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Connectivity in Diversity

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By gabrielfineart, Mar 20 2017 11:29AM

Group multimedia exhibtion which explores connections between art and culture

from across the globe.


This time we are also celbrating UK-India Year of Culture 2017

in a collaboration with The Nehru Centre in Mayfair

Exhibition Dates: July 10th - 14th 2017


Our Special guests: Marpi and Archan Nair with their installation EUTOW


Archan Nair is a visual artist, and illustrator based in New Delhi, India. Known for his specialization in

digital art and mixed media. Some of Archan's clients include brands like Sony and Nike.


Marpi is a San Francisco based Technical Director / Digital Artist currently working at Obscura Digital.

His experience spans thirteen years in the industry, including 11 years in digital production environments.


THE FULL INFO WILL BE COMING VERY SOON!






By gabrielfineart, Feb 12 2017 05:19PM

"Maybe it is naive to say art is the universal language, and that we can open windows for all to see that we are one community. Yet, if art can’t, nothing can."


Big thanks to John M. Eger from San Diego State University for your collaboration regarding our next show Universal Language.


John M. Eger, is the Inaugural Zahn Professor of Creativity and Innovation; Van Deerlin Endowed Chair of Communications and Public Policy; and Director of the Creative Economy Initiative at San Diego State University (SDSU). He teaches in the School of Journalism and Media Studies, and the SDSU Honors Program.


Earlier he was Principal Adviser to the US President for telecommunications policy, Legal Assistant to the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, and Director of the White House Office of Telecommunications Policy, where he helped spearhead the restructuring of America's telecom industry.


Later he was Senior Vice President of CBS responsible for worldwide enterprises, which opened China to commercial television.


Please find his full article below:


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-m-eger/if-art-is-a-universal-lan_b_806787.html



More info coming very soon!


Team @Gabriel Fine Arts

By gabrielfineart, Aug 26 2016 09:44AM




Borders and boundaries appear to be in season these days. Yet fluidity of national borders, national identities, national ideas, is central to difference and central to art. In fact, boundaries are antithetical to art, which allows for change, the new, the unknown. By being willing to accept things we do not know we offer the world our hand. If we are hopeful, we will not assume the world will bite us like a rabid dog. If we are fearful, we will wear a glove and never touch, share or feel a thing. Hands that never see daylight, feel air or touch other living things eventually shrivel, become gangrenous, and die.


Connectivity – as a space for sharing and exchange – is the doorway to diversity, to welcoming diverse ways of thinking, being, doing, and changing the way things are as a result; and diversity – as a platform for the new, as a platform for all this – is the air that art, culture and new thinking lives on. Connectivity and diversity are two sides of the same coin and they both do the same thing: break down boundaries and create change. Ask Patrick who co-founded Gabriel Fine Arts and he’ll tell you, probably twice: ‘creativity has no boundaries’.


The only way we can prevent the world from crushing difference, crushing art, is to ceaselessly encourage and celebrate diversity; diversity of thought, diversity of people, diversity of art and the connections we can make between people.


Gabriel Fine Arts aims to create a space where people from around the world can join in their shared appreciation of creativity, connectivity, art and diversity. Art and Emotion (one of their recent exhibitions) had 26 artists from around the globe (big up Guatemala!); this Autumn will see Haitian art, the art of politics, and in this opening, Intersection, more artists from around the world with different ideas that challenge us. Among the many things that we need at the moment, it’s to be challenged.


The gallery is now based in Canary Wharf, a boats throw away from the trade routes of the past through which England begged, borrowed and stole its polyglot of identities from other countries, peoples and cultures. The language we speak, the thoughts we think in here in London, are a cauldron of past and present cultures from other parts of the planet. This place has been a part of that for centuries: an intersection, where many paths meet. We are going to celebrate that, and through art, keep connecting, keep diversifying, keep challenging, keep creating.



Art, like thought, is about making connections. Connections both vulgar and pure; connections with people, with place; connections of the mind. Connectivity can propagate the same by increasing the means of consolidating a collective identity, or it can bring difference together into a shared space and welcome it, giving different people, cultures and ideas a bit of space.


We live in a time dominated by the former, but, leaving that to facebook, art in the latter breaks down conceptual, intellectual and creative boundaries by questioning them nakedly (think R. Mutt). Some of this, after a time, crosses over into the social body, dissipating boundaries as new ideas spread and doors are opened in people’s minds to the possibility of other ways of thinking, creating, and living; or even just the possibility of other doors at all. Thus art makes boundaries fluid. But when times are harder, people poorer, voices shriller and communities more isolated, fluidity and nuance recede; borders get rebuilt; simple, straightforward ways of thinking are seized – there’s no blunter weapon than a soundbite (ahem) – and people have less time and space for difference, less time and space for art.




Saffron Harper Gow 'Summer Country Living'
Saffron Harper Gow 'Summer Country Living'

Intersection, where two paths meet, opens on 9th September at Gabriel Fine Arts, 15 Skylines Village, Limeharbour, London, E14 9TS.



Max Baccanello 'Kimono'
Max Baccanello 'Kimono'


See more here: Facebook , Eventbrite.

By gabrielfineart, Jul 19 2016 10:25PM


Curtis trained in film and photography and for many years worked as a film director. He is a graduate of the Royal college of Art with Ba (Hons) Photography and MA in Film. He conceived and directed two commercial feature films.


Canary Wharf Reflections - What caught my eye were the myriad reflections in the glass and steel so characteristic of Canary Wharf. Half-shutting my eyes gave an impression of dark corners and abstract shapes, materials transmuted by light, planes forming impossible intersections. A new space between dream and reality. That's the effect I tried to achieve in the finished image. (Curtis Radclyffe)


Curtis is being solely represented by Gabriel Fine Arts.


Curtis's work will be displayed in Canary Wharf between 4th - 30th September 2016.


http://canarywharf.com/arts-events/

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