Lawrence Alkin Gallery Summer MIX Show 29th July-20th August

Summer MIX Show 29th July-20th August

Lawrence Alkin Gallery

42 New Compton Street

London

WC2H 8DA

 020 7240 7909

I cordially invite you to the Lawrence Alkin Gallery annual MIX Summer Show 2016, featuring an array of national and international artists, both emerging and represented by the Gallery. I have some new work in the show so come on down and join in the fun.

The show will include works by:
Damien Hirst
Mark McClure
Erin Smith
SEPE
Nick Smith
Lucy Sparrow
Tom French
RYCA artist
Candice Tripp Art
Teresa Duck
Harland Miller
Keaton Henson
.. and more

We are looking forward to seeing you all.

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The One Show June 10th 7pm BBC1

Queen of felt: Lucy Sparrow’s Crown Jewels on The One Show tonight at 7pm on BBC1

In celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday, Sparrow was commissioned by the BBC to make an exact replica of the Crown Jewels. The artist painstakingly recreated by hand felt versions of the crown, orb and scepter. She said:

“Creating the Crown Jewels out of felt was the perfect challenge. It’s probably the world’s most expensive item and having that portrayed out of materials usually reserved for playgroup or crafting classes is something nicely poetic.” 

During the programme, which airs tonight at 7pm on BBC ONE (Friday 10th June), Sparrow describes the process during which she researched the position, colour and size of each stone and setting on each piece of regalia.

She added: “With these pieces, making the basic structure was the most challenging part, because as you can imagine, each has to support a massive amount of jewels. The crown was trickiest and took the most time because it needed to be solid, but also elegant. In true Blue Peter style, I used the tin from leftover Christmas chocolates and built it up with chicken wire to hold everything in place. I then went to town on the embellishments – that was the fun part; the diamantes alone took about five days to complete.”

Footage also shows Sparrow at work in her ‘felt cave’ in Essex, where she spends days on end sewing everything from soup cans to cassette tapes, strips of Viagra to goggle-eyed fruit.

After the broadcast, the Felt Crown Jewels will travel to SCOPE art show in Basel, Switzerland to be on show to the public for the first time. In addition to the Crown Jewels, is a selection of Sparrow’s medically themed felt creations. It’s the first time her work will appear at what is the world’s most prestigious art week, taking place annually in Basel – the world’s pharmaceutical capital.

Sparrow’s gallery representative, Lawrence Alkin of London’s Lawrence Alkin Gallery, says:

“While we’ll be showing a felt version of what is a very key piece of British history and regalia, we’re also recognising what’s become a crucial bolster to the Swiss economy. With a healthy mix of potions, pills and paraphernalia, we’re looking forward to bringing Lucy Sparrow’s wonderful world of felt to the art world in Basel.”

Where others might see the harsh and ugly side of an object, Lucy will disarm its negative aspects with her mastery of felting technique and the juxtaposition of other quirky creations.

Highly sought after, art collectors from around the world have been quick to snap up Sparrow’s work. From tiny individual pieces to larger installations such as the His n Hers bathroom cabinets, the level of intricacy and attention to detail remains unwavering.

For more information visit Lawrence Alkin Gallery at SCOPE Basel on stand B11 in Booth Area 303sf or http://www.lawrencealkingallery.com/artists/lucy-sparrow/.

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Le Sex Shop Feutré, Montreal June 10th-July 1st

Lucy Sparrow’s Erotic Emporium: Le Sex Shop Feutré

June 10 – July 1, 2016

Vernissage: June 10, 2016 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Station 16 Gallery: 3523 Boul. St-Laurent, Montreal, Quebec, H2X 2T6

Metro St-Laurent or Sherbrooke

Free Entry

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Lucy Sparrow’s Erotic Emporium: Le Sex Shop Feutré will take the shape of a pop-up sex shop made entirely out of felt objects created by contemporary artist Lucy Sparrow. Sparrow’s installation will be on display at Station 16 Gallery in Montreal, Canada from June 10th to July 1st in conjunction with Montreal’s Mural Festival.

Lucy Sparrow is a contemporary artist from Bath, England working primarily with felt. She creates intricate objects by sewing together brightly coloured pieces of felt, stuffing them like miniature pillows, and hand painting them with tiny details. Sparrow’s oeuvre is playful, her objects are relatable, and their felt composition challenge the ever-expanding boundaries between fine art and craft. Her pieces evoke a surreal sense of nostalgia and curiosity.

Sparrow cites a fascination with “things made out of materials they weren’t supposed to be made from” as inspiration for her work, which takes many forms: from bubblegum to prescription drugs, and now sex objects such as butt plugs and vibrators. As such, Lucy Sparrow’s Erotic Emporium: Le Sex Shop Feutré will include all manners of sex-related paraphernalia. In Britain, laws on pornography are becoming increasingly severe, with the prohibition of depictions of various sex acts. Lucy Sparrow seeks to challenge the rights of sex workers, fetishists and consumers of porn with the creation of a sex shop made from felt, testing the boundaries of legality in the representation of pornographic material.

Station 16 Gallery is a contemporary urban art gallery highlighting the work of local and international artists influenced primarily by street art and graffiti.

For additional information, please contact Amanda Brownridge.

amanda@station16.ca

514-849-8016

Facebook: Station 16 | Instagram: @station16gallery @sewoursoul| Twitter: @station16mtl @sewyoursoul

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Art Yard Sale Brighton 5th June 11am-5pm

I’m delighted to announce I’ll be taking part in this year’s Art Republic Art Yard Sale. Come by and pick up some bespoke soup cans, tins of Spam and an assortment of felt creations all available to buy.

Sunday June 5th

Jubilee Square

Brighton

11am-5pm

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New York Affordable Art Fair March 30th-April 3rd

I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be exhibiting at this year’s New York Affordable Art Fair with Mika Gallery. Come and see new work and an installation of felt supermarket shelves which are all available to buy.

30th April (private view)-3rd April 2016

The Metropolitan Pavilion
125 West 18th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues), Manhattan, NY

For sales and enquiries, contact Shlomi@mikagallery.co.il

‘High Fructose Corn Syrup’

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‘The Beginning Of Convenience’

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SCOPE Art Show Miami Beach

Scope – Miami Beach
 
Booth Number G03 – Lawrence Alkin Gallery

SCOPE Miami Beach 
Scope Art Show
801 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach
Florida
USA

Opening Times:
VIP preview, Tuesday, December 1 | 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Wednesday, December 2 | 11:00am – 8:00pm
Thursday, December 3 | 11:00am – 8:00pm
Friday, December 4 | 11:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday, December 5 | 11:00am – 8:00pm
Sunday, December 6 | 11:00am – 8:00pm

This is the work I’ll be showing and selling at Miami SCOPE.

For ticket and artwork enquiries please contact info@lawrencealkingallery.com

‘His ‘N Hers’ Bathroom Cabinets

Edition of 50

Can be bought singularly or as a pair

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Lawrence Alkin Gallery MIX Group Show 27th Nov-17th Jan

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The super cool guys at the Lawrence Alkin Gallery in London have put together an awesome group show which includes a specially-made new felt piece of mine. Head on down over the Christmas season to see a great collection of artists including Jeff Koons and Ai Wei Wei in this wonderful gallery in Soho.

Lawrence Alkin Gallery

2 New Compton St,

London

WC2H 8DA

Monday–Saturday 11am–7pm

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