NEW LONDON KICKS
Gordon Cheung, Reece Jones, Simon Keenleyside,
Alex Morrison and Gavin Nolan
Curated by Simon Rumley and Ed Burke
418 west 15th street
New York, N.Y. 10011
Tel (212) 871 6700
Fax (212) 871 6988
Wooster Projects exudes the vibrant colors of Pop Art and
the fresh energy of emerging artists upon the gritty cobblestone
streets of New York City’s Meat Market.
Pop Art explores the everyday imagery of contemporary consumer
culture. The emphasis is on the familiar such as billboards,
comic strips, magazine advertisements and supermarket products.
Art critic Margaret Morse explains that Pop artist’s
anticipated the visionary power of the ordinary on a consumer-driven
culture that values the brand name and iconic item above individuality.
Wooster Projects is New York’s source for Pop Art, transporting
Andy Warhol’s “15 minutes” to the meat of
the city. Warhol defines pop perfectly, “Everything
is beautiful. Pop is everything”. The gallery has an
extensive inventory of Warhol’s unique works on paper,
paintings, drawings and limited edition prints. Wooster Projects’
exterior walls act as a revolving door for showcasing Warhol’s
iconic images alongside renowned Pop artists such as Lichtenstein,
Wesselmann and Oldenburg.
The Gallery is committed to providing an exhibition space
for new art and artists. They support up and coming artists
in developing an audience through providing an arena where
new work is viewed in the presence of iconic artists. Introducing
emerging artists into the thriving art scene in the Meat Market/Chelsea
area cultivates an appreciation for the crucial role that
artists play in the community.
This fall the Gallery will host two shows for “New London
Kicks”, a group of young artists represented by Simon
Rumley. The first opening October 6th 6-9 pm will be the men
of the group, which include - Reece Jones (charcoal drawings
- major part of the Saatchi collection), Simon Keenleyside
(fantastic/dream-like imagery-escapism- the 1st recipient
of the BOC Emerging Artist Award 2002-03), Gordon Cheung (Currently
exhibiting in what is widely regarded as one of the most important
exhibitions in the UK art calender: The British Art Show 6)
Gavin Nolan (surreal, colorist) and Alex Gene Morrison (acid-punk
paintings, radioactive waste “toxic yellow” slide
off his canvases like slime).
The second show opening November 3rd 6-9pm will be the women
of the NLK Group including: Rui Matsunaga (paintings consisting
of a mix of animation and mythology revealing a persons’
persona), Hannah Wooll (Doll size models scaled up and painted
human size which heighten their absurdity as if a strange
hybridized species has evolved), Sarah Dwyer (Inspired from
nature, Sarah’s paintings are a combination of realism
and imagination), Miho Sato and Katy Moran.