Exhibition extended until the 26th of July.
‘Bells from the Deep’ exhibition is the outcome of our latest Open Call for Drawing and Hand Made Prints. Hundred Years Gallery opens its space to over sixty artists of all ages, those who may have never had the opportunity of exhibiting their work, those who perhaps never dare to show them in public, and those who just want to feel free of judgement from arts panels. We have encouraged all our neighbours from the York Row Council Estate to participate as part of our arts community.
Opening on Thursday 2nd of July from 7.30 as part of the First Thursdays Open Until Late organized by WhiteChapel Gallery.
‘Bells from the Deep’ is a title borrowed from one of the great Werner Herzog’s documentaries which dives in the profound spirituality and superstition in Russia. For our Open Call we aim to ring the deep bells of the artists, searching for the spontaneity of drawing and the dedication of craft printing, as an intimate and direct expression of the artist’s inner force, whether this one comes from the so common overwhelming social struggles, life’s uncertainty and beauty, fears, or just simply their personal, spiritual or not, themes.
During the ‘Bells From The Deep’ exhibition the gallery basement will turn into a drawing room open to everyone who wants to use it as an improvised studio. We will also ask the audience to participate in a series of events organized with the artists and to vote for their favourites. The 8 most voted artists will be exhibited in a Hundred Years Gallery Group Show during 2016 organized and curated by the Director Montse Gallego.