Commencing Friday May 12th, Hope Beer is delighted to announce its partnership with urban art collective, The KEMP Gallery for a series of shows throughout 2017.
The KEMP Gallery was launched in March 2016 at a premises on South Frederick Street, Dublin 2. After being involved and/or organising street art events in Ireland over the previous few years,stencil artist and curator, Steve Kemp, realised that the standard of work being produced by the street/urban artists in the country demanded a better platform for display.
The raison d’être of the gallery is to give the growing pool of talent in this genre the opportunity to show their work in a more structured environment and to give the public the chance to view and purchase original art which, up until now, was only viewable on the streets. From established street artists such as ADW to relative newcomers like architect-cum-expressionist painter Pigsy have been part of the gallery’s stable in the course of 2016.
The reaction of the public to this idea has been amazing and along with the growing popularity of street art worldwide the gallery has been spurred on, reinforcing its belief that the art it displays deserves its place and can stand up to any other genre being championed by other galleries.
With a punk ethos from the outset and a slogan “Regard the art, disregard the rules” The KEMP Gallery attempts to breathe fresh air into the Dublin art scene. Relaunching at its new home at 65 South William Street, a shared space with its hosts GalleryX (another nascent gallery specialising in figurative and surrealist art) on May 12th the gallery intends to continue to showcase the best in urban art. The two galleries will have exhibitions alternately throughout the year.
Upcoming shows for The KEMP Gallery @ GalleryX include Shane Sutton “That Space In Between”,a group show “Summer In The City” in July and curator KEMP’s first solo show in 4 years in September. We cannot wait to be involved
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