The Lounge and BAR 45
45 Park Lane
10th May to 2nd July 2018
The Dorchester Collection’s contemporary Mayfair hotel, 45 Park Lane, announces the latest exhibition in its 2018 ‘Emerging Artists’ art series with Ackerman Studios titled ‘Eight From Nyne: Ones to Watch’, which will run from 10 May to 2 July 2018. Artists include Richard Hoey who returns from Brazil to exhibit in London for the first time in three years, and Zandra Stratford – the only resident Canadian to be selected for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition last year.
The exhibition is in association with After Nyne Gallery, which expertly curates and promotes a roster of rising creatives across the arts spectrum. The varying styles in this show are eclectic yet harmonious; and offer collectors the opportunity to view and purchase works from some of today’s most exciting artists. The exhibition will feature Mark Beattie, Vesna Milinkovic, Liza Giles, Richard Hoey, Joanne Hummel-Newell, Gillian Hyland, Chris Kenny, and Zandra Stratford.
Of particular note are two artists who have not been widely seen in the UK, but who will use the show at 45 Park Lane as a launch pad to re-engage with British collectors.
Richard Hoey has recently returned to the UK after having spent the past years living and working in Brazil. Hoey employs tactile materials such as gesso, jute and metal leaf to produce multi layered works with highly detailed surfaces. For the artist, the materiality of his work acts as a conductor between the inner and outer worlds of human experience. The materials employed serve as a code, each with its own correspondence. For example, the choice of gold leaf is related to ideas of purification and transformation. Hoey’s practice, and his choice of materials is informed through direct experience with his environment. Current influence is derived from his time spent in Brazil where the artist feels immersed in a culture steeped in a history of colonisation, slavery and tribal folklore. For the artist, this history is imbedded into the land, the architecture, even the pavements, which have become a focal point in recent works.
Zandra Stratford will be making a short term move to the UK from her current home on Salt Spring Island off the coast of Vancouver. An abstract painter known for bold, semiotic works, her pieces lay a foundation of elemental earth tones; clay and cement greys and soil blacks, laying strata after strata of contrasting and ambitious colour as a counterpoint to industrial textures, and this overlaid with confident horizontal structures. Preferring large canvases and panoramic birch panels, Stratford’s work is an exploration of urban forms and our experience with cities’ materiality. Each interaction, point of surface contact or scuff, whether by design or by circumstance, is at once something removed, something revealed, and something left behind. Her piece “Gorgeous Filth #01” (2016) was selected for the prestigious Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in London, the only resident Canadian to be selected for that show’s 249th year.
Jennifer Conner, Director at After Nyne Gallery, commented: “After having worked with Lily Ackerman of Ackerman Studios and 45 Park Lane for some time now, there is huge synergy in our dedication to the arts, and to individual artists. Lily and general manager John Scanlon have developed an incredible ongoing programme, of which we are honoured to take part. Innovation, style and client service are at the heart of what they do – key values that are also important to us at After Nyne.
Of equal importance is supporting and promoting a diversity of talent within the arts. We feel that we have jointly curated an extremely exciting group of works, and we urge collectors to consider acquiring now; as it is expected that prices for these artists will escalate quickly in the short term.”
Commenting on 45 Park Lane’s art programme, general manager John Scanlon said: “As well as being a stylish harbour and providing exquisite service, a luxury hotel should provide guests with an inspiring and intriguing environment which we achieve through our constantly evolving art programme. It is always exciting to think we may be exhibiting the next Hockney or Hirst, but above all we show what we find interesting, and what we think our guests will enjoy seeing.”
45 Park Lane’s 2018 art programme also introduced the hotel’s first artist in Residence, Jill Berelowitz, best known for her large scale pieces based on the human form alongside her magnificent commission for the Royal Shakespeare Company. Guests staying at the hotel will be able to undertake a number of exclusive experiences with Berelowitz, including joining her in her studio to see her working, as well as a visit to her foundry to see the works being cast. As the artist in residence, Jill will also host artist talks at the hotel, create a sculpture that will connect into the hotel’s architecture and create limited edition festive ornaments to be used exclusively on 45 Park Lane’s Christmas tree at the end of the year.
