DOUBLE  PROTECTION at the Start Art Fair in London’s Chelsea is a bespoke installation which explores private belief-systems and survival through the practices of two African emigré artists: Liberia’s Johnson Weree and his figurative talismans; and Sierra Leone’s Abu Bakarr Mansaray, whose prized and monumental death-machine designs have garnered critical acclaim since their inclusion in the 2015 Venice Biennale.

Start Art Fair, 12-16 September 2018
Saatchi Gallery
Duke of York's HQ
King's Road
London SW3 4RY

Tickets available HERE.

Please contact the gallery for a list of available works.

ART + REVOLUTION IN HAITI

THE GALLERY OF EVERYTHING
23.09.18 - 11.11.18

FRIEZE MASTERS
03.10.18 - 07.10.18

1-54 AFRICAN ART FAIR
03.10.18 - 07.10.18

AS PART OF ITS ONGOING INVESTIGATIONS INTO ALTERNATIVE ART-MAKERS OF THE 20TH CENTURY, THE GALLERY OF EVERYTHING INVITES YOU TO EXPERIENCE ART + REVOLUTION IN HAITI.

THIS IMMERSIVE, THREE-VENUE EXHIBITION WILL RECALL THE MOMENT IN 1945 WHEN SURREALISM DESCENDED ON A FORMER SLAVE COLONY - AND REWROTE NOT JUST HISTORY, BUT ART HISTORY.
TO ILLUSTRATE THE STORY, THE GALLERY OF EVERYTHING WILL DISPLAY PERIOD ARTWORKS FROM LE CENTRE D’ART D’HAÏTI - MANY OF WHICH HAVE NEVER BEEN SHOWN IN THE UK - ALONGSIDE ORIGINAL MATERIAL FROM THE PERSONAL COLLECTION OF ANDRÉ BRETON, THE FOUNDER OF SURREALISM.

ART + REVOLUTION IN HAITI WILL BE THE FIRST TIME SUCH AN IN-DEPTH OVERVIEW OF THE MOVEMENT HAS EVER BEEN HELD IN A COMMERCIAL CONTEXT.
THE GALLERY OF EVERYTHING WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL WHO HAVE HELPED SUPPORT ART + REVOLUTION IN HAITI , MOST IMPORTANTLY THE STAFF AND ARCHIVE OF LE CENTRE D’ART D’HAÏTI IN PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT WWW.LECENTREDART.ORG.

A ROUND-TABLE DISCUSSION WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE 1-54 AFRICAN ART FAIR AT SOMERSET HOUSE ON FRIDAY 5TH OCTOBER AT 11AM. FOR TICKETS, CLICK HERE.

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YOU'RE NOT ONLY HUMAN
12.08.18 - 16.09.18

LOUIS DEMARCO
TOMOYUKI SHINKI

The Gallery of Everything continues its programme of international contemporary making with
YOU'RE NOT ONLY HUMAN - a two-person display juxtaposing the philosophical aphorisms of Chicago text artist, LOUIS DEMARCO, with the kinetic combat graphics of wrestling devotee and Osaka native, TOMOYUKI SHINKI. TO CONTACT THE GALLERY OF EVERYTHING ABOUT AVAILABLE ARTWORKS, CLICK HERE.

Les Movies d’Ion BÂRLĀDEANU // Halle Saint Pierre, Paris
01.06.18 – 01.07.18

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The Gallery of Everything is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of works for sale by Romanian collage artist Ion Bârlādeanu. The exhibition will take place at Halle Saint Pierre in Paris in conjunction with their exhibition TURBULENCES DANS LES BALKANS from 1st June to 1st July 2018.

The makeshift open-air studio of Ion Bârlādeanu was discovered in a back-alley in Bucharest, Romania. Yet its proprietor, a modest and clandestine collagist, was unprepared for the acclaim which swiftly descended upon his once-secret art practice.

As social commentary, Bârlādeanu's anti-communist and anti-capitalist assemblages reveal a wry sense of humour and sharp political savvy. The brilliance lies in their maker’s visual flair, where impossible eye-lines and one-point perspectives coincide effortlessly with the high-gloss, the pornographic and the surreal.

Born in 1946 near the Moldavian border, Bârlādeanu spent much of his adulthood drifting. He worked as a farmer, a docker, a security guard and a grave-digger. Yet it was the violent reign of Nicolae Ceausescu, and its subsequent collapse in 1989, which indirectly inspired Bârlādeanu to create such a subversive and satirical body of work.

