Le Dame Art Gallery is proud to announce the first edition of its Photo House Photography Competition.Having been scouting emerging artists over the past three years as a Contemporary Art Gallery in London and following the success of ‘Artrooms’, the International Art Fair for Independent Artists hosted at the Meliá White House Hotel, we are excited to open the doors to the most popular visual media, Photography, with this international competition aiming to extend our art gallery’s collection including a new photography section.
‘On a journey’ is the theme of this year.
The competition offers all talented photographers the chance to show their unique vision, to communicate their different ways of seeing the world and also to become part of this collection.
Photo House, Board
Le Dame Art Gallery is delighted to present 100% Abstract, a new collective show set from the 2nd of February 2017 to 12th of March 2017 at the Meliá White House in Regent’s Park.
Join us and discover Abstract Art throughout the work of emerging artists from all over the world with different backgrounds, cultures and techniques.
We are looking forward to see you all!
Gavin Mc Clafferty
Lynne Godina Orme
Saliha El Houssaini
Samuel O’ Brien
Sadie Clayton is a luxury sculptural womenswear label representing a unique aesthetic in the British fashion scene. Clayton’s architectural approach sees avant-garde shapes, manipulating industrial materials and silhouettes to fit the female form. The designer’s signature fabric – and the element that brings good luck – copper, is prevalent within her collections as is copper sheeting, which has been hammered and heated for a progressive finish. The abstract concept of time is a continuum in her work both commercially with Nixon watches and specifically this year when she presented with Alcantara a bespoke piece also displayed at the Protein Gallery, Shoreditch, which captured the concept of time in the form of a full length coat.
Sadie also has a personal spirituality which she draws on coming from the metaphysical properties of stones, and physiognomy. Themes which have been translated into her garments through their voluminous shapes, or constraints and twisted proportions. The fabrics replicate the texture and composition of the crystals, also demonstrated in her A/W 2016 signature bomber with Swarovski.
Tommaso Pennisi will be on exhibition at Le Dame Art Gallery from the 21st to the 27th of November 2016.
Le Dame Gallery is delighted to present the “Unfinished self” a project by artist Martin Robert Reed. The show features new mixed media paintings that explore self-portraiture and the human condition.
As humans we are persistently engaged in thought and our emotions govern our existence, these attributes contribute to what inspires us, yet it is our action our physical motion that directly interprets our response to stimulus. In this regard the drawing/painting process becomes Reed’s main concern, as this is the direct link with our human physicality and our presence. It is this physicality in his drawings/paintings that he believes makes a direct connection to the viewer.
“Through paint it is my intention to immerse the viewer in reality. Not just my own reality as an artist, or the paintings’ reality, but for the viewer to ask questions about their own reality” says Martin R. Reed.
Figuration underpins his paintings and is the main concern, the human condition, consciousness and existence. The fascination with human sophistication and our complex journey, a complex journey that ends unfinished.
“Unfinished Self” Project – 1st – 30th September 2016
The artist will attend the Private View on the 6th of September from 6pm to 9pm.
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Michel N Camilos
First UK Solo Exhibition
from the 12th to the 16th of June
Michel Camilos 01 January 1972 is a Lebanese Artist, an event designer and a food specialist.
His passion for food, and art combined landed him mostly in the event business. After almost 20 years between the Gulf specially KSA and Beirut, now he is in London, UK to expand his unique talent and to spice his simple lines from the British and European moods.
Le Dame Art Gallery are delighted to present EXODUS, an installation of 15 mannequins by artist Franco Nonnis.
With this exhibition, the artist continues his personal investigation on human beings. As a starting point, Franco has asked himself a simple question: are people’s choices driven by curiosity, interest or necessity? With a great sense of empathy, Franco has given life to this installation that aims to represent the journey of migrants through time and space. Their stories, their hopes, their lives.
“In the last years, we have been witnessing the landing of migrants on Italian coast from Africa and other Mediterranean countries. These people desperately try to flee from war and starvation. Too often, their exodus turns into a tragedy and men, women and children die in the attempt to reach a land that was supposed to be safe. Most people have a hard time facing and accepting it, including myself”, says Franco Nonnis. “Since 2015, I have been working on a project called FUGA (ESCAPE), to tell the stories behind many refugees. At the same time, I wanted to denounce the inadequacy of the Italian political class and the fact that our country was also becoming a land to escape from. Too many young Italians are in fact leaving their home country in the attempt to find abroad the opportunity to build a better future. Denying someone’s future or hope is simply unacceptable”.
To give life to this installation, Franco delved also into his origins, into the stories of his ancestors and friends. People who faced difficulties and deprivation, but still maintained their ethos and found strength in their memories and in the need to pass them on the new generations. Those people and their choices made Franco what he is today. Those people are the inhabitants of Franco’s home village, Desulo, a place in the mountains of Gennargentu in Sardinia, whose name reminds of the Latin world “exulis” (exile).
EXODUS is a story of a journey for a better future.
“Given how politically contentious the issues of immigration and EU free movement have become, this exhibition can be also seen as a contribution to the debate on Brexit” say the gallery directors Cristina Cellini Antonini and Chiara Canal, both Italians living in London for many years, “We trust that through Art, we will be able to suggest another interesting angle on a very hot topic”.
The exhibition is supported by the town of Desulo (Italy).
EXHIBITION FACTS TITLE: EXODUS DURATION: 9 JUNE - 6 JULY 2016 ADDRESS: Le Dame Gallery at White Meliá Hotel, Albany Street, Regent's Park, London NW1 3UP OPENING HOURS: Mon to Fri 10am to 6pm – Saturday from 12 noon to 6pm. Sunday by appointment only TELEPHONE: 0044 (0) 7947653530 EMAIL: email@example.com WEBSITE: www.ledameartgallery.com PRIVATE VIEW: Thursday, 9th of June from 6pm to 9pm