LEANDRO QUINTERO, ENTANGLED

6-15 July 2012, private view on Thursday, 5 July at 6.30 pm

Entangling as synonym of forging or pretending; mockery, which also remarkably refers to commitment and from that place boldly leaps into muddled-up disconcertment.

This spread of meanings is not different from that strategy of shreds which can be perceived in Leandro Quintero's photography, made of street hues and hints by means of zooming in on details. The reduced space is the place where to dig to let a dislocation palpitate, a corpus of conterfeited everyday representations which inscribes a bright game that does not shun parody and fetish. ...

2012-06-28

EDGE OF THE CITY SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

1 July 2012, 1-7 pm

On the 1st of July we are hosting Edge of the City Short Film Festival as part of the East End Film Festival programme. Community group behind the event is based in South East London/Woolwich, and is committed to film practice and education. 

They organise free workshops for professionals and beginners in all areas of film production, theory and distribution. EOTC tutors teach at the University of East London, bringing their expertise to urban communities and making films in co-operation with local people....

2012-06-30

BLAIR LAMAR, THE IN-BETWEEN

8-24 June 2012, Private view on Thursday, 7 June at 6.30 pm

Blair explores the point where shape, colour, and human form become one.  She assigns one colour to act as shadow, one as highlight, and the last as the tone in-between.Each piece then takes on an organic process, as she moves around the canvas, painting shapes of colour that flow between the figure and surrounding space. ...

2012-05-25

BARTON HARGREAVES, PLAYGROUND

11 - 27 May 2012 (private view on Thursday, 10 May  at 6.30 pm) 

Barton makes indoor and outdoor installations and fine art prints using digital and more traditional processes such as etching and screen print, often mixing them all up together.

Themes of being and non-being, renewal, cyclical cycles, temporality, the ephemeral and repetition are used to create the finished works that punctuate his practice....

2012-05-03

THE ROYAL PORTRAITS

20 April - 1 May 2012 at the Ritz London, 11 am - 6 pm, free entry

VZ Gallery is proud to present The Royal Portraits collection featuring HM Queen Elizabeth II, HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, HRH the Princess Royal, HRH Princess Michael of Kent, as well as HM Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, HM King Harald V of Norway and HM Queen Sonja of Norway....

2012-04-23

ANNA LAURINI, LOVERS

3 - 26 February 2012 (Private View on Thursday, 2 February at 6.30 pm)

LOVERS is a series of new paintings by Anna Laurini. Suitably set in a valentine context, these new works engage in discourse with the human psyche and explore its tenderness and sentiment through a series of narratives indicated by the titles.

Through the application of multiple mixed-media techniques, Laurini's canvases defy the limitations of their materiality in expressing a visceral quality instrumental to their strength. ...

2012-01-23

SANDRA D'ANGELO, PANDORA'S BOX

13-29 January 2012, (Private View on Thursday, 12 January at 6.30 pm)

In the latest series D’Angelo poses her models most often against a bare wall and then digitally adds backgrounds. Children that look like fantasy creatures and dolls become, in Pandora's Box, monumental portraits and mystical subject types caught in the moment of their introspective emotion....

2012-01-06

PAUL BENNETT, ABSTRACT AND FIGURATIVE WORKS

2-22 December 2011 (Private View on Thursday, 1 December  at 6.30 pm)

Intense, atmospheric, raw, vulnerable and yet disarming, remote but abstract, intimate but isolated. Bennett creates beautiful, engaging and disturbing paintings, rife with ambiguity....

2011-11-18

IRMA IRSARA, L'ACQUA DIALOGA COI SASSI

3 - 27 November 2011 (Private View on Friday, 4 November at 6.30 pm)

We are pleased to present an exhibition of recent works by the Italian artist Irma Irsara, who has been living and working in London since 1987.

Having grown up in company with the beautifully chromatic Dolomites, Irsara developed a language of colour from a young age and this dialogue has remained the essence of her work....

2011-11-03

POP-UP SHOP-CUM-EXHIBITION-CUM-BOOK LAUNCH

22 - 25 September 2011 (Private View on Thursday, 22 September at 6.30 pm)

Selling prints, limited editions, books and zines, cum is a retail and exhibition initiative developed by Stuart Sandford Enterprises and incorporating the exhibitions Boy BANG Boy and HUNG.

Artists represented include Stuart Sandford, Eiki Mori, Florent Routoulp, Gio Black Peter, Jeff Hahn, Eduardo Tachado, Clinton Hayden, Ignacio Lozano and many more....

2011-09-21

HEROES AND VILLAINS

1 - 14 September 2011 (Private View on Thursday, 1 September at 6.30pm)

Ben, Dan and Esme met as slackers working in shitty cubicles, at a shitty job, for shitty money. It was shitty. Since then however, through their camaraderie, a shared love of pubs, fish and chips, stitch, paint and scratch all the daft things that entered their minds....

2011-08-07

SUMMER HOLIDAYS

We are closing the gallery until the end of August for summer holidays. From September expect the most talented new artists in our portfolio and exciting series of exhibitions as always....

2011-08-07

BORIS LAVRENTIEV'S PAINTING IN THE KATE MOSS COLLECTION

 

On the first weekend of July a portrait of supermodel Kate Moss by the VZ Gallery artist was presented to her at the wedding with guitarist Jamie Hince. The wedding took place in the village of Southrop in Gloucestershire near the bride's family home and saw Naomi Campbell, Jude Law, John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Vivienne Westwoood, Brian Ferry and others among quests....

