Kindred was a collaborative exhibition between Antlers Gallery, Bristol and Curious Duke Gallery, London which showcased artists from their two stables.
Kindred grew out of a meeting between Curious Duke founder Eleni Duke and Antlers Director Jack Gibbon at the Affordable Art Fair 2012. The two gallerists recognised a natural connection in their approach and a mutual interest in supporting artists who bring contemporary interpretations to traditional, skill-based practices.
A focus on interesting and unusual practices characterises the approach of these two galleries as well as reoccurring themes of the uncanny, the curious and natural history.
The exhibition title, Kindred, therefore denotes the shared spirit in which these galleries operate, and the common ground they find in each other’s practices.
Antlers: Charles Emerson, Alex Korzer Robinson, Jessica Bartlett, Helen Jones, Tim Lane, Matthieu Leger, Jonny Byles, Kate Evans, Amy Timms.
Curious Duke: Kate Knight, Simone Webb, Dan Rawlings, Mark Powell, Sue Young Lee, Kareena Zerefos, Vikram Kushwah, Otto D’Ambra, Richard Goold, Beth Nicholas, Ben Gooding.
Curious Duke was founded by Eleni Duke in London in 2011, setting up in a 300 year old gallery space in Whitecross Street. It represents a rising scene of surrealist and urban artists in the UK working in a variety of mediums from mixed media to sculpture.
Antlers was founded by Jack Gibbon in Bristol in 2010 as a nomadic gallery, producing temporary exhibitions in interesting locations around the city and working closely with its artists. In October 2013 the gallery will take up residence in its first permanent home on Christmas Steps, continuing its commitment to showcasing a burgeoning collection of artists working across the mediums who explore natural history, narrative and folklore through compelling and impeccably executed work.
Whitecross Street, London, EC1Y 8QP
Launch:- 1 November 2013, 6 – 9 pm
Panel discussion chaired by Tabish Kahn (Art Critic – The Londonist) with Eleni (Curious Duke) and Jack (Antlers), Kate Knight (Curious Duke) and Tim Lane (Antlers) – 4 November, 6.30pm
Late opening for First Thursday’s – 7 November – until 9pm
Open:- 1 – 9 November, 11.30 am – 6 .30pm
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