|Artists Of Fame And Promise|
New West End Gallery Spectrum Fine Art Launches Artists Of Fame And Promise In September 2004
Spectrum Fine Art – the West End gallery committed to showcasing the work of the very best graduates from the leading London Arts Schools alongside established greats – launches its inaugural exhibition Artists of Fame and Promise on Thursday 23rd September until Saturday 23rd October 2004 at Spectrum Fine Art, 77 Great Titchfield Street, London W1.
The mission of Spectrum Fine Art is to demystify the cult of the new British arts graduate – bringing the work of the next generation of artists to the public, and away from the opposing, yet equally damaging, strangleholds of the Cork Street arts community and unscrupulous self-publicising super collectors.
This refreshing approach to emerging art talent finds manifestation and application in the Artists Of Fame And Promise exhibition - where the best new graduates (of promise) from national arts schools share exhibition space alongside internationally-renowned contemporary artists (of fame).
Artists Of Promise Include – Kim Rugg (RCA), Sam St. Leger (Royal Academy)
Artists Of Fame Include – Andy Warhol, Peter Blake, Tom Phillips, Eduardo Paolozzi, Peter Howson, Craigie Aitchison
Spectrum Fine Art - People
David Roberts - Founder
David Roberts is a committed patron to the UK arts scene. Glasgow-born Roberts’ development has been matched by his ability to collect and as a result his support for the gallery stems from personal fulfillment placed above financial return. These high ideals relieve Spectrum Fine Art of the financial constraints and pressures which stifle creative shows at other West End gallery spaces and dictate exhibition policy. From its launch in 2004, Spectrum Fine Art will remain committed to supporting graduates and young professionals at early stages in their career, alongside their more established peers.
Benn Linnell – Director
The launch of Spectrum Fine Art marks the fruition of nearly two years work for gallery director Benn Linnell. Benn Linnell studied drawing at RWA and attended Liverpool School Of Art, where he was awarded The John Moores Painting Fellowship. During his time in Liverpool, Linnell became increasingly interested in developing the mechanisms in place for public arts display in the city, and he organized annual breakthrough exhibitions in the city. After these successes, Linnell transferred the innovation within the public sphere into the commercial sector. After running a successful national gallery, Linnell set in motion the plans which have led to the opening of Spectrum Fine Art.
Spectrum Fine Art - Exhibitions
The first exhibition at Spectrum Fine Art is Artists of Fame and Promise which runs from September 23rd to October 23rd 2004
This is to be followed by Artists And The City – running from the 11th November 2004
Gallery Phone – 020 7637 7778