Visual Suspects Are Rounded Up For Art Exhibition
Striking sculptures, neon art work and intricate 3D installations set the scene for an exclusive art exhibition at Kensington and Chelsea College.
‘Visual Suspects’ attracted more than 100 guests on its opening night at the West London based Hortensia Gallery. The much anticipated show was produced by a group of emerging artists studying HND Fine Art at the college.
Bringing together a variety of artistic concepts the exhibition included displays created from salvaged wood, old photographs, cardboard, barbed wire and lace.
Notting Hill based art enthusiast Anita Patterson was among those viewing the work on the opening night. The 36-year-old art collector said:
‘I absolutely love attending the student shows as you get to view and buy some outstanding and unique pieces. The artwork is just superb and it’s really quite exciting to think you could be viewing the work of someone on the cusp of becoming a big name in the art world.’
Among the work showcased was a collection of six pieces brought together to tell a story.
Jane Giacone who was behind the six-piece installation said she was inspired by the idea of reinvention. She added:
‘My work explores how opportunities present and reinvent themselves to us over and over again. Part of my display was created using old, discarded doors and windows, which I was then able to breathe new life into as art work with a story to tell. I’ve also destroyed and reinvented old paintings by burning or stripping them down before lovingly painting over the scars to bring new life to it.’
Officially opening the exhibition was college Principal, Mike Jutsum, who described the show as
‘a visually and technically stunning collection of art work produced by sharp and creative minds.’
Fine Art lecturer Anjum Moon, added:
‘The artists are a wonderful mix, each with their own personalities and quirks which is often reflected in the work they produce.’
‘Visual Suspects’ is free to attend, runs until Friday January 28 and will be held at Kensington and Chelsea College, Hortensia Gallery, Hortensia Road, London SW10 0QS.
The Gallery is open Monday to Thursday 8.30am until 09.00pm and Friday, 8.30am until 05.00pm.
See the online Visual Suspects Gallery
Date published: 26 January 2011