Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Art Events Thursday 1st April Onwards

I Love Zeus' Diana Camera Custom!
The Diana World Tour includes: The Detriech Collection – a collection of 100 original Diana Clone Cameras, The Diana Urban Vignettes Exhibition – the coolest collection of Diana images that you are ever likely to witness and The Customised Clones Exhibition a collection of around 25 Diana+ cameras; customised by some of the most interesting artists, illustrators, creative types and good-time Lomography friends that the UK has to offer. Each clone is a complete one-off and will be exhibited in store for the whole month of April.

You are invited to the opening party at the Lomography Gallery Store London on Friday April the 2nd at 6pm
remember is to RSVP! with the subject DWT PARTY

A.K.A. A solo show with Alex Young.

Exhibition on show: April 5th to May 10th, 2010 at London Miles Gallery, Westbourne Studios. 242 Acklam Road. Studio 303. W10 5JJ. London. UK

Opening Reception: Thursday April 1st, 2010 from 6pm to 10pm

Reception Location: 47 Mowlem Street, East London. (off Vyner Street)

Please note: Opening reception of A.K.A is at an LMG off site location in East London. Exhibition will move on April 5th to London Miles Gallery, Westbourne Studios and be on display for the complete 4 weeks.
London Miles Gallery is proud to present A.K.A, a solo exhibition featuring portraits of alter ego’s by Alex Young.

A rising star of the UK Outsider Art movement, Alex Young is currently preparing for his forthcoming solo show, A.K.A with London Miles Gallery on Thursday, April 1. Succeeding his hugely successful debut show ‘Exhibitionism’ at the Grenade Gallery in 2008, Young’s new body of work looks to set to expand his artistic and conceptual horizons to even loftier new heights.

In his upcoming solo exhibition, A.K.A, Young has created an exhibition of portraits of pseudonymous characters he has interviewed and studied for each painting. The paintings are monolithic in comparison to the illustrational element sand colours that adorn their faces to represent their alternative name and persona.

Opening Reception: Thursday. April 1st 2010. 6PM - Alex Young will be in attendance.

Location: 47 Mowlem Street. (Off Vyner Street) East London. E29 DR.

Exhibition on display from April 6th to May 15th at Westbourne Studios!

Exclusive sneaker retailer SoleHeaven have teamed up with ZeroCool Gallery to create one of the most exciting exhibitions you will see this year.

Kicks ‘n’ Canvas will explore all elements of hip hop culture Art, Fashion, Music and Dance. The centre price of the show will be 21 pairs of customised sneakers which have been attacked by artists from very different backgrounds – Contemporary Artists and Sculptors will sit next to Street Artists and Writers to create some of the most unique sneakers you will ever see. As well as the customised sneakers each artist will produce a 50cm x 50cm original piece to sit alongside and compliment the sneakers.

The following artists will be taking part in the event Goldie (UK) / Anthony Lister (AUS) / Insa (UK) / Dan Baldwin (UK) / Inkie (UK) / Jon Burgerman (UK) / ATG (UK) / Copyright (UK) / Mr Jago (UK) / Ben Frost (AUS) / Monorex (UK) / Meggs (AUS) / Toaster (UK) / Zoot (UK) / Dickchicken (USA) / Gemma Compton (UK) / Trans1 (UK) / Benedict Radcliffe (UK) / NES (UK) / Numskull (AUS) / Jon Lawrence (UK)

There is a dedicated website for the show with more information on the event, artists and details on how to RSVP which you can find at

Ian Francis – Exodus
25 March – 6 May
Lazarides is pleased to announce the first European solo exhibition of new work by
Bristol based painter, Ian Francis. Using a combination of oil, acrylic and ink in his largescale
paintings, Francis brings his illusory vision to the Rathbone gallery.

Born in 1979, Ian Francis lives and works in Bristol. He studied BA Fine Art and
Illustration graduating in 2001 from the University of the West of England.
Inspired by the Internet, which he started using in 2001, it wasn’t until the attacks
on the World Trade Centre and Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq that he obsessively
began to follow news coverage. His work incorporates a wide range of material
from the Internet, the News, TV and Films and is inspired by illustration hero Dave
McKeen along with contemporary writers such as Tom McCarthy.
This is Francis’s first solo exhibition in London and the UK, he has exhibited
widely throughout the US since 2007.

'Hasadhu, In The Night Before A Storm'
02.04.10 - 18.04.10
A skull, a flower, a macabre character drawn in a delicate line with black ink on white paper in a perfectionist style with complete commitment to detail. Whether its content is negative or positive, dark or light, what you will feel consistently with Usugrow’s work is the dignified beauty.

This exhibition will be Usugrow’s premier solo show in London. The new collection of work takes the viewer inside the mind of Hasadhu. Hasadhu is the fictional character created by Usugrow to reflect his own thoughts, almost an alter ego the artist becomes whilst drawing. When Usugrow produces his artwork, Hasadhu always travels inside his mind and this spiritual journey conducts the process of the work. Usugrow describes the art work itself as a big storm which will engulf everybody around him and the process of making artwork as the calm night before the storm. Those nights are a quiet and personal moment that he enjoys with happiness, clarity and peace. Through this work the artist wants to share that feeling with the audience, seen through the eyes of Hasadhu.

Signed copies of Usugrows book, Love Hate From JP, with FIFTY24SF Gallery, will also be available.
Dray Walk, The Old Truman Brewery
91 Brick Lane
London E1 6QL

Exiles - Tom de Freston
6th to 12th April
Private View- 6th of April 7pm
Launch of Ekphrasis- collection of poems in response to Tom de Freston's poems. 7th of April 7pm
Artist's Website:

The exhibition Exiles will show recent works by the artist Tom de Freston, concentrating on his treatment of displacement and exile. The exhibition will be on show from the 6 to 12 April 2010.

Tom de Freston is an exciting emerging artist who has already been the subject of significant critical and press acclaim, most recently in the wake of the exhibition Reflections at the Christ’s Visual Arts Centre, Cambridge.
Brick Lane Gallery, 196 BRICK LANE, E1 6SA

6 - 17 April 2010
Monday - Saturday 12 - 6pm, Thursdays 'til 8pm

For two weeks in April, Elms Lesters will be hosting DRINKING THE KOOL-AID by Ed Templeton, a non-selling exhibition presented by Emerica and Slam City Skates.

Ed Templeton (1972, Orange County, USA) is hard to define.
At once professional skateboarder, owner of skateboard company ToyMachine, photographer, illustrator and painter, Ed’s work merges these activities on a level and democratic field of subculture art. With origins in the skateboard and punk scenes, his work reflects the DIY aesthetic and endeavor of these cultures, which is furthered by having no formal training as an artist.

You are invited to an exclusive book signing on Saturday 10th April between 12 - 2pm where Ed Templeton will be signing copies of three books: