Striking new Christmas Show opening at 'Living Art' in Hungerford
After an acclaimed October maiden gallery launch featuring sold out works by internationally renowned artists Christopher ‘Luigi’ Veggetti Kanku and Matthew Broussard, alongside home-grown artists JK Brown and musician Pete Doherty, Living Art Gallery is proud to present its first Christmas show: ‘Art Without Borders’.
'Follow that....!' was the frequent comment made to Gallery Co-owner and Curator, Justin Cook after the success of the Living Art opening show in October.
And this is exactly what Justin is looking to do. To deliver new works from returning artists - Christopher Luigi Veggetti Matthew Broussard and JK Brown, whilst introducing Sara Issakharian and Gabriela Bodin, both of whom will be making their UK if not European debut at ‘Art Without Borders’.
Justin is excited to produce a show featuring artists from diverse parts of the world: the United States of America (Matthew Broussard), Iran (Sara Issakharian), Zaire/Italy (Christopher ‘Luigi’ Veggetti Kanku), Romania/Italy (Gabriela Bodin) and Britain (JK Brown).
Each has gained success in their own arena: Milanese artist Christopher ‘Luigi’ Veggetti Kanku has garnered numerous prestigeous awards in Italy and his work has been featured in major Italian magaines such as Arte Mondadori and Flash Art.
Romanian-born artist Gabriela Bodin has already achieved an impressive volume of awards mainly in her adoptive Italy but also in her native Romania.
Sara Issakharian recently graduated from the New York Academy of Art, and following an impactful contribution to the prominent Leila Heller Gallery Summer Show in Chelsea NYC, this will be her first time exhibiting outside of Iran and North America.
John Kennedy (JK) Brown will be exhibiting his show-stopping horse sculpture 'Graze', which follows the stunning 'Snake' and 'Pheasant' metal sculptures that graced the opening show at Living Art.
Justin Cook comments: ‘I have organically connected with each of these global artists whilst on my travels, in a very personal and emotional way. As I put together this new show it became evident to me that combined they create a strong theme. However distinctive they each are, unanimously they express themes of redemption, hope and true authenticity, no matter the odds. ‘Art Without Borders’ is a logical title for the show and its message should resonate strongly with anyone who worries about the disconnect, the intolerance and the violence in our world today.‘
'Art Without Borders' runs at the Living Art Gallery at 16 Bridge Street, Hungerford, RG17 0EG from Thursday 10 December until Thursday 24.