10– 14 Oct 2007- The Atlantis gallery, London UK




Artists announced for the biggest museum-scale exhibition of its kind

Private View: 9 Oct 2007


Leading curators present the art stars of tomorrow – and today
Tom Hackney, Tessa Farmer, Sarah McGinity, Gordon Cheung, Gavin Nolan, Stella Vine and Miho Sato are just some of the artists showing work in The Future Can Wait - the biggest ever
museum-scale privately curated exhibition for breaking artists.
Curators Zavier Ellis and Simon Rumley have now announced the full list of artists set to exhibit in the Old Truman Brewery’s Atlantis Gallery, in what promises to be a seminal show in the future of art history. Ellis and Rumley have selected the best of what they describe as The New London School – artists whose work deals with the human condition in painting, video and installation, underpinned by an emphasis on technical expertise.

List of artists:
Jennifer Allen, Dylan Atkins, Emma Bennett, Kiera Bennett, Louise Camrass, Juliana Cerqueiera-Leite, Gordon Cheung, Simon Cunningham, Chris Davies, Tessa Farmer, Nadine Feinson, Bettina Graff, Tom Hackney, David Hancock, Matthew Houlding, Sam Jackson, Chia En Jao, James Jessop, Kounosuke Kawakami, Cathy Lomax, Alexis Milne, Rui Matsunaga, Robin Mason, Sarah McGinity, Hugh Mendes, Richard Moon, Alex Gene Morrison, Rie Nakajima, Gavin Nolan, Tim Parr, Jaime Pitarch, Emma Puntis, Harry Pye, Miho Sato, Dominic Shepherd, John Stark, Erik Tidemann, Gavin Tremlett, Will Tuck, James Unsworth, Stella Vine, Hannah Wooll

Featuring the art stars of the moment, the show will bring together hundreds of future collectable works in one gallery space and all pieces will be for sale. The Future Can Wait will be bigger than anything of its kind that has gone before. It will also offer a contrast to the more limited viewing context of the art fair booth system by showing a wealth of work as it was originally intended – in a spectacular, spacious environment. Featuring these London-based artists for its inaugural year, The Future Can Wait will eventually take on global partners to become a primary showcase for international artists.

Editors’ Notes:

Zavier Ellis
Two years after graduating from Manchester University with a BA (Hons) in History of Modern Art in 1996, Zavier Ellis opened his first gallery in London at the age of 24. Also an artist with a Masters in Fine Art, Ellis has work in several renowned international collections including Peter Nobel (Zurich), Anne Lewis (Sydney, New York) and Helmut Schuster (Frankfurt, Berlin). Ellis’s most recent project, CHARLIE SMITH london, is a curatorial dealership specialising in young, contemporary artists. Conceived as a platform for emerging to mid-career artists, CHARLIE SMITH london’s priority is to present work with a specifically curatorial emphasis at selected art fairs and events as well as singular exhibitions at the gallery and at alternative venues, both internationally and in the UK. Ellis, through CHARLIE SMITH london, is keen to promote interrelations between artists, curators and galleries while maintaining a priority to show work in its correct context , providing for progressively-minded collectors. Ellis has a broad and extensive experience of the contemporary scene, as curator, dealer, artist, collector and events organiser.

Simon Rumley
Having bought works by then relatively unknown artists Jamie Shovlin, Ian Monroe and Marcel Dzama, Simon Rumley founded the auspicious New London Kicks in 2005. An annual show sponsored by the oldest and largest art fair in the US, The Armory Show, New London Kicks promotes contemporary and emerging artists in New York in collaboration with Soho House NY and Wooster Projects. As well as showing breaking talent such as Miho Sato, Gordon Cheung and Stella Vine, Rumley was first to exhibit Katy Moran’s work in New York before she was picked up by Stuart Shave/Modern Art and selected for a show at the Gagosian Gallery. Rumley has also produced, written and directed four feature films. The first three, Strong Language, The Truth Game and Club Le Monde formed a youth culture trilogy set in 1990s London and were critically acclaimed by, among other publications, The Times, Penthouse and Time Out. Rumley’s most recent film, The Living and The Dead, an extreme psychological drama starring Roger Lloyd-Pack, was premiered at the prestigious Rotterdam Film Festival last year and will be released by DNC at the end of 2007. Rumley has also directed a short film, The Handyman, starring Greta Scacchi, which is travelling extensively on the festival circuit. Rumley will be shooting his next feature in Alabama, USA, in 2008.

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Old Truman Brewery
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Opening Hours: Private View October 9th 2007
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