Sladmore Contemporary at 32 Bruton Place, just off Berkeley square has been exhibiting contemporary and modern sculpture for almost 50 years. As well as our well established gallery space we have regularly shown at most major International Art Fairs including TEFAF Maastricht, Masterpiece London and the Paris Bienalle.

Regular one man exhibitions by our stable of sculptors are interspersed with interesting mixed shows and our Jermyn street sister gallery continues to show rare and important sculpture by 19th and 20th century masters.

Forthcoming Shows

Roger Law
29th Oct - 15th Nov

32 Bruton Place, Mayfair
London W1J 6NW
Tel + 44 (0) 207 499 0365

57 Jermyn Street, St James's
London SW1Y 6LX
Tel +44 (0) 207 629 1144

Sophie Dickens New Work

1st - 24th October 2014

Her troop of large monkeys are already climbing up the front of the gallery. This exhibition shows the fruits of Sophie's labours of the last 2 years, as well as her signature series pieces, she has produced some lyrical figure sculpture And a fabulous installation of 13 busy rats! Please contact the gallery if you would like to receive a copy of the hard copy catalogue and price list.

All works are available to view online here, and a pdf of the catalogue can be downloaded here.

Open Air Sculpture at Knebworth

9 July - 31 August 2014

Sladmore Contemporary is delighted to have lent works by Mark Coreth, Rupert Merton, Sophie Dickens and Geoffrey Dashwood to this show of open air sculpture in the wonderful gardens of Knebworth house.

The exhibition runs from Wednesday 9th July to Sunday 31st August 2014.

More details can be seen here.

Edouard Martinet

27 November - 31 January 2014

As featured in The Wall Street Journal here.

When Edouard Martinet was 10, one of his teachers introduced his pupils to insects, but in a rather obsessive way. Subliminally, the fascination sunk in to the young French boy. Fast-forward 40 years, and Martinet has become the art world's virtuoso insectophile, transforming bits and pieces of cast-off junk culled from flea markets and car boot sales into exquisitely executed insect, fish and animal forms. What sets Martinet's work apart is the brilliant formal clarity of his sculptures, and their extraordinary elegance of articulation. His degree of virtuosity is unique: he does not solder or weld parts. His sculptures are screwed together. This gives his forms an extra level of visual richness - but not in a way that merely conveys the dry precision of, say, a watchmaker. There is an X-Factor here, a graceful wit, a re-imagining of the obvious in which a beautifully finished object glows not with perfection, but with character, with new life. Martinet takes about a month to make a sculpture and will often work on two or three pieces at the same time. It took him just four weeks to make his first sculpture and 17 years for his most recent completion!

All works are available to view on-line here.

The Medal Show

27 November - 31 January 2014

What is a medal? In an age when all art forms are open to question and subversion and the boundaries between media are blurred, this is not an easy question to answer.

Art medals, like artists' prints, are an invention of the Renaissance. And like prints, they have changed radically over the centuries - in their production, their function, and their meaning. Although the principal message of the medals produced by the artists of Renaissance Italy was invariably and very obviously laudatory, the precise means by which this message was conveyed could often be deliberately obscured, so as to provide the viewer with space for debate and intellectual engagement. By contrast, in the succeeding centuries it was generally the unequivocal aspect of medals that triumphed, and, although often splendid in appearance, medals came to be valued more narrowly as vehicles of persuasion and tokens of prestige.

As the British Museum's 2009 Medals of Dishonour exhibition showed, the strident assertions of conventional medals have in recent times been accompanied by the muted voices of more considered works produced by artists who understand that there is more to be gained from a more nuanced approach. Liberating medals from the spheres of commemoration and glorification, these artists have reclaimed the medium for themselves.

The works included in the Sladmore Gallery's exhibition may be playful or melancholy, challenging or comforting. Their dimensions may be small but the range is immensely broad. The more you look, the more you find. The more you hold, the more difficult it becomes to let go.

Philip Attwood - Keeper of coins and medals British Museum

All works are available to view on-line here.

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