London Artists Wanted For Exhibition – Deadline 30 April 2010.

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‘How beautiful ugliness is!’ is a collaborative show organised and curated by Red Gate Gallery to be held between the 28th of May and 24th of June 2010.

What is the voyeuristic impulse behind our attraction to the gruesome and the horrible? Where does the magnetic appeal of the sordid and the scandalous come from? Is ugliness also in the eye of the beholder?

‘How beautiful ugliness is!’ is a forthcoming exhibition of works by 30 artists exploring the concept of ugliness, the monstrous and the repellent in visual culture and the arts. With abundant examples depicting ugliness in painting and sculpture ranging from ancient
Greek amphorae to Bosch, Brueghel, and Goya among others, this provocative exhibition aims to explores in-depth our present day notions of the horrid, evil and depravity, as well as darkness in art and literature.

The down-side of beauty lets one discover a vast and often unsuspected iconographic vein. This exhibition endeavours for visitors to consciously face ugliness wit the hope that they will exclaim: ‘How beautiful ugliness is!’

This show has a participation fee of £60 per artist. The combined participation fee will ensure that Red Gate Gallery can print postcards, catalogues and posters for promotional purposes as well as cover the hiring cost of the venue and other overheads such as electricity,
rates, etc..

How To Participate

We are looking for:

  • Artists must be London based. (This is due to avoid shipping difficulties)
  • 25 2-D artists working in various media such as acrylic, oil, photography and
  • collage. The subject matter for the show focuses on ‘ugliness’. Each artist can only exhibit

    one piece of work relating to the topic. The dimensions of the work must be 60cm x 60cm

    or 24″ x 24″ – works bigger or smaller will not be accepted.

  • 5 3-D artists working in new-media, installation and sculpture
  • Each artist can only exhibit one piece of work. The dimensions of the work can
  • be up to 1 m2.

  • Deadline for submitting statements and sample jpgs 30th of April 2010 – 5pm

What we need from participating artists who would like to submit work:

  • Short supporting statement about your work relating directly to theme. Not more
  • than 50 words.

  • 1 – 3 good quality high res jpg of works to be submitted.
  • Full name, e-mail address, phone number when sending the application
  • participation fee only to be paid when accepted for the show
  • Deadline for submitting statements and sample jpgs 30th of April 2010 – 5pm

Contact Yara Tschallener, Red Gate Gallery on info@redgategallery.co.uk or call 02073260993
for submissions and further queries.

What is the voyeuristic impulse behind our attraction to the gruesome and the horrible? Where does the magnetic appeal of the sordid and the scandalous come from? Is ugliness also in the eye of the beholder?  ‘How beautiful ugliness is!’ is a forthcoming exhibition of works by 30 artists exploring the concept of ugliness, the monstrous and the repellent in visual culture and the arts. With abundant examples depicting ugliness in painting and sculpture ranging from ancient Greek amphorae to Bosch, Brueghel, and Goya among others, this provocative exhibition aims to explores in-depth our present day notions of the horrid, evil and depravity, as well
as darkness in art and literature.

The down-side of beauty lets one discover a vast and often unsuspected iconographic vein. This exhibition endeavours for visitors to consciously face ugliness wit the hope that they will exclaim: ‘How beautiful ugliness is!’

https://www.redgategallery.com/


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