The new North East London based exhibition is fortunate to house a variety of artists’ artwork from across the globe, thanks to dedicated curators and founders of the upcoming display.
Joe, Sam and Charlie, curators and founders of Loose had a common commonality: art tends to give off the impression of being too intelligent which they believe can be “wanky”.
With that idea, the trio began to get in touch with artists that they believed resonated with this ideology, and started to gather images that they were also keen to share with others. The triad collectively want to promote art they are passionate about, however way this may be. This is their shared idea and main purpose of the exhibition.
The artists involved include legendary skateboarder and artist Ed Templeton, Brooklyn based photographer Mike Spears, who tends to use vibrant and playful imagery, together with provoking and occasionally indirect eroticism. Hetty Douglas, named as one of ‘London’s new generation of painters’ by Dazed Magazine and recent D&AD Black Pencil winner James Holliday for his video work ‘Bottles of Squash’.
Megan Doherty’s skill is capturing the rawness of youth culture through photography. Her work appears genuine, fun and a true representation of youth culture today. Mike Spears focuses on all aspects of photography, including travel, people, landscapes or the pure bizarre. He achieves the images in an irreverent and amusing way that harnesses our attention and curiosity.
The full list of artists include: Ed Templeton, Hetty Douglas, Megan Doherty, Mike Spears, James Holliday, Michael Kingett, Joe McCrae, Carl Storey, Snffn Glu, Michael Dicken. If you’re all about loving art for what it is – art without a hidden agenda, this is the exhibition for you.
Loose London will be held Tuesday 8 November – for one night only!
65-67 Ridley Road
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