In the tradition of the 19th century Parisian Salon des Refusés, Happenstance Art & Framing Gallery presents the 7th Salon des Refusés: Exhibition of Artworks Refused from the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
Our annual extravaganza of artworks missed, unappreciated, misunderstood or sacrificed at the last minute by the Royal Academy Selection Commitee will this year feature over 100 UK and international creators across a range of art forms. This is a unique chance to appreciate non-establishment and democratic art.
Exhibition open to the public:
7 June – 6pm-9pm – RSVP
8 June – 10am-9pm*
9 June – 10am-9pm
10 June – 10am-5pm
7th of June is the First Thursdays event with live DJs.
The evening of Friday the 8th of June is for the Opening Reception with complimentary drinks and late opening.
*Ticket only 6pm-9pm
The title is adopted from Elizabeth Bishop’s poem. A fragile iceberg is reconstructed in the fictional construction drawing, with our emotional attachment to the vanished physical landscapes. It is the virtual representation in this digital era of our aesthetic desire of nature.
About the Artist:
Yufei is a graphic and architectural designer. Flitting between China, Singapore and the United Kingdom for the past twelve years, her interests fall into narrative cartography and line drawing as a form of revealing remote and imaginary landscapes. She studied architecture at the Architectural Association and is currently based in London.
‘In general I am interrogating how we perceive our constructed spaces, both urban and rural, their different characteristics, their influence on our sense of self and our position in the world as well as their psychological effects in exposing our insecurities and vulnerability.
This particular image was made by combing 2 images. It was made as part of a project I am involved with. The group 6plus2 is working on a project called Hold. It is a site responsive project set in the now empty Petersfield police station. Part of my response to being in the cell was to feel trapped and want to escape. This image is a combination of the physical containment of the cell brick wall with the mental escape of imagining a seascape.’ (Richard Brayshaw)