The Gallery of Everything has opened on London’s Chiltern Street, dedicating its two-floor exhibition space to ‘private art-makers’.
Housed inside a former barber’s shop, the commercial gallery aims to bring the little-known world of ‘outsider art’ to a wider audience.
‘We are providing a space to discover secret makers of very personal art and to make this work available to view and buy,’ says founder James Brett.
The gallery is the ‘rambunctious little offspring’ of the Museum of Everything, which opened in North London in 2009, drawing queues around the block. Since closing this site, the non-profit museum has roamed across the world, even taking a road-trip around Russia.
All proceeds for the Gallery of Everything will fund the activities of the museum.
Brett’s collaborator at the gallery is musician and art enthusiast, Jarvis Cocker. Extracts from his seminal 1998 TV programme, Journeys into the Outside (Channel 4) are shown within the space to complement the artists’ work on display. Cocker’s documentary put what was then dismissed as outsider art on the map.
The inaugural exhibition runs until 20 November 2016. During this time, the gallery will also be setting up camp at Frieze Masters, with an installation titled ‘Le foyer de l’art brut’ – an interpretation of Jean Dubuffet’s radical 1947 salon.
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