Bârlādeanu sees himself not as an artist, but as a maverick film director. In these, his CinemaScope movies, he both commands and controls. World-class actors and Romanian big-wigs collide, sexy ingenues divert the male gaze, Nazis lurk everywhere, cigarettes are currency, and disputes are settled with a sausage, a bottle or a gun.

Today Bârlādeanu's work is in notable museum and private collections. He is regularly included in international exhibitions, such as the 2015 Vienna Biennale, The Museum of Everything at Kunsthal Rotterdam in 2016 and Mona (Australia) in 2017/18, and Halle Saint Pierre (Paris) in 2018. He has been profiled in The Guardian and Le Monde.

All proceeds go to support the artist and the non-profit activities of The Museum of Everything. A limited edition publication will be available for sale at the venue.

For more information please email the gallery HERE or visit Halle St Pierre.

THE R&B FEELING // FILM 

THE R&B FEELING // OFFICIAL TRAILER

THE R&B FEELING // TRAILER

BOB PARKS 100% SPIRITUAL GIG 

THE BOB PARKS LIFE-STORY SHOW

 

 

 

 

THE R&B FEELING // FILM

  BOB PARKS 100% SPIRITUAL GIG   

 

 

 

 

 

THE R&B FEELING // TRAILER   THE R&B FEELING // OFFICIAL TRAILER  

THE FOLDED FORMS OF GEORGE E OHR
04.10.17 - 08.10.17

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The Gallery of Everything is proud to present THE FOLDED FORMS OF GEORGE E OHR as part of Sir Norman Rosenthal’s Collections at Frieze Masters, with artworks being offered to collectors for sale for the first time in the UK.

 
OHR ’S ORIGINALITY DESERVES A PLACE AMONG THE ARTIST’S GREATEST CONTEMPORARIES - THOMAS EAKINS, ALBERT PINKHAM RYDER, LOUIS SULLIVAN, MARSDEN HARTLEY, ALFRED STIEGLITZ AND PERHAPS EVEN FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT.Roberta Smith, New York Times

 

In the late 1800s, self-taught potter GEORGE E OHR revolutionised pottery.

From his home in coastal Mississippi, this eldest son of Alsatian immigrants developed an all-consuming practice and persona. OHR’s clay pots were precise and prolific. Their radical shapes and modern glazes marked an important shift in three-dimensional vessel making. As a body of work, they challenged not only the art establishment, but the cultural conventions of their day.

Yet OHR’s proto-abstract experiments proved too unpalatable for local taste. Throughout his lifetime, the entrepreneurial Mad Potter of Biloxi was ignored and his legacy unrecorded in the history of American art.

That changed seventy years later when the oeuvre was rediscovered by his descendants. Heralded as an unsung pioneer of modernist making, OHR was soon being collected and championed by David Whitney, Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns. The latter was so enamored of the delicacy of OHR’s material form, he repeatedly depicted the work in his paintings.

Posthumously embraced by his peers, OHR and his pots now found their place in the Western canon. They reached a wide audience through the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Smithsonian Museum. Frank Gehry designed a museum in OHR’s hometown of Biloxi in Mississippi. More recently, over thirty works were exhibited as part of a contemporary installation at the Carnegie International in Pittsburgh in 2013.

In her 1989 New York Times review, the critic Roberta Smith wrote "OHR invented his own brand of beauty, one so innately modern that it’s easy to understand why he wasn’t more appreciated in his own time. His liberations of color and form move beyond Art Nouveau and the Arts and Crafts Movement - with which his work has obvious links - and points toward the present. In particular, his exquisite, constantly shifting balances of randomness and control convey a kind of three-dimensional Automatism that presages ideas basic to Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism. And in a way that seems both modern and close to the experience of painting, OHR invites the viewer to rehearse the pleasure and release he felt in making his pots."

 
When I’m gone, my work will be prized, honoured and cherished.
GEORGE E OHR, artist

 

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MIGUEL HERNÁNDEZ
1893 - 1957 (Spain)

BIOGRAPHY
The swirling dreamscapes of this elusive painter were first discovered in a Parisian gallery by art critic Michel Tapié. Hernández was a peasant-born anarchist from Spain, whose formative years in Brazil had helped fashion his radical socialist stance. After a lifetime of frontline activism, Hernández retired to Paris and dedicated himself to painting the memories of his youth and the beloved wife he had lost during their wartime struggles.

THE BOB PARKS LIFE-STORY SHOW
24.09.17 - 12.11.17

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ARTIST FILMS AND PERFORMANCES

EXHIBITION BROCHURE
Press Release

 
The most arresting solo exhibition I’ve seen this year.
Morgan Quaintance, Frieze Magazine

 

Known for his provocative durational performances, British-born artist BOB PARKS is on a lifetime search for the truth. Ancient cultures, military dictatorships, method acting, gospel music and his own late mother form the heart of his all-encompassing gesamtkunstwerk. Yet it was last yearʼs acclaimed BBC documentary, The R&B Feeling, which propelled the 70 year old wunderkind into the limelight.

Born in Southhall, BOB PARKS studied art at Leicester University before moving to Los Angeles in the 1970s. His immersion in West Coast performance art brought him to the attention of contemporaries like Chris Burden and Paul McCarthy; but it was his study of Konstantin Stanislavski at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute and Actor’s Studio which led him to fuse his daily life with a radical and pseudo-fictional version of himself.

In 1974 PARKS embarked on a series of citywide actions in the persona of an absurdist alter-ego, Bignose. Inspired by Indian mystic philosophy, the character alternated mundane rituals with verbal hysterias, while dressed in a yogic thong and playing an amplified fife. The performance was called: The hypocrisy of clothed men, painting naked women in Renaissance times, behind closed doors. It brought him to the attention of the infamous Chuck Barris, who invited him to perform on The Gong Show.

Holding down a series of menial jobs, PARKS became involved with South Centralʼs Starlight Church of God in Christ, where the African-American community introduced him to gospel and soul music, inspiring him to produce a series of portraits which revealed PARKS as a profound painter and image maker.

Shows in Australia, Europe and the UK were to follow. Yet at the age of 40, PARKS left Los Angeles (pop. 18 million) and returned to his parents’ home in Sway (pop. 3,448). He joined a local congregation, where his spiritual and creative practices became ever more interconnected.

In recent years, PARKS was included in 3rd Leggg at London’s ICA in 2011, and presented in a solo show at Grand Union in Birmingham in 2013. In 2016, BOB PARKS’ life and work was profiled in The R&B Feeling, co-directed by contemporary artist Nathaniel Mellors.

The Gallery of Everything is proud to present BOB PARKS’ first major UK retrospective, with paintings, drawings, sculpture and screenings which draw on his astonishing 40 year practice. The artist will be present throughout, giving performances every Sunday afternoon in the gallery.

 

He was unique, he wanted to lose control and to see what would happen.John Duncan, artist
 
BOB is a great artist and impossible to emulate without living his life - but he is genuinely inspirational. At a time when there’s an excess of influence and a lack of inspiration, BOB PARKS is a kind of antidote.
Nathaniel Mellors, artist
 
The embodiment of extraordinary!
Cheryl Jones, Grand Union (Birmingham)
 
If performance art were a competitive team sport, talent scouts would recognise in the British performance artist, painter and musician BOB PARKS that most lucrative and rare of qualities: natural ability. In his impulsive, unsettling and rapturous work, there is an easy, unaffected pairing of art and everyday life.
Morgan Quaintance, Frieze Magazine
 
We began to think, I don’t know, this guy is pretty weird.
Barbara T Smith, artist

 

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PHOTOS OF BOB COURTESY OF SOPHIE EBRARD

FRANCIS MARSHALL AND THE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE
02.07.17 - 10.09.17

FRANCIS MARSHALL
JOHNSON WEREE

EXHIBITION BROCHURE
Press Release

The sprawling studio of FRANCIS MARSHALL is an open-air theatre of wondrous and peculiar folk. For the population of this artistic endeavour are the random and every day, the curious and the bored, where family feasts and abandoned waiting-rooms squash their cast's bulbous bodies into tight-fitted space.

MARSHALL's people are beautiful people. They live in the wilderness, unattended for decades, and their skins share a patina of dirt, stink and sun. Like the leathery works of a time long forgot, MARSHALL's figures seem to mirror the personality of their maker. They yearn for another kind of life.

Championed by Alain Bourbonnais - the legendary founder of La Fabuloserie in Dicy, France - MARSHALL's work was first made public in 1973 at Atelier Jacob in Paris. Since then he has been exhibited at the Musee d’Art Modern (France), American Visionary Art Museum (USA) and Hayward Gallery in the seminal Outsiders exhibition in 1979.

Now MARSHALL's cast of outsiders are housed in a gallery for the first time after years of exterior imprisonment. The Gallery of Everything invites you to sit amongst FRANCIS MARSHALL's beautiful people, to wait for the bus, to drink soup and to ride discarded bicycles, until the summer sun fades.

THROUGH THE EYES OF THE VISIONARY REFUGEE ARTIST JOHNSON WEREE, ALL ARE BEAUTIFUL. WORKING FROM A COMMUNITY LIBRARY AND LIVING WITHOUT A PERMANENT HOME, WEREE'S PRACTICE INVOLVES DRAWING FROM EARLY MORNING UNTIL LATE AT NIGHT CREATING SURREAL AND OTHERWORLDLY PORTRAITS OF IMAGINED SUBJECTS.

