Best of Salon des Refusés 2012-2014
Exhibition of Artists Rejected by the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
3 - 13 July 2014
Londonewcastle Project Space, 28 Redchurch Street, Shoreditch, London E27DP
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Happenstance Gallery and LONDONEWCASTLE PROJECT SPACE present ‘Salon des Refusés’, an exhibition of art work not accepted for the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition, has recently completed its third year with over 100 artists taking part since 2012. The ‘Best of Salon des Refusés’ exhibition will feature the top artists from the previous Salons - as voted by the general public, non-affiliated critics and art collectors.
There is a uniquely wide range of genres and styles that you won’t find at the RA summer show.
Alexandra Gallagher, Alexey Moskvin, Chris Barnes, Chris King, Christina Macaulay, Darren Floyd, Gemma Ebdon, Hannah Fenton, Jakub Pasierkiewicz, Lesya Kara-Kotsya, Marco Droghetti, Naomi Fenton Rayman, Natasha Bhatia, Nicholas Mackey, Niki Hare, Oleksandr Voytovych, O Yemi Tubi, Peter Hinchliffe, Steve Wright
FROM THE HISTORY
Happenstance Gallery is again organising an exhibition of paintings, graphic and mixed media works, photographs, sculpture and prints rejected from the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. It is following in the tradition of the 19th century Parisian Salon des Refusés, when Napoleon let rejected works be exhibited alongside those accepted ones after artists protested the Salon jury’s rejection of 3000 works.
Unlike our Parisian predecessors, we are not protesting but assisting. We respect the Royal Academicians’ judgement and understand that exhibiting at the RA Summer Exhibition is a great honour and privilege, and that the RA walls are limited and a lot of good artwork has to be rejected.
We want those works to still be on show and to let the public judge which ones they like most of all, independent from experts’ decision. For this reason, every visitor to the exhibition will be asked to vote for three favourite pieces.
DATES AND OPENING HOURS
Thursday 3rd July, 6pm - 9pm
Friday 4th July – Saturday 12th July 1pm - 9pm
Sunday 13th July, 1pm - 6pm
Contact art.happenstance[at]gmail.com, tel. +44(0)7587-229-448
Opening Night - 3 July - 6.30pm
(RSVP to email@example.com or 07587-229-448)