Sartorial Contemporary Art
|Sartorial Contemporary Art|
|Location||Argyle Square, Kings Cross, London 8AP, England, United Kingdom|
Sartorial Contemporary Art is an artist-run gallery founded in 2005 by Gretta Sarfaty Marchant, artist and curator, as a project-led space in central London, England. Originally based in an 18th-century Georgian house on Kensington Church Street. Sartorial Contemporary Art moved to Kings Cross in October 2008 where it has built a reputation for embracing newly emerging artists.
Following The Guardian observation about the Harry Pye exhibition, Me,me,me, the gallery space has achieved maturity and it has become a real space within the artistic circuit. Sartorial Contemporary Art in house publication The Rebel magazine started in 2005, in collaboration with Harry Pye is released four times a year, usually connected with a current exhibition theme. Since 2005, Pye has written a column about the London art scene for the Estonian newspaper, Epifanio as well as being the editor of The Rebel magazine.
Among the most remarkable shows in Sartorial Contemporary Art the following are worth mentioning:
- Landscape, Marcus Freeman's new paintings (29.09 – 18.10.2011)
- "Tasseography", Olympia Polymeni's first solo show in the UK.
- Performative, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Nicola Ruben Montini and Gretta Sarfaty (7.06 – 28.07.2011)
- Harry Pye's Values - New Paintings and Video. This exhibition coincides with the launch of a limited edition of The Rebel magazine, The Values Issue (29.09 - 28.10.2010)
- We’re In It for Money, Stella Vine's paintings (9.09 - 24.09.2010)
- Liz Neal. New Paintings (11.03-3.04.2010)
- Through A Glass Darkly, an interactive performance installation by Gretta Sarfaty with the participation of Francesco Quaglia; introductory text by Olly Beck. The exhibition coincided with the launch of The Rebel magazine (10.2 – 6.03.2010)
- Urbanart, Panik, Cyclops, James Jessop, Rowdy and Sweet Toof (27.11 – 19.12.2009)
- Marcus Freeman / Stephen Peirce. New Paintings (4.09 - 25.09.2009)
- Gretta's Progress - Sartorial presented Gretta Sarfaty at Leeds College of Art & Design, curated by Olly Beck & Harry Pye. As part of the exhibition there was a live Art Opera Performance Installation Again and Again by Gretta Sarfaty and Mister Solo. The exhibition coincided with lectures about the exhibition with Jasper Joffe and Harry Pye with the participation of James Jessop and launch of Gretta's Progress 3 films by Gordon Beswick (3.12.2008 - 2.01.2009)
- Does the Royal Family Like Pornography(sic)?, Jasper Joffe's solo exhibition (19.11 - 13.12.2008)
- Burning Candy, urban street artists' exhibition: Cyclops, Sweet Toof and Tek33; with a limited edition book, text by Olly Beck (16.10 - 11.11.2008)
- The Portrait, Mat Humphrey and Wen Wu (11.09 - 1.10.2008)
- Mothers, 100 artists pay tribute to their mums including; Dinos Chapman, Billy Childish, Nicola Hicks MBE, Mat Humphrey, Neil Innes, Chantal Joffe, Jasper Joffe, Andrew Mania, Liz Neal, Grayson Perry, Vic Reeves, David Shrigley, Geraldine Swayne, Francis Upritchard, Daisy de Villenurve, Sophie Von Hellerman, Richard Wathen, etc. (29.02 - 8.03.2008)
