Lee Maelzer | Liz Neal | Minou Norouzi | Lyle Perkins | Raul Pina | Clare Price | Harry Pye | Rachael Robb
Sarah Sparkes | Geraldine Swayne | Mike Tuck | Charlie Tweed
19 September – 31 October 2008
22 Calvert Avenue, London E2
Supported by Outset Contemporary Art Fund, Intelligence Squared and Laurent Perrier, this exhibition of emerging art at Calvert 22 was made possible by the generosity of the owner, Nona Materkova, together with Peter Malik. Calvert 22 opened its two-floor, 7000 square foot space to 18 emerging painters, sculptors, film-makers and performance artists on 19 September 2008, prior to commencing life as one of London's most important exhibition spaces for Russian art.
"Curator-artists Geraldine Swayne, Howard Dyke and Iavor Lubomirov have stitched together a haunting exhibition of surprising scale and depth. Responding to the raw and unfinished interiors of this soon-to-be-developed new gallery space, and representing a chance meeting between artists who share the same instincts and values, Fresh Air Machine breathes new life into the East London arts scene.
Minou Norouzi, Lyle Perkins, Raul Pina, Harry Pie & Rowland Smith, Rachael Robb, Penelope Lamb, Sarah Sparkes and Lee Maelzer are just a few of the artists who will be exhibiting at Calvert 22 in September, alongside the curators themselves. Telling tales of the unexpected through a variety of media, from painterly abstract imaginings and the stuff of childhood dreams and nightmares, to works invoking fetish, custom and ritual, some of London’s brightest new talents blow away the cobwebs and show together for the first time."
Artists invited to show by ALISN:
Oliver Stuart MacDonald
Images from the Private View: