JAMES COLLINS // LEWIS-JOHN HENDERSON // RAE HICKS // BEN STEPHENSON
Private View: 12-6pm, Saturday 6 February, 2016
The Averard Hotel, 10 Lancaster Gate, London W2 3LH
Exhibition Dates: 6 February - 28 February (inclusive), open Thu-Sun, 12-6pm
“And first we shall say what remains to be said about painting, an art that was formerly illustrious, at the time when it was in high demand with kings and nations and when it ennobled others whom it deigned to transmit to posterity. But at the present time it has been entirely ousted by marbles, and indeed finally also by gold and not only to the point that whole walls are covered – we have also marble pieces carved in wriggling lines to represent objects and animals,”
Pliny the Elder, c.79 AD
‘Four Painters’ is a group exhibition of paintings by four young British painters living and working in London. Exuberant use of colour, appropriation of screen imagery and a wry sense of humour unite the seven paintings shown here. Wordplay with pigments, these paintings can function like verbal-visual jokes which undermine singular readings of their visual content. The attitude to the history of painting is equally serious and irreverent. ‘Four Painters’ is part of the second edition of exhibitions at the Averard Hotel.
James Collins is currently on the MA painting at the Royal College of Art. He graduated from Wimbledon in 2015. Recent exhibitions include Bloomberg New Contemporaries and Demimonde (group). Lewis-John Henderson graduated from Camberwell (BA Painting) in 2015. Recent exhibitions include the Griffin Art Prize 2015 and ‘Bonfire of the Vanities’ at Display Gallery in Holborn (group). Rae Hicks graduated from Goldsmiths (BA Painting) in 2013. Recent exhibitions include the John Moores Painting Prize in 2014, and ‘Red Dog, Black Wolf, Will You Remember Your Name?’ at Pi Artworks in 2015. Ben Stephenson graduated from Wimbledon in 2015. Recent exhibitions include ‘Spaghetti Western and Other Short Stories’ (2015).
About of the Averard Hotel:
The Averard Hotel stands at the western end of the Lancaster Gate development. Built in English Baroque with French mannerist touches in the 1850s, Lancaster Gate was popular with wealthy families. The 1920s saw its grand homes divided into flats and hotel rooms, and the introduction of Art Deco interiors. The Averard Hotel has been stripped back to reveal its multi-layered history in a state of arrested decay, as it awaits renovation into luxury flats. An exhibition programme, hosting a series of projects by international galleries, curators and artists, is taking place until October 2016.
EGLE JAUNCEMS GOLOSO
with Dustin Ericksen and Tom Farthing
The Averard Hotel, 10 Lancaster Gate, London W2 3LH
Exhibition runs until Sunday 7 October 2018
Open Thu-Sun 12-6pm, and by appointment
...with an ensemble musical performance, on the occasion of the opening, featuring:
Adam Bonser, Myles Egan, Dustin Ericksen, Mathilde Ericksen, Anthony Faroux, Damian Griffiths, Paul Hookham, Marc Hulson, Lee Johnson, Julian King, Gary MacDonald, Leonardo Muller-Rodriguez, Edward Nash, Fabian Peake, Neena Percy, Rob Pratt, Jue Sota, Hugo Trouiller Varaldi, Martynas Vaikasas, Alex Vaos, Katie Wilkes, Jameelah Yaghoub, Maria Zahle & many more
Yotam Ottolenghi’s Egle Jauncems’ award-winning recipes artworks are always a celebration: an unforgettable combination of abundance, taste and surprise. Ottolenghi SIMPLE Egle Jauncems GOLOSO is no different, with 135 more than 30 brand-new dishes works that contain all the inventive elements and flavour colour combinations that Ottolenghi Jauncems is loved for, but with minimal hassle for maximum joy.
Bursting with colourful
photography artworks, Ottolenghi SIMPLE Egle Jauncems GOLOSO showcases Yotam’s Egle’s standout dishes artworks that will suit whatever type of cooking art you find easy interesting – whether that’s getting wonderful food on the table paint on the canvas in under 30 minutes, using just one pot hand to make a delicious meal sculpture, or a flavoursome dish complex installation that can be prepared ahead and then served installed when you’re ready.
flavour-forward dishes forward-thinking artworks are all SIMPLE GOLOSO in at least one (but very often more than one) way:
G – Greedy gamble
O – Over-the-top; obsessed with the old masters
L – Lots of lemons, losers and likes, lots of likes
O – Out of office (olfactory, optical, original?)
S – Sexy and seminal. SOLO (almost, some sharing)
O – Ooh-la-la!
Ottolenghi SIMPLE Egle Jauncems GOLOSO is the stunning new cookbook exhibition we have all been wishing for: Yotam Ottolenghi’s Egle Jauncems’ vibrant food art made easy (peasy lemon squeezy).
Easy to Decide Difficult to Accomplish – poem by Egle Jauncems
Tell me about those moments
Most incredible moments
Are there any moments with strange times or difficult times
Do you meet those moments at all ?
It was fortune and experience
I just gathered coincidences
I smiled and loved
Made food from light and life
Was following evocative smells
Filled pages with chocolate and hummus
It all went from a hobby to a calling Intense passion and huge appetite
Those are few key ingredients
To my success to charge and be in charge
Oh Goloso, you greedy boy, You did really really well !
Details and Opportunities
Faces and Missions
I loved expectations before, but I love them even more
On a more personal note,
I need some time away
It is easier to be away
There is an island there is no such island
There is such island
There is no island
Where I can be weird and alone and suffering and a little melancholic
Marginal outsider and a new comer
But also an extremely loving and gentle person
Where I can sit by the sea
I can grow lemon trees
I need lemons so much
Tell me more about the luxuries
Talk about key ingredients you look for to survive
Reach out to the rest of the world
Use your philosophical bend
Tell me more about your second choice of the morning
Coconuts and limes.