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Graffik Gallery is proud to present 'Gaze' - 1 March – 12 March 2012

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A group exhibition showcasing the work of some of today's best contemporary artists and celebrating figures that have inspired the gay community over the years at The Collection on Brompton Road.

The Collection, 264 Brompton Road, London, SW3 2AS

1 March – 12 March 2012

Private View 29 February from 6.30 pm – 10.30 pm (The artists will be in attendance)

To tie in with LGBT History month, Graffik Gallery has commissioned some of today’s best emerging and established artists – gay and straight - to produce portraits of people who they believe have been an inspiration to the gay community.

‘Gaze’ will broaden our traditional understanding of portraiture by integrating recognisable, remembered likenesses into explorations of personal and public identity. Portraits of such figures as Marlon Brando, Michelangelo, Marilyn Monroe and Joan Collins serve as triggers of memory for both artist and audience.

Francis Taloen, curator of ‘Gaze’ says: “Gaze aims to reach beyond the gay community by getting together gay and straight artists from all walks of life and styles – from traditional portraiture to graffiti, glass and multi-media – while also challenging people’s perception of what actually makes a gay icon.

The artists’ work investigates the cycles of life, notions of time and change and transition in today's disposable society. – Taking inspiration from movies, record covers and popular culture in general, Gaze will showcase contemporary British art at its best”

The exhibition will be running at: www.the-collection.co.uk  until 12 March before moving to:

Graffik Gallery at 284 Portobello Road, W10 5TE


Wednesday 29 February Launch Event: Artists, Press, Buyers, Sponsors

Exhibition Open to the Public from 1 March – 12 March (10.30 am – 11 pm)

For more information and images please contact

franco@graffikgallery.co.uk or olivierjoly@blueyonder.co.uk  

Alternatively you can visit http://gaze-exhibition.blogspot.com/ for more details

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