The gallery has recently exhibited at London Art Fair Projects 2012. Please find images of the Gallery stand below:
The Gallery successfully participated at Scope Basel. The fair took place between the 14th and 19th June in Basel, Switzerland. Exhibited artists were Darren Coffield, Dave Farnham, Sian Hislop, Lisa Ivory, Jonathan Mcleod, Ethan Pollock.
The Recession Show
Curated by Darren Coffield
18 January – 23 January (Preview evening: Tuesday 18 January |6 – 9 pm)
Guillochon Gallery | Booth P2 | Art Projects | London Art Fair
Darren Coffield | Lee Maelzer | Jonathan Mcleod | Alexis Milne | Liam Ryan | Imogen Welch | Sebastian Wrong
The last few years have seen the greatest global downturn in living memory, yet the elephant in the room is that no one in the Art world seems to have sought to create an exhibition of artworks that evokes these global, yet incredibly local events. To rectify this matter and put on a truly “contemporary” exhibition, The Recession Show brings together a group of artworks spanning the disciplines of Painting, Sculpture, Video, Photography and Printmaking that act as an amusing yet heartfelt and poignant antidote to the monetary crisis.
Lee Maezler’s painting “Silver building” reveals the melancholic beauty of collapsing structures, the sense of something once solid and unmoveable, suddenly prone to outside forces, it becomes a metaphor recalling the twilight world of the global economic crisis. Darren Coffield’s print entitled “Butt” depicts a life-size handgun created from the Financial Times newspaper. The viewer is left to contemplate whether the “Butt” the artist refers to is something which should be stubbed out, or indeed if they are themselves the “Butt” of a twisted joke.
Continuing in this vein and in response to the often-reported financial “Bear Market”, Sebastian Wrong will present his kinetic sculpture “Bearly Alive. With its vampire teeth and manic rocking action this bear conjures up a looming nightmare scenario. Undoubtedly, where there is financial turmoil, hardship soon follows. Poverty, pay restrictions and budget cuts unfortunately take their toll, as seen most recently on the streets of Athens. Alexis Milne’s video piece “Riot part one and two” plays with the notions of mass civil unrest and protest. The work portrays people attacking video projections of historical riots with projectiles to a rock and roll MTV generation soundtrack.
Darren Coffield – 2010 BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, 2010 John Moores Contemporary Painting Prize, Liverpool, 2010 The Threadneedle Prize, 2010 Peeping Tom, Vegas Gallery, 2009 Turner Contemporary Open, 2008 Plein Air, Maximilian Voloshin Museum, Koktebel, Crimea, 2008 Jerwood Drawing Prize
Lee Maelzer – 2010 Moving Still, Guillochon Gallery, 2009 These Here United States, Master Piper, Invisible Stoic (solo exhibition), Carter Pesents, 2008 Up Close and Personal, Zabludowicz Collection, 176 Space, 2005 Art Futures, Bloomberg Space, 2004 John Moores 23, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
Jonathan Mcleod – 2008 Carter presents (solo exhibition), 2008 Dystopia For All, The Wharf Road Project, 2008 The Cafe Gallery, 2008 Gothic Fieldgate Gallery
Alexis Milne – 2009 Sassoon Gallery, The Kiss of a Lifetime , Rogue Studios, Manchester , 2009 Pause & Eject Goldsmiths MFA group show , Rag Factory, 2009 New School, Galerie Shuster, Berlin, 2009, Section Six group show, Cotal Street, 2008 The Future Can Wait 08
Liam Ryan – 2009 17 Ingredients at Bash Studios, 2009 Bing Bang Bong, Stone Gallery, Dublin, 2008 Hackney Wicked, Residence Gallery, 2008 Die In Popular, Slaginc Gallery
Imogen Welch – 2010 Together, Lucy Landers gallery, 2010 (Solo Exhibition) Lighthouse Gallery, 2010 All Systems Go, Departure Gallery, Poole, At Play 2, South Hill Park, Bracknell, 2009 ReOpen, KUBE, Poole, RCA Secrets
Sebastian Wrong – 2010 The Recession Show, LAFP, 2003 – 2010 Designer, Established and Sons
Guillochon Gallery is a Contemporary Art Gallery based in Putney, London. The Gallery Space is housed in a former local authority building next to Putney Bridge. The gallery programme also includes Offsite Exhibitions and Art Fairs. For more information about the Gallery and Director, Chris Guillochon please go to about us
The Gallery has exhibited both British and International artists. Artists shown include Darren Coffield, Lee Maelzer, Thomas Kilpper, Alex Hamilton, Nick Mead and Jonathan Mcleod