- Artistic Vandals II, Martin Lea Brown, Tomas Downes, Cyclops, Gretta Sarfaty, Nathan 80, Noogie, O.two, Mr. P / Shaze, James Jessop, William Tuck, Martin Walter; curated by James Jessop (12.12.2006 - 8.02.2007)
- Unnatural Selection, Gavin Nolan, solo exhibition (9.11 - 1.12.2006)
- Obsession, group exhibition curated by Robin Mason: Allman Mason, Debra Allman, Andy Bannister, Ann-Caroline Breig, Michael Buhler, Tony Carter[disambiguation needed], Gerald Davies, Teresita Dennis, Zavier Ellis, Tessa Farmer, Conrad Frankel, Shelly Goldsmith, Andrew Grassie, Takayuki Hara, Barnaby Hosking, Jane Howarth, Katarina Ivanisin, James Jessop, Tatsuya Kimata, Mette Klarskov Larsen, Gretta Sarfaty, Robin Mason, Hektor Mamet, Hugh Mendes, Gavin Nolan, Kate Palmer, Tim Parr, Hideyuki Sawayanagi, Wendy Smith, Amikam Toren, James Unsworth (13.10 -2.11.2006)
- Water, Jasper Joffe - book launch & multimedia collaborative exhibition with: Markus Vater, Akiko Usami, Jaime Gili, Paul Haworth, Mike Ralph, Stephen Nelson, House of O'Dwyer, Catrin Huber, Harry Pye, Tara Cranswick, Kit Wise, Rose Gibbs, Stella Vine, Sonia Khurana, Simeon Banner, Gretta Sarfaty, Martin Sexton, Adam Dant, Phil McCluney, Peter Lamb, Jared Fisher, Si Sapsford, Daiana Stanescu, James Jessop, Marta Marce, Saron Hughes, Peter Harris, Justin Coombes, Louise Camrass, Jesse Chambers, Matthew Collings, Rowland Smith, Vasiliki Gkotsi, Alex Hamilton (25.04 - 5.05.2006).
- Caline Aoun
- Max Attenborough
- Simeon Banner
- Julie Bennett
- Ann-Caroline Breig
- Olly Beck
- Jake and Dinos Chapman
- Matthew Collings
- Billy Childish
- Gordon Cheung
- Simcha Elias
- Marcus Freeman
- Mikey Georgeson
- Rose Gibbs
- Mário Gruber
- Sigrid Holmwood
- James Jessop
- Jasper Joffe
- Annie Kevans
- Peter Lamb
- Cathy Lomax
- Robin Mason
- Hugh Mendes
- Liz Neal
- Gavin Nolan
- Olympia Polymeni
- Harry Pye
- Gretta Sarfaty Marchant
- Martin Sexton
- Frank Sidebottom
- Terry Smith
- Anj Smith
- Stella Vine
- Sartorial Contemporary Art, TimeOut, London, UK.
- The Guardian, February 24, 2007, page 36.
- "Q & A with Marcus Freeman". Rebel Magazine. Retrieved 19 February 2013.
- Cook, Liz. "Harry Pye’s Values at Sartorial Contemporary Art: Exhibition Review". Retrieved 19 February 2013.
- Ciullo, Di Giovanni (January 2011). "Ieri, Oggi, Domani. Arte vis-à-vis". La Repubblica, Roma (50): 90–95.
- Derwent, May (1 March 2010). "Liz Neal. New Paintings". The Times: 57.
- "Through a Scanner Darkly". Paul's Art World. 24 February 2010.
- Kuittinen, Riikka (2010). Street Art. Contemporary Prints. London: V&A Publishing. pp. 40–41.
- Lack, Jessica. "Marcus Freeman / Stephen Peirce". The Guardian: 38.
- "The Leeds Guide. Preview: Art in Progess". Retrieved 19 February 2013.
- Pryor, John-Paul (2008). "Jasper Joffe Mixes Royal Family with Pornography". Dazed Digital.
- Akbar, Arifa (23 February 2008). "All About My Mother: the Visual Tributes from Top Artists". The Independent: 24.
- Osburn, Chris (13 December 2006). "Artistic Vandals II". Juxtapoz Magazine. Retrieved 19 February 2013.
- Robinson, Jamie. "Saints and Sinners. The many faces of Gavin Nolan". Retrieved 19 February 2013.
- "Jasper Joffe Exhibition". TELEGRAM. Retrieved 19 February 2013.
- "Sartorial Contemporary Art on Saatchi". Retrieved 19 February 2013.