Monika Aichele – Deborah Bell – Laura Birdsall – Jon Braley – Harijs Brandt – Lyndon Hayes – Rosalina Hung – Jayne Jones – Kuldeep Mahli – Yuko Nasu – Henrijs Preiss – Matthew Small – Boo Saville – Kate Westerholt – Paul Talbot – Britta Teckentrup – Stephen Walter
Sesame is proud to present the Salon, a collection of small works by 20 emerging international artists in one compact exhibition.
Based on the idea of the Paris Salon, the show casts a broad sweep across a range of work and influences, drawn not just the UK, but also from the USA, Canada, Japan, Latvia, Germany & India. From painting and sculpture to needlework and glass-blowing, The Sesame Salon provides a focused cross section of the diversity abounding in today’s international art scene.
The artists at the Sesame Salon are all at an early stage of their career and distinguish themselves with a control of their medium and an unmistakable aesthetic voice.
Laura Birdsall, a recent graduate from the Royal College, won the Bombay Sapphire Best Newcomer Award in September this year for her organic abstract glass sculptures, entitled “Interior Landscapes”, which will be exhibited at the Salon.
Likewise Kuldeep Mahli, an Anglo-Indian sculptor working in ceramics and also a recent RCA graduate, will exhibit his “Blush” series exploring the ancient Indian religion of Shaivism in a contemporary context.
American textile artist Kate Westerholt will exhibit a number of works, which combine the traditional homespun techniques of the Midwest sampler with ironic imagery and subversive, hedonistic overtones.
Urban UK artist Matthew Small will also exhibit some of his smaller portraits of anonymous people filmed on the street of London and then worked up on pieces of discarded metal found in the same place as his subjects.
The Sesame Salon runs from Friday 1st – Sunday 24th December 2006. For more information please contact: