Get Your Kicks at Gallery 286

Posted by Caroline Lofts

A rather rare thing to behold these days is an art gallery housed entirely in someone’s private home. Run meticulously by Jonathan Ross and his wife painter/sculptor Camilla Shivarg, they spent a year and a half converting the townhouse into a space which now serves as their home (the first floor and above) and two large gallery spaces (the ground and lower ground).

The whole house serves as a living and evolving piece of art and on occasion it has been opened up in its entirety for viewings. On most days you can find a dedicated collection of holographic art as well as Camilla’s own sculptures and every now and again the gallery will feature outside artists in one of their exhibitions.

In fact, if you hurry you can catch the last few days of their current exhibition featuring painter LARISA DAVATZ and photographer MARCO SANGES.

Larisa Davatz was born in Tientsin, China. When she was 10 her family moved to the USSR. At the prestigious Moscow Art School and later at the Surikov Art Institute she proved to be a precocious talent. In her late twenties her travels took her to Tashkent, Uzbekistan where the culture and climate greatly influenced her artistic vision, providing a warm colour palette, romantic style and metaphorical content. Many of her works are in museum collections including the Tashkent and Samarkand Art Museums and the Tretiakov Art Gallery in Moscow.

Marco Sanges is an imaginative and innovative photographer who has exhibited worldwide.

Previous exhibitions include: THAN New York Academy of Art, Da End Gallery Paris, At Home with Art in aid of the Prince’s Trust London, Art Warehouse Rotterdam, Proud Gallery London, Eduard Planting Fine Art Photographs Amsterdam , Art and Design London, Gosh Art Auction London curated by Tamara Eccleston, Edward James Foundation West Dean, Espai Barcelona, Hay Hill Gallery, Cork Street, London, Hackney Empire, London, Windsor Arts Centre, GG Gallery, wanted gallery, NY Academy of Arts curated by Eileen Guggenheim,‘Savile Row’ at B-Store, ’Purity’ at Cobden Club, ‘Hidden Light’ at ICI and ‘Enigma’ at Arte Fiera, Jonathan Cooper Park Walk Gallery, British Art Fair, Art London

Awards include The Best Experimental Art Film at the Open Cinema Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia 2009 and Best Art Film at the Portobello Film Festival London, UK, 2008 for the short Circumstances.

Marco’s work is in the permanent collection of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts USA

The show runs until the 31st March. Details below:

Private views will be held on:
Tuesday March 11th, 6.30 -.8.30pm
Thursday March 13th, 6.30 – 8.30pm
And Sunday March 16th, 12.00 – 3.00pm
 
Open days on:
Wednesday 26th March12.00-3.00pm
 
Viewing by appointment at other times.
For further information contact
Jonathan Ross
by e-mail or phone 020 7370 2239.
 
Gallery 286
286 Earls Court Road, SW5 9AS

 

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