In association with Apart, Scion presents: Love Will Bring Us Apart Again, at its Installation L.A. Gallery. With its 27 pop artist shootout, this show is Apart's first stateside venture.
Curator and gallerist Adrian Palengat, will bring together over two dozen of Apart's artists, from 10 different countries, to show their very distinct flavor on U.S. shores.
"For our L.A. launch, I wanted to bring in a heavy payload of foreign artists to see how they'd tackle a U.S. audience, and as usual, they've come at the challenge from lots of different directions,” said Palengat. We've brought in painters, sculptors, photographers, illustrators and
installation artists, given them no brief, other than 'we've got 4,500 square feet in L.A.' and let them get on with it."
"That's the joy of putting these sort of shows together for me - I put artists from literally all over the world in one room and watch them express themselves".
Participating in Love Will Bring Us Apart Again will be artists from Thailand, Spain, Argentina, Sweden, Japan, France, New Zealand, United States, England and Belgium, only a handful of whom have ever shown in the States before.
Amongst the eclectic lineup will be Sex Pistols photographer Peter Gravelle, Belgian caravan artist Mr Wim, Swedish latex scupltress Emelie Salford, Japanese designer and photographer Super Violence, French punk teddy bear creator Tony Pronier and English glitter king Robalot.
Other participating artists in Love Will Bring Us Apart Again include: Tim Blake (U.K.), Conrad Leach (U.K.), Luis Perez (Spain), Gustavo Gagliardo (Argentina), Sean Alexander (U.K.), Pakpoom Silaphan (Thailand), Craig Lynn (U.K.), James Holdsworth (U.K.), Cat James (U.K.), Ryan Hadley (U.K.), Nick McFarlane (New Zealand), Ben Allen (U.K.), Dominic Allan (U.K.), John Parkin (U.K.), Brian Jones (U.K.), Janna Stern (U.S.A.), David Hollier (U.K.), Sunil Pawar (U.K.), James Mathers (U.S.A.), John Counsell (U.K.), and Antoine Corbineau (France).
Apart was formed by Palengat in 1999 on London's bohemian Portobello Road, an area untouched by galleries. Acting on a tip from his artist girlfriend that the London art scene was boring, arrogant, conformist and in need of something different, Palengat opened his 2,500 sq. ft.
space. Specializing in foreign artists working in different media, the showroom soon became a favorite of artists and collectors alike, for its simple and unpretentious approach. Collaborations with a wide range of corporations ensued ranging from LVMH, Commes des Garcons and Royal Elastics to KSwiss, Jones Soda, Duotone Snowboards and Vladivar Vodka.
In November 2006, the space on Portobello was sold and two mini Aparts were opened in Tokyo. In 2007, Adrian Palengat took the showroom on the road, curating shows in France, Tokyo, London and Milan. Shows in Tokyo, Zurich, Las Vegas, France and London are planned for 2008. For more information on Apart Productions, visit: ap-art.co.uk
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