AS CHILD IN LIBERIA WEREE SALVAGED DISCARDED MATERIALS FOR HIS CREATIONS. USING BATTERY FLUID FOR PAINT AND SCRAP WOOD FOR CANVASS, HIS LIMITED ACCESS TO MEDIA MADE HIM COME TO CHERISH COLOUR. NOW HE WORKS WITH BALLPOINT PENS, GELS, PENCILS AND PASTELS WITH A PALETTE OF UNLIMITED VIBRANCY.

WEREE'S SUBJECTS STARE UNAPOLOGETICALLY FROM THE PAPER, ARRESTING THE VIEWER WITH THEIR CONFIDENT PIERCING EYES. DOG NOSES SIT CLOSE TO THIN LIPS AND MENS HAIRLINES RECEDE. THE WOMAN OF WEREE'S WORLD HAVE BRIGHT BLUSHED CHEEKS AND WEAR MULTI-COLOURED EYE SHADOW. OFTEN FIGURES APPEAR WITHIN FIGURES, EMERGING FROM BUTTONHOLES OR LIKE A THIRD-EYE IN THE CENTRE OF A FOREHEAD.

WEREE'S PICTURES ARE UNLIKE ANY OTHERS. THOUGH THEY MAY FOLLOW THE COMPOSITION OF TRADITIONAL PORTRAITURE THEY ARE UNENCUMBERED BY IT'S LIMITATIONS.

LOOKING AT WEREE'S WORK MAY BE AKIN TO CONFRONTING A MIRROR THAT REVEALS AN ALTERNATE REALITY. ONE WHERE WE ARE CONFIDENT AND BOLD, DRESSED LIKE KINGS AND QUEENS - A WORLD OF IRREPRESSIBLE BEAUTY.

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ACTION, CAMERA!
26.03.17 - 18.06.17

ION BÂRLĀDEANU
ALAN CONSTABLE

ACTION, CAMERA! displayed two distinct and separately curated solo shows, thematically linked by a fascination with the camera - or rather, the lack thereof. ION BÂRLĀDEANU and ALAN CONSTABLE have never been previously exhibited in Britain, where they are now represented exclusively by The Gallery of Everything.

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EXHIBITION BROCHURE
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THIS IS DEDICATED TO THE ONE I LOVE
15.01.17 - 19.03.17

HIROYUKI DOI
NIGEL KINGSBURY
HARALD STOFFERS

THIS IS DEDICATED TO THE ONE I LOVE presented three contemporary artists whose practice evidences a visual communication with a key family member or companion.

HIROYUKI DOI, the Japanese draughtsman whose concentric mappings form a meditated response to the loss of his brother, the figurative oeuvre of NIGEL KINGSBURY who employs apparently simple mark-making to effortlessly transform the women who cared for him and for whom he cared, and HARALD STOFFERS whose lifelong practice of tiny paper shavings and vast confessional scrolls addressed to his mother, reveal the graphic inner life of a non-stop conceptual art-maker.

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JARVIS COCKER'S
JOURNEYS INTO THE OUTSIDE
+ WILSON SNOWFLAKE BENTLEY
25.09.16 - 01.01.17

CHOMO
ST EOM
HOWARD FINSTER
ABBÉ FOURÉ
KARL FRIEDRICH JUNKER
WC RICE
NEK CHAND SAINI

WILSON SNOWFLAKE BENTLEY
 

The Museum of Everything proudly announced the opening of London's first commercial gallery dedicated to non-academic artists and private art-makers, located in a former barber's shop at 4 Chiltern Street, London W1.

The inaugural exhibition took its name from the seminal TV series, JOURNEYS INTO THE OUTSIDE (Channel 4, 1998) by filmmaker Martin Wallace and musician and broadcaster Jarvis Cocker: a long-time fan of all things counter-cultural and a proud advocate for those who were once only dismissed as outsider artists. Together, these two pioneers invited British viewers to explore some of the worlds most astonishing art environments.

