Launching on 10th May, curated by the Multi - Award Winning Laura I.Art Gallery "All is One. Visions of humans and nature" is a VR showcase of an environmentally conscious series of paintings created by Ola Intu during the COVID pandemic. The artist is looking at the relationship between nature and human beings, inviting us for a journey to seek a connection in the times of globalization, consumerism and environmental crisis.
Can painting help to solve climate change? What is the role of an artist in times of global crisis? What can we all do to take care of the environment around us? These are the key questions that London based artist Ola Intu will try to answer during her debut solo exhibition.
On the occasion of the exhibition, Laura I. Art Gallery has prepared a series of special events, where the cult phrase 'Think global, act local' becomes alive. The private view taking place on 13th of May will be marked by a premiere of a short documentary about Intu's creative process ('All is one: an artist's journey' directed and co-produced by Sebastian Senior) and interactive talk show panel with the artist and her guests. The theme of the panel 'All is One: Art & climate crisis' is to open a discussion about art, nature, sustainability, climate change, and ways of tackling it in everyday life. All participants will have the opportunity to hear stories about the paintings, to gain knowledge about finding solutions to locally help the environment and take part in a distinctive project in association with the environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy. The artist wants to encourage the audience to take part in 'Great British Spring Clean 2021' - a cyclical event where people are picking up garbage in local green areas. Every participant of the panel who takes an active part in the Great British Spring Clean will recieve a free limited edition postcard with one of the paintings presented on the exhibition.
Intu's work is eco-conscious on many levels, starting with the type of material that becomes the surface of her paintings. The artist collects scrapped plywood, wood boards and canvases from dusty sheds, construction site dumpsters, and the streets of London, following the idea that everything can be reused and transformed into an art form. However, she reaches beyond playing only with form and material. Work presented in "All is One" is a storytelling packed with strange forms, colors and lines, translating the voice of the natural world into dreamy visions of the unseen. Using a symbolic language of myths, fairytales and urban legends, Intu explores the idea of relationships by investigating her own emotional world and dealing with a climate crisis anxiety.
The exhibition invites us to reflect on our relationship to the planet we live on and shows us how to be proactive about tackling the environmental issues. We are all part of the natural world, and we can all make a difference.
All is One: Visions of humans and nature will run online from 10-30th May 2021
Multi- Award-Winning Laura I. Art Gallery is proud to organise and host this event to launch their fourth solo exhibition of this year,"Hollowed Landscapes,An Epoch of Color" which celebrates the fantastic work of Glenn Badham.
The gallery has adapted incredibly to the current epidemic challenges taking an innovative approach when organising their events and moved their attention to the digital platform. With this, Laura. I Gallery is excited to invite you to join us, online, in a conversation about the place of art in the national understandings of the landscape now and the impact it has on our cultural identity.
The depiction of landscape in art has played a major role in the creation of cultural identities.
Glenn`s paintings identifies the literal and metaphorical landmarks, values, and secrets around which the territory unites and made us as questions what landscapes mean to us, how can we look at them and recognised our heritage.
The launch will be hosted on zoom but the exhibition is curated on Artsy, the top leading art platform for art galleries and museums in the world.
Host: Laura Iosifescu, CEO of Laura I. Art Gallery
Star of the evening: Glenn Badham
Ole Mortensen (Danish Director of Cricket and Former Derby County Cricket Club Captain and Paceman)
And hear testimonials from Lee Benson (Author, Musician and former Gallery Owner)
"Hollowed Landscapes,An Epoch of Color" ,presented on ARTSY between 19th April -9th May 2021
This is a unique and exciting opportunity to accelerate our plans to expand our gallery online, making our programes and our artists more accessible to more people from across the UK and internationally, opening up new avenues of education and conversation, and ensuring that our artists have this vital platform to encourage the recovery of their businesses.
Building upon last summer`s `Wildcard` selection on the popular painting television programme, SKY Landscape Artist of the Year, Glenn has been producing new works and exhibiting and has had the good fortune to be shortlisted for 3 International Open Art Exhibitions: The Mall Galleries Pastel Society Open 2020, The Royal Cambrian Academy Open 2021, the Mall Galleries Society of Graphic Fine Arts Open 2021 and has passed into the second round of the London Bi-enniale 2021.
Drip: Still Lifes solo virtual reality show from Laura I.Art Gallery at Royal College of Art is going live on ARTSY next month
Multi -Award Winning Laura I. Art Gallery is thrilled to announce the gallery’s third solo exhibition of the year, THE POWER OF THINGS, Drip: Still Lifes which present a collection of spiritual and charismatic paintings by Degard.