2011-07-23

DMITRY OSKIN, THE PROVOCATION

24 June - 28 June 2011 (Private View on 23 June at 6.30 pm)   

at the Old Truman Brewery

 

The Provocation brings together images of contemporary human obsessions, pleasures and suffering inspired by everyday life and the omnipresent power of the media world. 

In his recent big-scale photo portraits Dmitry is trying to look behind the veneer of clichés of sex and violence and glossy images to re-discover the beauty of the body, if not the soul....

2011-06-07

THE SUN RISES, NEW ABSTRACTS BY DAVID COTTINGHAM

20 May - 16 June 2011 (Private view on 19 May at 6.30 pm)

 

David's artworks range from landscape-influenced, abstract paintings to large figurative, dance-inspired, works on canvas. 

“My work is concerned with the two great subjects of art, the human body and the landscape. It draws on many influences from nature to dance, photography, astronomy, and music....

2011-05-06

DAVID COTTINGHAM: THE BALLET GALA PRESENTATION

Sunday 15 May 2011, 7 pm

As part of the Ballet Gala at the Coliseum (English National Opera) the VZ Gallery is organising a presentation of works by David Cottingham from the Blue Dancers series. ...

2011-04-29

MOVIE MAYDAY

Monday 2 May 2011,  12 am - 8 pm 

On  the closing day of the East End Film Festival  we are screening a day-long programme of short  films: Land in Focus showcases experimental Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian video-artists and filmmakers from the 70s to the present,  Green Lens Studios shows a selection of visual artists and filmmakers from across London.

All screenings are free....

2011-05-06

east end cinema festival, london cinema festival, cinema, festival london, april festivalEAST END FILM FESTIVAL

Wednesday 27 April - Monday 2 May 2011

We are taking part in the East End Film Festival with a special screening in the gallery on May, 2. Programme to follow.

All welcome!...

2011-04-28

paul smith, london exhibition, art exhibition, shoreditchPAUL SMITH

28 April - 9 May 2011 (Private view on 27 April at 6.30pm)

 

"My work starts from photographs of urban and rural environments: photographs I take documenting my experience of locality. Photography has always played a central role in my art, whether as the finished piece or as part of the process towards a painting....

2011-04-16

FAIZA SHAIKH - THE BLESSING

21 - 26 April 2011

A week before the Royal Wedding the VZ gallery presents Faiza Shaikh's exhibition "The Blessing" in the Mall Galleries.

Throughout her career, Faiza Shaikh has developed a special technique that converts the canvas into a luscious, rich silk and velvet texture. The use of gold and silver leaf inscribed with philosophical messages has become her signature....

2011-04-16

bill jackson, photography exhibition, art gallery, london gallery, exhibition londonBILL JACKSON - PHOTOGRAPHY

8-19 April 2011 (Private view on 7 April at 6:30pm)

Having exhibited alongside such photographic illuminaries as Richard Avedon, Helmut Newton, Irving Penn and Josef Sudek, Bill Jackson became frustrated with the limitations of stills photography. His attention was grabbed by the then emerging digital and electronic imaging science, and for the next 20 years he worked in the fields of electronic and multimedia. In 2006, Bill sought out another dramatic change and took up his stills camera once again. Since then he has exhibited in many galleries worldwide, including the National Portrait Gallery in London and The Royal Academy....

2011-04-16

matthew priest, lodon artist, modern art, new art,  new techiqueMATTHEW PRIEST - ORDER THROUGH CHAOS

24 - 29 March 2011 (Private view on 23 March at 6:30pm)

Matthew’s work examines the interplay between man and machine using a drill as a prosthetic instrument to form visceral spaces on metal....

2011-04-16

chelsea, chelsea art fair, event april london,  art fair, london art fairCHELSEA ART FAIR 2011

We are taking part in Chelsea Art Fair on April 1-3, 2011 presenting Bill Jackson, Dragana Jurisic, Natalie Richy and Paul Smith

Come to see us and 36 more galleries in Chelsea Old Town Hall....

2014-02-18

colombian artist, latin american art, london gallery, francisco joseFRANCISCO JOSE - SANDWICH MAN

11- 21 March 2011  (Private view on 10 March at 6:30 pm)  

Francisco Jose captures in his work the speed and variety of the city in flux from the perspective of a sandwich seller whose privilege is to observe....

2011-04-24

faiza, assian art, london artist, art gallery,  shoreditch artFAIZA SHAIKH

A new artist in our portfolio – Faiza Shaikh.

Throughout her career Faiza has developed a special technique by which the canvas is converted into a luscious, rich silk and velvet texture whilst the use of gold and silver leaf scripted with a philosophical message has become her signature....

2011-04-16

gallery opening, london exhibition, gallery londonVZ GALLERY LAUNCH

19 November 2010

Thanks to everyone who turned up for our gallery opening or visited the subsequent public view the following weekend at The Old Truman Brewery

We have opened with an exhibition by Boris Laurentiev and Natalie Richy, and The Godivas String Quartet added to the festive atmosphere of the launch.

See you in our showroom in Cheshire Street!...

2014-03-05

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