Ground-Breaking Art Exhibition Proves To Be A Real Summer Treat
A new breed of contemporary, edgy art made its grand debut at the Hortensia Gallery in Kensington and Chelsea College recently.
The public exhibition, entitled ‘The Real Summer Show’ attracted more than 150 guests on its opening night and highlighted the creative talents of 14 emerging artists studying on the college’s Professional Development Advanced Sculpture course.
Described as ‘mirroring the controversial and unpredictable world we inhabit today’, the ground breaking collection combined an exciting mix of sculpture, photography and collage.
The exhibits explored attitudes towards cultural differences, environmental and climate issues, autobiographical family depictions, isolation and solitude within communities, sexuality, censorship and war.
Student Dean Mcmillan was among the artists who displayed their work at the College’s Hortensia Gallery, based on Hortensia Road. He said: ‘Our work is a charismatic presentation of ‘the new art’ which embraces creativity over commerce.’
Date published: 2 June 2010