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Smile: An exhibition that brings back laughter

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Group Show
Smile: An exhibition that brings back laughter

82 Westbourne Grove
Nottinghill
London W2 5RT
United Kingdom
March 29th, 2010 - April 8th, 2010
Opening: April 2nd, 2010 6:00 PM - 1:00 AM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.debutcontemporary.com/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
notting hill, bayswater
EMAIL:  
info@debutcontemporary.com
PHONE:  
0207 221 1651
OPEN HOURS:  
11am-7pm
TAGS:  
photography, mixed-media, installation, performance, conceptual, figurative, sculpture
COST:  
Free

DESCRIPTION

'Smile' is a group show displaying works in various media including painting, photography, sculpture, performance, and installation. It will aim to act as a cultural antidote to the recent global depression, natural disasters and a general mood of despondency. Smiling is a universal act, yet there have not been many reasons to smile of late. In the greater scheme of things one can often forget the little moments in life that make us smile and thus happy; this exhibition will seek to bring us back to them.

 

Smile will aim to challenge people to step out of their busy consumer-driven lifestyles to take a split second to 'stop and stare' and to hold the moment and smile: here the true sense of smiling will be in store, not the 'fake' one so often dished out without meaning.

 

The art work shown portrays subtlety rather than shock value seen in recent mainstream exhibitions, the latter tending to alienate, rather than involve, the viewer.

 

Each artist participating in this show has their own way to express happiness and this exhibition demonstrates that no matter where one comes from, one can always find a reason to smile. With a feeling of anticipation, we hope that who ever visits 'Smile' will walk out with a smile, perpetuating a 'feel good factor'; well, at least for a brief moment…..