brave new world EXHIBITION

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 THE LEONTIA GALLERY PRESENTS ‘BRAVE NEW WORLD’ New exhibition exploring different dystopian and utopian visions of the future through paintings, collages and photographs from exceptional emerging and established artists.     

From the 29th of September to the 13th of October Art visitors are invited to the Leontia Gallery (6-10 Central Parade, 137 Hoe Street, Walthamstow, E17 4RT) to explore ground-breaking new works from worldwide artists exploring themes of power, apocalypse, democracy, life and death Etienne Clément’s work depicts a miniature world of folly, depravity and provocativeness. He creates these worlds using toy figures, modes, and backdrops. Clément’s play-mobile-esque ‘scenes’ always reference an event, whether political, historical or biblical. He has shown his work in London, Paris and Germany and in 1997 won second prize in the European Architectural Photographer of the Year. Steven Quinn is a Walthamstow based artist interested in combining his own photography with old cut-outs from old magazines to play with imagery and create often apocalyptic, sometimes humorous narratives. He has shown his work in New York, Frankfurt, Chicago and exhibited along names such as Damien Hirst and Sarah Lucas at Tate Britain. Alfonso Abelardo Hernandez is a multi-disciplinary Cuban artist mixing sculpture, ceramics, wall painting and patchwork to produce three-dimensional collages. His paintings express his constant thirst for learning about everything that surrounds us to offer a work always renewed. Hernandez want us to hold onto a more nascent view of life with his paired down industrial collages Leontia Gallery is also very pleased to be showing some new works of the internationally exhibited artist Lauren Baker, a truly inspiring artist that is taking the Art World by storm. Her work explores the fragility of life, energy-fields, the after-life and other dimensions. She’s created installations at The V&A, Tate Britain, ran an art workshop at Tate Modern and directed the windows of Selfridges.   Additional highlights from ‘Brave New World’ include: · Magnus Gjoen’s pieces examining how to change people’s relationships and preconceived notions of objects. Something that is potentially extremely destructive can be made into beautiful yet fragile objects of art. It’s this misconception of beauty that Magnus Gjoen wants us to see in a different light, being it weapons, animals or the human race itself.    · The ephemeral quality of Carne Griffith’s works made with calligraphy inks, graphite and liquids such as alcohol and tea. His work creates a journey of escapism that focuses on scenes of awe and wonder, projecting a sense of abandonment and inviting the viewer to share and explore this inner realm.   · Louise Mc’Naught’s creations featuring nature, animals, and the celestial realm in glorious, blazing neon hues where the animals are God-like, Sublime and ethereal in their luminescence. Her soft style suggests a delicate relationship between nature and ourselves, making a clear point about man's destruction of nature     For enthusiasts looking to buy their first piece Leontia Reilly, the founder of Leontia Gallery, will be offering private viewings and consultations to talk through the artwork whilst sharing industry insight on investing in art.      Art lovers from collectors to novices will also be invited to attend the preview night on  29/09/16 To RSVP email rsvp@info@leontiagallery.com   

About Leontia Gallery  Leontia Gallery,  the online and pop-up gallery is dedicated to the promotion of contemporary art from exceptional emerging and established artists.            Visit www.leontiagallery.com for further information   -Ends-        Notes to editor:  For an interview with Leontia Reilly, information on the  artists or the gallery contact    press@leontiagallery.com  +44)(07933091038                             

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