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Contemporary art and design exhibition – Dulwich Festival Show This Weekend – Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th May and Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th May, Dulwich Festival 2016

Our next contemporary art and design exhibition Open Door takes place at our home gallery this weekend in Herne Hill (Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th May) and is open for a second weekend on Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th May from 10.30-6.00pm.  Find us at 268 Croxted Road, Herne Hill, London SE24 9DA.

Open Door is a curated exhibition which explores the role contemporary art and design can play in our day-to-day lives, presenting the work of over 20 artists and designer-makers.

Among those selected for the exhibition are five new additions to the growing Cavaliero Finn contemporary art and design portfolio.

Rebecca McLynn
Entrusted landscape painter Rebecca Mclynn is inspired by the detail in nature and the power that wild, rugged locations and untamed weather can have over our emotions and feelings of wellbeing.
Using photography, mixed media and expressive mark making, Rebecca’s colourful paintings are largely abstract.  In them she captures the essence of a place, using only a hint of figuration, allowing the viewer to contemplate on their own reminiscences of wild places they have visited or explored.
Rebecca obtained an MA in Fine Art and Drawing at Wimbledon College of Art and has exhibited her work internationally.

Sue Blandford
Dulwich based artist Sue Blandford’s figurative paintings explore the transformative qualities of the low evening light.  In this golden haze, the everyday objects depicted in Sue’s paintings are given an ethereal glow, set against the dark, contrasting shadows of the night to come.  Sue’s paintings give the viewer a sense of peace and unease in equal measure, of something seen and yet unseen.
Sue has exhibited nationally and internationally since graduating From Norwich Art School with B.A. hons in fine art in 1991.

Galvin Brothers
Showcasing their acclaimed (Perfectly) Imperfect Stool and this season’s (Completely) Imperfect Day Bed will be Elle Decoration Designer of the Year nominees, Galvin Brothers.

Galvin Brothers make beautifully hand crafted, contemporary furniture.  The brother team, Matt, a Royal College of Art graduate and Andrew, a joiner, were nominated for Designer of the Year by Elle Decoration shortly after the company was formed back in 2012.

With a mission is to revive the dying forms of carpentry mastered by their father for over 60 years their designs are created with a contemporary twist and are built to last.

Patricia Volk
Patricia uses line, shape and colour in her work to convey the contradictions of power and fragility, stability and precariousness in human relationships.

Patricia is based in Somerset and is a member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors (MRBS). Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including at Buekenholf-Phoenix Gallery in Belgium, Chichester Cathedral and the Royal West of England Academy. Her sculptures have also been acquired for the collections of Lord Carrington, Simon Relph CBE, the British Consul (Ivory Coast) and Mary Portas. She was Regional Winner of the ING “Discerning Eye” prize in 2007 and has been shortlisted for the prestigious Brian Mercer Residency.

Andrea Scopetta
Through small figurative sculptures the artist, Andrea Scopetta explores the spiritual and physical states of man during the various stages of life. Using organic matter, materials that have the capacity of evolving, transforming and eventually decaying, Andrea questions what it means to be human.

Andrea completed a BA in Fine Art at the Fine Art Academy in Macerata Rome. He was awarded the “Edgardo Mannucci” sculpture prize following his graduation in 2005 and has since exhibited widely in Italy and the UK.

The fresh line up of artists will be complimented by new pieces created specifically for the show from some of Cavaliero Finn’s existing portfolio of artists. These include:

New paintings by Gill Rocca who has been selected for three consecutive years, for the prestigious Threadneedle Prize as well as being selected for both the John Moores & Discerning Art Prizes.New work from Trevor Burgess, who has just completed a triptych painting for the new public space at the centre of the King’s Cross development, designed and commissioned by Townshends Architects, and new paintings by local artists Joseph Goody and Mia Cavaliero.

A selection of sculptural vessels by the critically acclaimed artists Pia Wustenberg, Ikuko Iwamoto and Rowena Brown. Dulwich based artist Rowena Brown was awarded a Ceramic Review Prize last year at Ceramic Art London.

New ceramics by Alice Mara, Janet Stahelin Edmondson, Claire Loder, Ali Miller, Fliff Carr, Daniel Reynolds, Richard Brendon, Mizuyo Yamashita and Rhian Malin who has recently been selected by the Arts Council for their ‘one to watch’ Hothouse programme.

New designs from bespoke furniture & textiles makers Sam Edkins and Mineheart.

We hope you have enjoyed this sneak preview of some of the works we’ll have available online and at our Dulwich Festival contemporary art and design exhibition in May.  We look forward to seeing you at the Private View on the 6th of May or over either of the weekends.

Debra & Juliana