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EXHIBITION BROCHURE
PRESS RELEASE 1 + 2

JEAN DUBUFFET'S
LE FOYER DE L'ART BRUT
05.10.16 -  09.10.16

GASTON CHAISSAC
ALOÏSE CORBAZ
Fleury-Joseph Crépin
Miguel Hernández
Les Barbus Müller
Louis Soutter
Adolf Wölfli
 

THE GALLERY OF EVERYTHING RETURNED TO FRIEZE MASTERS AS PART OF SIR NORMAN ROSENTHAL'S COLLECTIONS SECTION OF THE FAIR. IT'S CHOSEN SUBJECT, JEAN DUBUFFET'S GROUNDBREAKING 1947 LE FOYER DE L'ART BRUT - THE EXPERIMENTAL PARISIAN SALON ORGANISED BY THE ARTIST WITH HIS GALLERIST, René DROUIN, AND ART CRITIC, MICHEL Tapié - MADE PUBLIC FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME THE UNTRAINED IMAGES AND IMAGE-MAKERS WHO WOULD FASCINATE DUBUFFET FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE.

ARTISTS ON DISPLAY INCLUDED DRAUGHTSMAN GASTON CHAISSAC, PORTRAITIST ALOÏSE CORBAZ, POINTILLIST FLEURY-JOSEPH CRÉPIN, AUTODIDACT MIGUEL HERNÁNDEZ, PRE-HISTORIAN JUVA (PRINCE ANTONIN JURITZKY), SATIRIST Pascal-Désir Maisonneuve AND VISIONARY LOUIS SOUTTER - AS WELL AS THE INFAMOUS SWISS OUTSIDER ADOLF WÖLFLI AND SEVERAL RARE AND ANONYMOUS SCULPTURES KNOWN ONLY AS LES BARBUS MÜLLER.

THE GALLERY OF EVERYTHING WOULD LIKE TO THANK LA COLLECTION DE L'ART BRUT IN LAUSANNE FOR THEIR ASSISTANCE WITH THIS HISTORIC PROJECT.

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MARTÍN RAMÍREZ + JOSEF KARL RÄDLER 
13.10.15 - 17.10.15

MARTIN RAMIREZ
JOSEF KARL RÄDLER

THE GALLERY OF EVERYTHING PRESENTED THE MEXICAN-AMERICAN MARTÍN RAMÍREZ (1895-1963) AT FRIEZE MASTERS 2015. THIS ABSTRACT DRAUGHTSMAN IS CITED AS AN UNSUNG HERO OF AMERICAN MODERNISM BY ROBERTA SMITH, LYNNE COOKE AND KASPAR KÖNIG.

ALSO ON DISPLAY, THE DELICATE PORTRAITS OF JOSEF KARL RÄDLER (1844-1917), A PORCELAIN PAINTER WHO SPENT HIS LATTER YEARS DOCUMENTING THE LIVES OF FELLOW PATIENTS AT AN OPEN-AIR CLINIC NEAR VIENNA. EXHIBITIONS INCLUDE: THE WELLCOME COLLECTION, LONDON (2009) AND THE WIEN MUSEUM, VIENNA (2010).

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EXHIBITION BROCHURE
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ACM + ANNA ZEMÁNKOVÁ 
16.10.13 - 20.10.13

ACM
ANNA ZEMÁNKOVÁ

THE GALLERY OF EVERYTHING PRESENTED ITS SECOND COMMERCIAL EXHIBITION AT FRIEZE MASTERS 2013, WITH A SELECTION OF MASTERWORKS BY TWO IMPORTANT NON-TRADITIONAL ARTISTS FROM THE 20TH CENTURY.

THE MINIATURE ARCHITECTURES OF MYTHIC FRENCH SCULPTOR ACM (B 1951) WERE PRESENTED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN BRITAIN, ALONGSIDE THE IMAGINARY BOTANICAL DRAWINGS AND EMBROIDERIES OF ANNA ZEMÁNKOVÁ (1908-1986), THE CZECH ARTIST WAS FEATURED IN THE 55TH VENICE BIENNALE 2013.

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WILLIAM EDMONDSON + CARLO ZINELLI 
10.10.12 - 14.10.12

WILLIAM EDMONDSON
CARLO ZINELLI

THE GALLERY OF EVERYTHING LAUNCHED ITS INAUGURAL EXHIBITION AT FRIEZE MASTERS 2012 WITH TWO MAJOR BODIES OF WORK BY LEADING FIGURES FROM THE ALTERNATIVE HISTORY OF ART.

A SELECTION OF RARE GOUACHES BY ITALIAN AUTODIDACT CARLO ZINELLI (1916-1974) WERE CURATED ALONGSIDE ICONIC LIMESTONE CARVINGS BY AFRICAN-AMERICAN SCULPTOR, WILLIAM EDMONDSON (1874-1951). FOR BOTH ARTISTS, IT WAS THE FIRST MAJOR COMMERCIAL PRESENTATION OF THEIR WORK IN BRITAIN.

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EXHIBITION BROCHURE
PRESS RELEASE