where she gained a scholarship in Art and Culture from Beijing Foreign Studies University (2009).

Corinne Felgate is a British artist educated at Wimbledon College of Art, Slade School of Art and University College London. During her career she has exhibited in the UK and internationally, from France to Hong Kong. Recent awards include being shortlisted for Pavilion Contemporary Commission at the Royal Pavilion in Brighton (2014), taking part in a group exhibition at Art14 and also receiving a New Creative Markets bursary from SPACE in London (2013).

Dexter Dymoke is from the UK and received a BA in Fine Art: Sculpture from Wimbledon College of Arts, London and a Masters in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art, London. He has exhibited in the UK and Berlin. His work has been included in various public collections including ASC Gallery in London (2013) and exhibited at a group show at Lloyds Club in London (2013). He was shortlisted for Bloomberg New Contemporaries in 2012.

Matt Moser-Clark is originally from Oxford and now lives in London. He has a BA in Fine Art from Central St. Martins and an MA in Sculpture from the Royal College of Art. He has exhibited throughout the UK, including Saatchi Gallery, Leighton House Museum and Modern Art Oxford. He has recently been awarded the Villiers David Award from the Royal College of Art and the Royal British Society of Sculptors Bursary Award (2013).

Contacts:

Kallaway PR
Jack Hickmott
 jack.hickmott@kallaway.com
+44 20 7221 7883
Griffin Gallery
Rebecca Pelly-Fry
r.pelly-fry@colart.co.uk
0208 424 3341

About Griffin Gallery (http://griffingallery.co.uk/) 
Griffin Gallery is a new gallery in West London supporting cutting-edge talent, hosting discussions and celebrating the best in contemporary art in London and around the world through a new award, the Griffin Art Prize.

A particular focus for the Griffin is the championing of craftsmanship across all contemporary art disciplines. Situated underneath the headquarters of world-leading fine art materials brands Winsor & Newton, Liquitex and Conté à Paris, the Gallery is home to an extensive series of events for artists and arts professionals, including expert talks discussing techniques and advice, running alongside the main exhibition programme.

The Studio Building houses not only the Griffin Gallery, but also an Innovation and Development Laboratory and two purpose-built artists’ studios. The Gallery occasionally hosts workshops in the development studio where invited artists can use cutting-edge art materials created by resident chemists. This bridges science and art with the latest art materials and colours made using the world’s best raw materials, which go on to be sold worldwide.

This independent gallery is under the Directorship of Becca Pelly-Fry.

Opening Times:
Monday - 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday - 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday - 10:00 - 21:00
Thursday - 10:00 - 17:00
Friday - 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday – 10:00 – 16:00
Sunday – Closed

Further information:
Gallery Website: http://griffingallery.co.uk 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/GalleryGriffin
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