London’s Kemistry Gallery was forced to close the doors on the Charlotte Road gallery space back in December 2014, but that hasn’t held them back. March 2015 sees the legendary, cutting-edge design gallery enter its next phase, having re-invented themselves as a pop-up gallery, Kemistry will present their ‘100 Years of Graphic Design’ exhibition at Protein Studios, Shoreditch. This exhibition is a retrospective of their first 10 years of visionary, inspiring and eclectic graphic design shows.
Ranging from 1914 to the present day, the exhibition is a unique Kemistry-curated retrospective of some of the most iconic and exciting moments in graphic design history. Artists include Alan Fletcher, Fredun Shapur, Hans Hillman, Ken Garland, Lou Dorfsman, Seymour Chwast and Milton Glaser, Saul Bass, Anthony Burrill, James Joyce, Jean Jullien, Geoff McFetridge, Parra, Rob Lowe, Ryan Todd, Stefan Glerum, Zero Per Zero, Experimental Jetset, Geneviève Gauckler, plus anonymous works from important private collections of classic design images, including Polish cinema posters of the 1960s and the propaganda images of the Latin American radicals OSPAAL.
Kemistry Gallery is committed to finding a new permanent space and transforming itself into a new National Centre for Graphic Design. Supported by an initial grant of £15,000 from Arts Council England, and by over 600 supporters who pledged a total in excess of £16,000 through Kickstarter, the gallery will maintain a programme of exhibitions, publications, pop-up projects and fundraising activities to support the UK’s graphic design community, and secure Kemistry Gallery’s long-term future as the only institution dedicated solely to promoting, exhibiting and celebrating this vital art form. #SaveKemistryGallery
Date for your diaries :: The exhibition runs from Saturday 7th March to Sunday 15th March, Grand Opening on the 6th March.
Where :: Protein Studios, 31 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EY