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Lacey Contemporary Opening


Lacey Contemporary – Count down to gallery launch!

9 October 2014
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A new British art gallery for a new age

Join us at the gallery launch on 9th October
Ahead of its Grand Opening on 9th October, Lacey Contemporary opened its doors last Wednesday for a press preview of London’s latest contemporary art space.

Not only did the gallery preview its cutting-edge and dynamic gallery interior, the press were given a sneak preview of the artists who will make up Lacey Contemporary’s inaugural show PROCESSED SPACE. Bringing together three outstanding young British painters working today, Lacey Contemporary’s first exhibition introduces Ross M Brown, Geoff Diego Litherland and Merlin Ramos.

Lacey Contemporary Curator Charlotte Meddings elaborates, ” Processed Space marks the beginning of an exciting journey not only in terms of the artists but for the gallery as a whole. Lacey Contemporary is artist focused and talent driven, and that is evident from the three artists represented in our first show. Ross, Geoff and Merlin all carry their work through intricate and fascinating processes to produce breathtaking interpretations of real and imagined spaces, and for me seeing their ideas connect with each other in the gallery is something truly special.”

Also showcased at the press preview was a painted piece of wearable art in the form of Laura Iosifescu’s Blossom Escape dress. A serene model wearing this unique art gown mingled with the assembled VIP guests and gave a flavour of the contemporary art this brand new British art gallery will present.
Gallery Director Andrew Lacey said, “I am so excited after years of planning and dreaming about the gallery that we are so close to our first exhibition. It is going to be an amazing opening night with three great artists that I am so pleased to represent and showcase in our launch show who epitomize perfectly the type of artist and art that the gallery intends to represent. We will also be previewing short video documentaries about the artists and making the whole building into a piece of art using something called site-mapping, so it will surely be a night to remember. We have a busy and exciting programme this year – after Processed Space we have our first sculpture show quickly followed by our exhibition of the finalists of the international Winter Pride UK arts competition.”

Lacey Contemporary will be officially launched on 9th October by Brenda Emmanus, BBC London News Art, Culture and Entertainment Correspondent, and the Grand Opening will include a dazzling site-mapping installation by Rupert Newman. Rupert says of his ground-breaking work, “Light is integral as to how we experience the world. It compels us, intrigues us, and has a direct impact on our emotional state. I use light to transform architecture, a new art form that reveals a whole new world.”

What better way to introduce this exciting new art gallery to the British art scene – do please join us on 9th October for the Grand Opening of Lacey Contemporary.



Next Exhibition : Sculpt Gallery 11 October 2014 – 25 October 2014


11 October 2014 – 25 October 2014
Please re-visit this page after 1st October to see selected work from the exhibition.

A showcase exhibition of new and recent sculpture by two talented emerging Essex artists, Simon Bacon and Lucy Lutyens.

Opening Party and Preview: Saturday 11 October, 6.30 – 8.30pm. The exhibiton continues on Saturday 18th and 25th October, from 11am – 4pm and at other times by appointment.

Selected sculptures from this exhibition will exhibited at the Affordable Art Fair, Battersea London, so if you would like to see the exhibition in its entirety please ensure that you visit on the first two Saturdays.

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