Friday, October 29, 2010

The Idol Hours

The Idol Hours
Iconic artworks reinterpreted for the modern age by an elite selection of New Contemporary artists. 

Opening reception: November 12th  2010 7pm to 11pm.

Exhibition on display until: November 12th to December 1st 2010

Opening on Friday 12th November, 2010 London Miles Gallery presents an all new group exhibition, entitled  The Idol Hours. Revisiting some of the most iconic paintings since the great Renaissance, The Idol Hours sees  each of our forty New Contemporary artists recontextualize a historic and personally significant artwork from their own oblique 21st Century point of view.

Thus we find Picasso's Guernica readdressed by Sergio Mora, Alex Young returning to the exquisite art nouveau of Mucha's Moet & Chandon Cremant Imperial, and Ken Keirns recreating Lady with an Ermine by Leonardo Da Vinci from 1490. 

Indeed from Seurat and Millet to Carvaggio and Vermeer, expect to revisit some of the world's best known and most influential paintings under the unforgiving and irreverent eye of a new generation of pop surrealists. With satire, irony, and pathos all wielded as adeptly as the brushes of the masters before them, these new compositions conspire to create an important, new, modern day narrative all of its own.

London Miles has asked forty artists to take part in "The Idol Hours", from emerging British components to newly established international names, all with the same goal- to pay a little respect to their elders. Through the evocation of these artists, "The Idol Hours" will showcase the best of the current zeit geist- whilst heralding the pioneering artists and artworks that have shaped so much that came before it.

Please join us at London Miles Gallery on Friday 12th November for the opening night of the exhibition at our home in Westbourne Studios.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Coming Soon!

Terry: Patron Saint of 80's Metal
New T-shirts from Formula Werks

Monday, October 11, 2010

Spoke Art is Proud to Present: Bad Dads An Art Show Tribute to the Films of Wes Anderson

"I think we are just going to have to be secretly in love with each other..."
"8x10" oil on board