The Lots Road Group’s “Connected: The Changing Face of Britain” Art Exhibition
The Lots Road Group is hosting a portrait exhibition featuring Alla Broeksmit and other aspiring artists that presents the community or microcosm of contemporary British society at Waterstones’ lower floor gallery in Bloomsbury all from November 26, 2018 until January 10, 2019.
The exhibition – a presentation of 21st century Britain– runs from the 26th of November 2018 to the 10th of January 2019 at 82 Gower St, Bloomsbury, London. Open Monday-Friday 8.30 a.m. -9 p.m., Saturday 8.30 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday 12-6 p.m. The theme of the exhibition this year that seventeen members of the group have chosen an eclectic mix of sitters – diverse in age, gender, ethnicity, and nationality of origin. The portraits are of people who are connected with each other through attendance at The Heatherley School of Art. Each artist decided to explore through portraiture how their personal connections spread outwards and reflect life in 21st century Britain.
Set against the backdrop of Brexit, a time often described as divisive, the sitters are people to whom the artists have personal ties with, some traditionally British from Aberdeenshire, Cornwall, Oxfordshire, Sussex and Yorkshire, as well as residents who have come here from a staggering array of countries: Bolivia, Brazil, British Guiana, Eritrea, France, Iraq, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, and the United States.
The Lots Road Group representative, Hilary Puxley said, “We started with the simple idea of painting people to whom we are connected, and have been astounded by the results! The list of countries with which our sitters are associated is astonishing and reflects a sea change in British society. Our artists have come up with a wealth of compelling and sometimes touching stories that evidence a much kinder and more welcoming Britain than you might suspect. I think the public will find the portraits fascinating.”
As usual, the exhibition provides a narrative component which introduces the sitters and explains how each artist is connected to them. Alla Broeksmit is one of the only members displaying herself as her sitter.
Alla Broeksmit was born in the Ukraine. Her childhood memories growing up in Kiev have always played a strong role in her art. Her time living in between New York and London made her feel she personally exemplifies multiple connections.
To find out more about Alla Broeksmit and the individual artists at the exhibition visit: https://thelotsroadgroup.wordpress.com/
For more information regarding the artist contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: www.allabroeksmit.com
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ABOUT ARTALLA STUDIO
Alla Broeksmit was born in the Ukraine. Her childhood memories growing up in Kiev have always played a strong role in her art. After emigrating from the Soviet Union, she began to approach art more deliberately, first practicing life drawing and then enrolling in formal art training at the Parsons School of Design in New York City. After moving to London in 1997 she co-founded the Lots Road Group. Alla received her Master of Fine Arts degree from the New York Studio School in 2017 and is currently studying at the Slade School of Fine Art. Visit www.allabroeksmit.com for more information.