First Thursdays - Art tour tomoro!

Tomorrow, is the first thursdays, the art event created by TIME OUT LONDON. It´s so many things I want to see, here is my first pick.

1. Charles Avery - The Islanders: An Introduction
14 Wharf Road
London N1 7RW
Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art

The Islanders: An Introduction is the latest instalment in Scottish artist Charles Avery's epic project which began in 2004. For the first time, the whole project thus far will be brought together including several new works. Avery has created texts, drawings, installations and sculptures which describe the topology and cosmology of an imaginary island, whose every feature embodies a philosophical proposition, problem or solution. Imbued with a formal beauty, humour, and a spirit of philosophical enquiry, these vivid and intricate works invite the viewer to recreate the Island in their own minds, and to use it as an arena for exploring philosophical conundrums and paradoxes.
Charles Avery (b. 1973) lives and works in London.

2. Maya Hewitt - Our Immortal Souls
95 Rivington Street
London EC2A 3AY

The exhibition space, created specially by the artist, serves to heighten the viewing experience and emphasise intricate surface details. Strewn with objects and interacting figures, the triptych panels explore a space within her folkloric environment, where painted objects are influenced by the historical narratives of museum pieces. Hewitt turns these banal personal objects into artefacts that are re-invented in paint and re-contextualised by the viewer. Drawn from the artist's familial home, and despite their personalised history, they function as the backdrop for an unrealized theatrical performance.

In the centre of the gallery the artist has created a dark, cluttered workspace emphasising the blurred line between painted fiction and actual reality through physical objects and muffled music.

Hewitt’s works seek to excavate the subtexts which occur beneath the surface of everyday human interactions. Through the use of painted artefacts and reoccurring figures, the artist creates a personal mythology, allowing the viewer to interact with the multilayered narratives found in her work.

3. And last but not least, I will end up my round at VYNER STREET

Group Show - Collect4
Painting, Sculpture, Photography and New Media
32b Vyner Street
London E2 9DG
DegreeArt.com at The Empire

DegreeArt.com presents a four week, four disciplined art collecting festival this October.

Painting Week
Tuesday 30th–Sunday 5th (First Thursday 2nd 6-9pm)

Sculpture Week
Tuesday 7th–Sunday 12th (Late Night Thursday 9th 6-9pm)

Photography Week
Tuesday 14th–Sunday 19th (Late Night Thursday 16th 6-9pm)

Multi Media Week
Tuesday 21st–Sunday 26th (Late Night Thursday 23rd 6-9pm)

30 Vyner Street, London, E2 9DQ 12-6pm Daily (Closed Monday)

During London’s most exciting art month, DegreeArt.com will be hosting four one week long exhibitions connecting emerging graduate artists with buyers and collectors. Doing what they do best DegreeArt.com will open their doors making art accessible, affordable and approachable. They will be showcasing a carefully select group of artists each week who are tipped as being the artists of the future.

All pieces will be for sale and under £2000 and available to buy using an Own Art 10 month interest free loan.Pre-Register to receive 10% off any purchase during Collect4 from the gallery.
To pre register click here

Each weekly exhibition will also incorporate a FREE Tuesday guest lecture with specific industry professionals, all relating to the medium on show. Online bookings will be available from mid September.

Portfolio Reviews
Prior to the Tuesday night lecture, the guest speakers and DegreeArt.com's Elinor and Isobel will conduct a limited number of portfolio reviews for student and recent graduate artists. Please send your CV to elinor@DegreeArt.com to apply for a review.
click here to email

The gallery is producing a ‘How to Buy, Collect and Invest in Graduate Art’ booklet to aid visitors during their visits to galleries.

Thursday Night Openings
Each Thursday there will be a late night opening 6-9pm with drinks and music for the after work crowd.

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