VEGAS Gallery is moving! / Opening ‘Roulette’
VEGAS is delighted to present ‘Roulette’. A group show which marks four years since the gallery’s conception and, in bringing together recent works from all represented artists, is an opening celebration of the gallery’s newly built independent space at 274 Poyser Street E2 9RF
In a quest to find a ‘perpetual motion machine’ the Roulette wheel was first created in crude form by Blaise Pascal in the 17th century. A game of anomalies and co-incidences, all the numbers on the wheel adding up to number 6 forced the myth that Pascal had made a pact will the devil to obtain the secret of the wheel. Over the last 200 years mathematicians and physicists have dedicated vast amounts of time and money fruitlessly trying to work out the patterns and probabilities of the wheel and modified over time the version of the wheel we know to day is an vast amalgamation of European influences built up over the years to create the game of chance we know as roulette.
Vegas Gallery invites you to join us in our game.
Bracha L.Ettinger, the distinguished French/Israeli artist, known for her paintings, drawings, and notebooks first rose to international prominence when she was living and working in Paris in the 1990’s. Ettinger’s work is included in some of the most important collections in the world, such as Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, Paris; Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris; Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Tel Aviv Mueum of Art and Centre Pompidou, Paris. Her substantial solo institutional credits include The Drawing Center, NewYork; BOZAR, Brussels; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; The Museum Of Modern Art, Oxford; The Russian Museum, St. Petersbourg; Le Nouveau Musée, Villeurbanne; and group exhibitions such as Face à l’Histoire at Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (curated by Chris Dercon). Ettinger had a duo exhibition at the Tàpies Fondation, Barcelona (curated by Catherine de Zegher) in late Spring 2010 and is currently preparing for her upcoming solo exhibition at Museum of Angers, France in March 2011.
Born in 1978 the French/Swiss painter Geraldine Gliubislavich attended the Ecole Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (ESAD), Strasbourg and Ecole Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs before completing her postgraduate studies at Central St Martins, Byam Shaw in 2006. In 2009 she won the Jerwood Contempory Painting Prize and her work will be featured in the upcoming publication ‘100’ which features 100 most promising International artists under 35 years. Her International Solo exhibitions include a critically acclaimed solo show at De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam and I M Art, Seoul. Gliubislavich lives and works in Belgium. Public collections include Eversheds, Ernst & Young and De Nederlandsche Bank.
The British artist Alex Hudson’s delicate paintings frequently depict liminal zones undergoing transformation and renewal. Using dynamic compositions and a distinctive monochrome palette, his paintings unfold and reveal a broad space beyond the surface of the canvas. Alex Hudson studied at Kingston University and UAL Wimbledon College of Art, graduated with an MA in Fine Art, painting in 2007. In 2008 he was selected to participate in the Bloomberg New Contemporaries exhibition. Hudson has participated at various group shows in the UK, Switzerland, Germany and Belgium including ‘CRASH Open’, Charlie Dutton Gallery, Selected by Dan Hays and Matthew Collings.
Heringa/Van Kalsbeek are an established artist duo from the Netherlands, creating mixed media sculptures and working mainly with resin. Heringa/Van Kalsbeek have shown extensively in both solo and group exhibitions. Their solo institutional shows include Kroller-Muller Museum, Otterlo; Stedelijk Museum CS, Amsterdam; Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam; Haags Gemeentemuseum The Hague and The Museum of Modern Art Arnhem. They have fulfilled a range of commissions for art in public spaces and participated in many group exhibitions including those at Museum Het Prinsenhof, Delft; Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo; The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Ceramic Biennale Korea and Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn.
Influenced by Dutch symbolism, the Dutch artist Bouke de Vries reconstructs broken objects such as reclaimed china, glass and pottery and the result becomes a delicate work of art. De Vries has worked with John Galliano, Stephen Jones , Zandra Rhodes and selected exhibitions took place at Ron Mandos Gallery, Amsterdam, The Pallant House, Chicester, MIMA, Middlesborough and Selfridges.
Born in 1965 , Morten Viskum is considered one of the most provocative and controversial contemporary artists from Scandinavia. The artist’s unconventional choice of materials, themes and artistic expressions often seduces and invites the viewers to experience a range of unexpected emotions, causing shock, amazement and uncontrollable curiosity. Morten Viskum’s range of solo shows include international galleries , he has exhibited at ME contemporary , Denmark Nordic Art Triennal, Eskilstuna , Sweden , Drammen Museum, Norway, Museet for Samtidskunst, Roskilde and recently had a solo exhibition at Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand, Norway.
Bettina Carl, born 1968 in Coburg, Germany, lives and works in Berlin and Zurich. Evident in her drawings, the question of identity and identification, how do we create and recall it, and furthermore of memory, have always been a source of inspiration and a challenge to Carl’s artistic production. Bettina Carl has shown widely within Europe. Recent exhibitions including solo exhibitions at Kunstraum Winterthur and Rueffer&Rub publishers, Zurich, and numerous group exhibition such as Kunstraum Kreuzlingen, Minimuseum Viganó, Rapperswil-Zurich, Kunstraum Kreuzberg Bethanien, Berlin, Villa am Aabach, Zurich, Rachmaninoff’s Gallery, London, Space Invasion, Vienna, and Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin.
Paintings by British artist, Gemma Nelson blend features of apparent clumsiness and roundness of shapes in a somewhat obsessive motion that suggest the artist’s predilection for patterns and sequences. Her works bring the spectator back to the 60’s, the epoch of radical fashion, lifestyle trends and psychedelic patterns. Since graduating Slade school of Art in 2007 Gemma Nelson has exhibited in a range of group shows including; Dulwich Gallery London, Bloomberg Contemporary 2008 and Saatchi Gallery’s Four New Sensations. In 2007 she was a Finalist for the Nationwide Mercury Art Prize.
Seoul born, Netherlands based artist Aram Tanis photographs urban architecture and human bodies whose contours do not adhere to conventional notions of beauty. His photographic installations plumb topics of loneliness and isolation and are populated by a cast of outsiders unable or unwilling to inhabit the mainstream. Tanis completed his MA at The Ateliers in Amsterdam in 2006. He has exhibited widely in the US and Europe. Exhibitions included Van Abbe Museum Eindhoven, Museum Schiedam, Museum Winterthur, Palazzo Pepoli Campogrande in Bologna, The F.U.E.L. collection in Philadelphia, Witte de With Rotterdam, FOAM Museum for Photography Amsterdam and Ministry of Culture The Hague.
Besides various cultural, musical and personal life influences, Swiss artist Pascal Rousson’s greatest source of inspiration stems from the brilliance of art itself-its renowned masters, movements or even specific works of art. In his works Rousson frequently reproduces styles and concepts that were practiced by his admired artists and plays with subjects present in their art. Rousson has been selected for the No Holds Barred programme at Amsterdam Art Fair 2011. Recent exhibitions include Helene Nyborg Contemporary, Copenhagen, Espace Cheminee Nord, Geneva, Labo project space, Geneva, Flowers East Gallery, London, Forde Gallery, Geneva, M.A.P. Gallery, Leeds, K3 Space Project, Zurich, Space Studios, London and Museum of Contemporary Art, Liege, Belgium
The private view will be held on Thursday 10 March 6-9 pm and is kindly sponsored by The Embassy of Norway, The Embassy of Switzerland, Essence Luxury Transport, Vitamin Water and Cakelicious Limited.
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