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Wild West in the big smoke

By G_Bartlett  |  Posted: January 31, 2014

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ARTOPIA has announced the inaugural exhibition to launch their London gallery – This Wild West.

A celebration of new art with a link to Cornwall, it will feature a showcase of works by alumni of Falmouth School of Art.

Cornwall-based artists Faye Dobinson, Alex Goodman, James Hankey, Alice Mahoney, Marc Messenger, Ben Sanderson, Juliet Walshe are showing alongside Jacob-Louis Beaney, Matthew Benington, Isabella Bostock, Jessica Everitt and George Morgan, graduates who are now practicing across the UK.

Artopia has selected a group of emerging artists who at some point in their practice have laid down roots in Cornwall.

They now weave together personal and historical threads that stem from ambiguous places and unexpected perspectives.

This Wild West delivers a diverse range of media from traditional oil paint to digital print, with no named theme or style.

But, the works hold a similar sensibility: they tell a story of something wild and mysterious.

“Artopia is inspired by the bounty of creative talent developed in Cornwall and we feel it is the right time to provide a platform for these artists in London.”

Eloise Wall, co-director of Artopia Cornwall has a history of producing cutting edge contemporary art and This Wild West, curated by Rosie Thomson-Glover, hopes to further develop this outstanding reputation.

For further information on Artopia contact: Eloise@artopialondon.com

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