On 23 June, The Cynthia Corbett Gallery will open a major group show to celebrate its successes over the past 10 years. This 10th anniversary exhibition will showcase the gallery’s roster of artists, including those whose careers they launched, and who have since become established art world figures. The exhibition will also include mid-career artists who have benefited from the gallery’s international programme and profile.
Exhibiting artists will include painter Andy Burgess and photographer Tom Leighton, whose collaborative exhibition ar.chi.tec.ton.ic recently opened at The Cynthia Corbett Gallery in New York; Deborah Azzopardi, world-renowned for her distinctive pop-art inspired images; Lluís Barba, who reworks iconic artworks by the likes of Hieronymus Bosch and Pieter Brueghel by introducing celebrities like Paris Hilton and Kate Moss into his compositions; and San Francisco-based Klari Reis, who uses the tools and techniques of science to create colourful abstract interpretations of magnified images of biological forms.
The Gallery will also be presenting Ultra Violet iconic Self Portrait series which comprises acrylic casts of original Baroque frames and coloured mirrors etched with the words Self Portrait.
The exhibition will also include a revisiting of Colin Wiggins’ Double Vision, which was one of the gallery’s first curated projects. Wiggins creates etched portraits of his art heroes, inviting them to complete the works by adding their own portraits of him. This showcase will include collaborative works on paper by Frank Auerbach, Sir Peter Blake RA, Paula Rego and R.B. Kitaj RA. Another show highlight will be a show reel of works by video artist Christina Benz, which will include her 2005 illy prize-nominated work, numbered.
Following her career as an international investment banker, Cynthia Corbett trained as an art historian at Christie’s before launching The Cynthia Corbett Gallery in 2004. Since then, it has become established as an international contemporary art gallery representing emerging and established artists.
Based in London and New York, The Cynthia Corbett Gallery has an annual programme of solo and group exhibitions and is a regular exhibitor at major international contemporary art fairs.
In 2009 Cynthia Corbett launched The Young Masters Art Prize, a not-for-profit initiative presented by The Cynthia Corbett Gallery founded as a Prize to celebrate artistic skill and innovation. The 10 year anniversary exhibition will feature a selection of artists from the Prize since its inception, including 2012 winner Lottie Davies, who is taking part in the 2014 Crisis Commission exhibition and auction. The third edition of the Prize will launch in autumn 2014.