YOUNG GODS | London Graduates 2011 | Curated by Zavier Ellis
Exhibition Dates: Friday September 2nd – Saturday October 1st 2011
Inez de Coo (Royal Academy Schools)
Atsuko Nakamura (Slade)
Soheila Sokhanvari (Goldsmiths)
Benjamin Kustow (Central St Martins)
James Yule (Wimbledon)
CHARLIE SMITH LONDON is pleased to announce its annual survey show of selected recent graduates from the art schools of London.
Gallery Director Zavier Ellis will curate a group exhibition featuring the best of London's 2011 graduate and postgraduate shows, promising to offer a glimpse of the future of British contemporary art. Known for identifying rising talent early, Ellis' previous selections from final shows include David Blandy, Oliver Clegg, Tim Ellis, Tessa Farmer, Sam Jackson, Monica Ursina Jäger, Annie Kevans, Nika Neelova and Douglas White, all of whom have gone onto achieve notable success with galleries and collectors and many have begun to work with international museums.
Last year's Young Gods selection included Alexis Milne, winner of the 2010 Start Emerging Artist Award; Leah Capaldi, who also featured in Parasol Unit's 'Exposure 10'; Benjamin Senior, who has shown internationally during the last year; and Nika Neelova, who won the Saatchi's New Sensations award in 2010 and went on to be placed in The Saatchi Gallery Collection.
Consisting of painting, installation and video Young Gods promises to be an exciting and essential overview of current emerging practice.