Artworks will be exhibited in The Lounge and BAR 45 at 45 Park Lane, and all artworks are available for sale.
A catalogue of previous and upcoming exhibitions at 45 Park Lane can be viewed online.
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45 Park Lane
45 Park Lane opened in September 2011 with a spectacular showcase of art by ten of Britain’s leading contemporary artists adorning its guest rooms, hallways and restaurant. Over the past six years the hotel has gained a reputation for holding a series of exclusive exhibitions and gallery residences, providing a platform for emerging artists alongside its collection of established artworks. Previous exhibitions have included Robert Indiana, Alan Silfen, Julian Marinetti, and Chris Bracey, whilst artwork by highly recognised names such as Sir Peter Blake, Patrick Hughes, Christian Furr and Bruce McLean hang as part of the permanent collection. Part of its success has been the attraction for potential patrons to view artworks in a living space more similar to the private home environment than a gallery space. For exhibiting artists it is exposure to the world’s most affluent and discerning travellers in a new environment and potentially a collector for life.
Dorchester Collection’s contemporary London hotel 45 Park Lane opened on 1st September 2011 just opposite The Dorchester with Wolfgang Puck’s first venture in Europe, CUT at 45 Park Lane. Throughout the intimate-sized hotel, luxurious and contemporary interiors by New York based designer, Thierry Despont, provide a club-like feel offering international guests a smart, central environment from which to enjoy London. Each of the spacious 45 rooms and suites offer views of Hyde Park, as does a spectacular Penthouse Suite with wrap around terrace offering panoramic views across London. A striking central staircase leads to a mezzanine featuring Bar 45, a resident’s Library, and high tech Media Room offering private dining.
Building on over a decade of experience Ackerman Studios is an art consultancy helping place a combination of emerging and established artists in innovative locations. Ackerman Studios curates the year of art with 45 Park Lane. In addition to this they work with numerous private spaces and on bespoke projects and commissions
Ackerman Studios are great advocates of both emerging and established artists. Always looking to discover the most exciting new artists, as well as nurturing their relationships with established figures within the artistic community. Art is transformative in its power to change spaces and Ackerman Studios is looking to transform the way people interact with art. To make the spectacular part of the everyday. For more information, please visit www.ackermanstudios.com or follow Instagram, Twitter
About The After Nyne Creative Services Group:
The After Nyne Creative Services Group consists of four entities, all of which work together to maximise the potential of our clients’ brands and their work. The award-nominated, bi-monthly After Nyne Magazine is distinctly stylised and industry renowned. After Nyne Gallery offers artists the opportunity to showcase their work on its e-commerce platform, as well as in a series of innovative events & exhibitions. After Nyne Publishing offers high calibre yet cost effective design, copy-writing & printing services for art books, catalogues and marketing materials. After Nyne Consulting provides tailored advice; from brand management, market positioning & PR, through to strategic collaborations and digital activations. Together, the After Nyne Creative Services Group is uniquely positioned to elevate, communicate and promote the very best work within the arts.
Named after the nine muses of the arts in Greek mythology, After Nyne operates within all categories of the arts: including fine art, photography, fashion, design, architecture, music, film, theatre and dance.
Dorchester Collection is a portfolio of the world’s foremost luxury hotels in Europe and the USA, each of which reflects the distinctive culture of its destination. By applying its unrivalled experience and capability in owning and operating some of the greatest individual hotels, the company’s mission is to develop an impeccable group of the finest landmark hotels through acquisition as well as management of wholly-owned and part-owned hotels, and to enter into management agreements.
The current portfolio includes the following hotels (in order of them joining the group): The Dorchester, London; The Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills; Le Meurice, Paris; Hôtel Plaza Athénée, Paris; Hotel Principe di Savoia, Milan; Hotel Bel-Air, Los Angeles; Coworth Park, Ascot, UK; 45 Park Lane, London; and Hotel Eden, Rome.