You’ve seen the street pieces, felt the hype and tried to sneak past the bouncers at the private view…well, now Lazarides’ star-studded ‘Grifters’ show is open to the public. For more info check lazinc.com. Or read the press release after the jump.
Love it or loathe it, the festive season is almost upon us once
more. And love it we most certainly do, because at Lazarides
that means it’s party time, and this year we’re literally going to
paint the town red. And green. And orange. And yellow. And
blue… And so, to cap off the first year in the splendid
surroundings of our new Rathbone Place gallery, Lazarides will
be bringing some of the biggest names in street art to London
for a spectacular group show where much of the art will be
nowhere near the cosy confines of our glamorous gallery.
Titled The Grifters, the December event will focus on all new
work from the Outsider artists in all manner of mediums, from
sculpture to installation, canvas to collage, paper to poster,
performance to photography. Alongside the gallery offerings, a
series of paintings and street sculptures will begin to pop up all
over the City from the end of November right through December,
so keep your eyes peeled (unless you work for the council, in
which case we don’t know what you’re talking about, we’ve
never heard of any of these artists, ever).
Those of you sharing a combined love of art and staying warm,
worry not, for you’ll be relieved to hear that the Rathbone Place
gallery will be turning up the heat in more ways than one, and
handing over all four floors of the gallery to our Outsiders group
of artists, with a special installation from Lucy McLauchlan
covering the entire staircase.
But that’s n-n-n-not all, folks, because simultaneously, Lazarides
will be launching a brand new website for prints, posters,
multiples, drawings and all manner of ephemera and collectibles
at the Shop at Greek Street.
The exhibition, street interventions, and website launch will take
place in our galleries at Lazarides 11 Rathbone Place, Fitzrovia,
London, W1T 1HR, and SHOP at Lazarides 8 Greek Street, Soho,
London, W1D 4DG, as well as out and about across the streets
of London from 4th December until January 16th 2010