The Smallest Gallery in Soho presents ‘Monuments’
The Smallest Gallery in Soho is delighted to present a new installation by London based artist Frank Laws, ‘Monuments’. Two paintings are presented on brick columns, referencing the traditional bricked buildings of the area.
Laws has been painting and documenting East London’s architecture, specifically its social housing, for over 10 years. A fascination with brickwork first led him to paint these monumental housing estates. Since the 1980s’ ‘right to buy’, around forty percent of social housing is now privately owned. The buildings that form the focus of Laws’ work, were designed and constructed with an ideology in mind and he reflects this positive sentiment in the approach. He presents these buildings standing alone as singular structures, giving them a sense of worship and storytelling, and offering a vessel for discussion and awareness not an answer or full stop.
This installation marks an anniversary – a full two years of our involvement with The Smallest Gallery in Soho – A small space, with big ideas – and a successful collaboration with the curators Andreia Costa and Philip Levine.
A new display is put up approximately four times per year, each display by a different artist and specifically created and curated for the space. We are pleased to say that we have helped with the lighting design for all of them in the last two years, since we started in January 2018 with the installation ‘New Progress’!
Up until March 2020 at 62 Dean Street, London W1D 4QF!