I Am Solitary I Am An Army
Beers.Lambert Contemporary Art has been invited by Nottingham’s foremost contemporary art venue, Surface Gallery, to curate its upcoming exhibition of emergent contemporary art. The exhibition, entitled I Am Solitary I Am An Army, features 20 emerging artists who were individually selected for inclusion. Each of the artists’ work responds to questions of identity and individuality, and each artist can be seen as shaping the direction of international and contemporary painting, sculpture, video, and photography. Culled from over 13 different countries worldwide, including Turkey, Israel, Malaysia, Greece, Australia, South Africa, Canada, the US, and the UK, the exhibition will explore current and progressive trends and pathways in international emergent art.
The approach for the exhibition was to remove expectancy away from work dealing with an exclusively figurative approach to the exhibition’s theme; as a result, the work in I Am Solitary encompasses a more conceptual and abstract understanding of ideas around ‘identity’ and ‘individuality’. The works included comment on the relation to the individualistic moment of creation, the solitary subject, the remote instance, or even the viewer’s relationship to the displayed work. Above all, each artist was selected due to the passionate and engaged nature of their work.
The exhibition opens on Tuesday the 31st of August to Saturday the 11th of September, with a private view and reception between 7-10pm on Thursday the 2nd of September. Gallery Hours are Tuesday to Friday 12pm-6pm, and Saturday 11am-5pm.
Beers Lambert Contemporary Art was founded in Vancouver, Canada with the intention of supporting and advancing the careers of exceptionally talented young artists. They currently operate out of Vancouver; London, England; and Berlin, Germany, representing some of the most talented emerging artists from around the world.
The Selected Artists:
Joshua Bilton . Lindsey Bull . Tom Butler .Dionisis Christofilogiannis . BJ & Richelle Formento
Joshua Hagler . Aaron Head . David-Ashley Kerr . Grace Kim . Carla Liesching . Tom Nolan
Sarah Pager . Chong Boon Pok . Charlie Penrose . Andrew Salgado . Lyndsey Searle
Yael Schmidt . Berndnaut Smilde . David A Smith