START ART FAIR, SAATCHI GALLERY LONDON
26–29 JUNE 2014
Gallery 9 is excited to announce its participation in this year’s inaugural START Art Fair at the Saatchi Gallery in London in 2014. START is an invitation only international showcase for interesting young galleries exhibiting exciting artists, giving a select group of 48 galleries the opportunity to present the very best of global contemporary art.
START will be unique in that it will provide each gallery with larger scale stands (approximately 40 sqm), well lit display area in beautifully proportioned rooms with high ceilings in a museum quality environment. The Saatchi Gallery attracts 1.4 million visitors per year and is located on King’s Road in the heart of Chelsea.
For what will be Gallery 9’s largest presence at an international art fair to date, the Gallery will present a group exhibition of entirely new works by seven of the gallery’s represented artists David Ralph, Julian Hooper, Jelena Telecki, Simon Kennedy, John Aslanidis, Suzie Idiens and Tonee Messiah. The selection of Ralph, Kennedy and Telecki is an intentionally harmonious inclusion of figuration and landscape in the context of the contemporary built environment and reflections of modern art and literature. Hooper’s and Messiah’s new semi-abstract works will then bridge, with clever geometry across ambiguous landscape planes to justify a jump to intense monochromatic colour field objects by Idiens. The non-objective framework of Idiens connects to Aslanidis’ visions of soundscapes and intensely patterned circular grid formation. In something of our house style the Gallery 9 stand will be sparsely hung with an emphasis on minimal examples of work per artist.