Thru 16 June 2012
New sculptures, collages and photographs.blog comments powered by Disqus
After a year of innovative pop-up shows in a variety of central London locations, Poppy Sebire Gallery moved into a permanent home in Southwark in September 2010. This stunning, high-ceilinged, vaulted Victorian church hall sits in one of London’s most creatively vibrant and historically fascinating areas. A hundred yards along the same street is the Jerwood Space; Tate Modern is five minutes’ walk away. Depeche Mode and Yazoo recorded their first releases in the disused church next door. The Tabard Inn, from where Chaucer’s pilgrims set out for Canterbury, once stood round the corner; the Marshalsea prison, where Dickens’ father was locked up for debt, was just up the road. The new space sees Poppy Sebire Gallery changing gear. In 2009 Poppy went into business on her own after nine years working in London’s commercial galleries, the last four of them as Co-Director at the David Risley Gallery. Over the last twelve months, her nomadic shows featuring gallery artists Boo Ritson, Danny Rolph, and Georgie Hopton have rapidly established her as a rising talent on London’s art scene. She’s forged a strong reputation amongst artists, dealers and collectors for her deep knowledge of the market and her eye for talent. Now this impressive new permanent space will enable her to launch a more ambitious programme of exhibitions and expand into international art fairs.