Exhibition Archive
17 Jan– 11 March 2007 - Gallery Primo Alonso, London UK

I'll Be Your Mirror

Jemima & Dolly Brown / Marit Victoria Wulff Andreassen / Gordon Cheung / Juno Doran / Leo Fitzmaurice / David Hancock / Owen Leong / Andy Magee / Rui Matsunaga / Richard Meaghan / Stuart Semple / Hannah Wooll / Dawn Woolley / Isabel Young

Curated by David Hancock & Richard Meaghan

Private View: Wed 17 Jan 6-9pm

For the inaugural exhibition at Gallery Primo Alonso, David Hancock intends to put together an exhibition that invigorates the idea of portraiture in the 21st Century. The artists selected will explore the historical significance of portraiture as a way of defining our times. Portraiture is art’s historical legacy, giving us a valuable insight into the figures that populated particular periods. A good portrait gives a sense of personality and allows us to empathise with someone lost to time, yet it seems in the past the genre has mostly focussed upon the great and the good. In this exhibition the artists aim to focus upon society as a whole, from the celebrity to the disparate, from those neglected in the past to those who haunt the realms of the imagination. Within the framework of some of the work, ideas of imperialism are incorporated alongside comments on materialism, consumerism, alienation, globalisation and the cult of celebrity. The exhibition aims to capture a sense of a globalised society at the beginning of the 21st Century. Each one of these artists uses portraiture to make a statement about the environment in which we find ourselves,

Gallery Primo Alonso is an emerging not-for-profit, artist run space on Hackney Road. Ideally situated in the heart of the East End, the gallery forms a part of the growing artistic community in the area. It endeavours to provide an approachable space for artists to show their work in an environment dedicated to the promotion of contemporary art.

The three directors at the helm of this venture are Angelica Sule, Paul Murphy and Richard Gallagher. They all studied at Loughborough University experimenting with a variety of media ranging from painting and sculpture through to film and performance. This will reflect in a varied programme of exhibitions and discussion groups, through which the gallery aims to promote the understanding of contemporary art.

Gallery Primo Alonso
395-7 Hackney Road
London E2 8PP

Open Times:
Thurs–Sun 10am-6pm

Any enquires contact Angelica, Richard or Paul
020 7033 3678





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