LRCA-trained Contemporary Visionary artist Degard is showing her latest collection of paintings in a VR exhibition which will go live in its own virtual room, recorded directly from THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART on the global online art collection and discovery platform ARTSY on 29th March – 18 April 2021.
Laura I. Art Gallery presents a collection of artworks by Degard which will take us into an immersive experience of discovery where artworks will be presented not only to re-evaluate our values—to elevate everyday objects but also, and more importantly, to let us sense the dimension out of which objects emerge, and to invest them with a magical quality that has the power of drawing us into their radiance and power.
About the guests:
Laura Iosifescu, Multi-Award-Winning artist and entrepreneur and the CEO of Laura I. Art Gallery-Event Host
Star of the Night: Degard is a British painter and installation artist. Degard is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Masters graduate of The Royal College of Art and is currently studying for a doctorate in Fine Art. She attended Chelsea School of Art, London (1992-7) and The Royal College of Art (2018-9). Degard is also a committee member of The Colour Group.
Super Special Guests:
Daphne Selfe BEM Modelling since 1949 – Aged 84 is the Oldest working professional fashion model in the world.Daphne first started modelling in 1949. Her modelling career spans more than 60 years and includes appearances for the likes of Dolce & Gabbana, Gap, Nivea, Olay, Tata-Naka and Michiko Koshino. As well as featuring in Vogue and Marie Claire, Mrs Selfe has been photographed by some of the most renowned fashion photographers, including Mario Testino, Nick Knight, and David Bailey.
Vicki Michelle, MBE is an English actress and film producer. She is best known for her role as Yvette Carte-Blanche in the BBC television comedy series 'Allo 'Allo! and as a recurring character Patricia Foster in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale.
A teaser for the show can be seen here https://www.degard.org/exhibitions-events/drip-still-lifes/
In Drip: Still Lifes, Degard captures some of the world’s most impactful brands, exploring the psychometry of high-end objects, brands and works of art. Degard visualises the auras or energy fields around people, objects and even places. In this series, she captures the auras of many of the world’s most enduring luxury brands including Gucci, Moschino, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Paco Rabanne and McDonald's! How do the Auras of brands and things in our lives help and hinder our mental health?
Come along to the Party on 1st April 2021 for this fun Visionary exhibition and see how objects around you can uplift your spirit and improve your inner happiness.
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Laura I. Gallery is thrilled to announce the official opening of its new exhibition “Now That’s What I Call Art” on the 7th of September from 6.30PM.
Curated by Laura Iosifescu, it aims to celebrate humanity’s beauty and accomplishments but also to act like a motivational power to those in need of inspiration and hope. This completely unique exhibition ties into current affairs around humanity’s shifts and movements to give an exciting insight into society's achievements, dreams, and aspirations. Those visiting will come away with a sense of uplifting positivity and belief.
A group exhibition, “Now That’s What I Call Art” celebrates art and honours the finest qualities of humanity and encourages hope for the future. 30 professional artists from a myriad of backgrounds and cultures will display works of art that rejoice technique and vision, inspiring people to think outside the box – proving that creativity is without limits! In a way unseen before in the capital, “Now That’s What I Call Art” will act as a personal development opportunity for individuals visiting it rather than just an exhibition. It is suitable for those of all ages, backgrounds, ethnicities and artistic capability.
This exhibition celebrates not only ideas but also the ability to turn dreams into reality. It is suited therefore not just to art enthusiasts and collectors, but to the community at large – to seek inspiration and solace and indulge themselves in happiness and hope by giving them all the chance to own of these amazing artworks themselves.
Laura I. Gallery is based in Abbey Road, Barking, and was inaugurated by Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and the Leader of Barking and Dagenham Borough Council, Councillor Darren Rodwell, in 2016. The gallery has already hosted several curated exhibitions including the highly successful “Blessings of Life” and “Codes of Faith”. The gallery is widely recognised as one of the most exciting new art spaces in London.
Founder and Director Laura Iosifescu is herself an ambitious and talented artist, having created the world’s first wearable art made entirely from paint, “Blossom Escape”. Laura said of the upcoming exhibition “I believe that people only exert half of the potential they have. This exhibition is designed to bring in artists to push boundaries and look to exceed their capabilities. In 2017, a time where sadly, so many people around the world are being dehumanised, we long to embrace humanity and showcase our intentions and achievements.
“Now That’s What I Call Art” celebrates not only ideas but also the ability to turn dreams into reality. This exhibition has been curated with our local community in mind and I invite all, no matter their artistic background, or lack thereof, to come and seek inspiration!”
"Every art that has ever been created it's been all along meant for you to help you see your strengths"