Zavier Ellis And Griffin Gallery Announce Young Gods 2016

Zavier Ellis

Griffin Gallery and CHARLIE SMITH LONDON have announced their continued collaboration with the presentation of ‘Young Gods’. Curated by Zavier Ellis, the exhibition is an annual selection of London art school graduates and post-graduates.

Presented simultaneously at both galleries, the 2016 edition will feature eight artists working in painting, photography, sculpture, assemblage, video, performance and installation.

Comprising artists from Chelsea, City & Guilds, Goldsmiths, Royal College and St Martins, the exhibition will continue to illustrate the breadth of world class education throughout London art schools.

‘Young Gods’ has a proven track record of discovering vital new artists and introducing them to the international market, with previous selections going on to considerable success with galleries, museums and collectors. As Ellis states:“I’m excited to present once again my selection of London’s graduating artists at Griffin and CHARLIE SMITH LONDON. It’s always a fascinating process from visiting the schools; learning about the artists; and opening the shows eight months after the process has begun. I never cease to be intrigued, amused and enlightened by London’s art school output. Historically we have experienced considerable success with the Young Gods programme and it is rewarding to be able to offer some support alongside Becca Pelly-Fry and Griffin Gallery to artists at such an early stage in their careers.”

Exhibiting artists: Asmaa Alanbari, Kirsty Andrew, Alexandra Berg, Lorraine Fossi, Christopher Gray, Laura O’Neill, J Price, Tess Williams.

About Zavier Ellis:

Zavier Ellis is the Director of CHARLIE SMITH LONDON. He is also co-founder and co-curator of the museum scale show for emerging artists THE FUTURE CAN WAIT. Zavier has curated exhibitions internationally including in Berlin, Frankfurt, Helsinki, Klaipeda, London, Los Angeles, Naples and Rome; and continues to place work in notable private collections. Known as an acute talent spotter Zavier has identified and exhibited a number of important young artists directly from art college including David Blandy, Oliver Clegg, Tessa Farmer, Virgile Ittah, Sam Jackson, Monica Ursina Jäger, Annie Kevans, Nika Neelova and Douglas White. Zavier also collects and is a practicing artist and has exhibited at Museum der Moderne in Salzburg, Torrance Art Museum in Los Angeles and Paul Stolper Gallery in London. Zavier has recently published his first iBook with legendary critic and historian Edward Lucie-Smith called 100 London Artists.

Young Gods 2016 – Griffin Gallery – 14 January to 19 February 2016.

Young Gods 2016 – CHARLIE SMITH London – 15 January to 20 February 2016.


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