“An intrepid group of emerging Contemporary British Artists from London’s Debut Contemporary exhibit in LA at The Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (OCCCA) – known to present cutting-edge artwork since 1980.The roster of artists reads like a who’s who of the young, UK art scene with involvement from Rosie Emerson,Tahnee Lonsdale and Agnetha Sjogren, amongst others. The incredibly talented artists have a wide number of achievements amongst them including Nicola Anthony who has received exhibition sponsorship from Tate Britain, had pieces shown at Tate Modern; Tinsel Edwards who has both Saatchi and Banksyas collectors of her work; and Rosie Emerson who recently exhibited at The Southbank Centre as part of The Women of The World Festival, Somerset House, as well as being featured in Vogue.Selected by OCCCA Executive Directors and Curators, the flavour is undeniably British. It centres around the culture and vibrancy of the London and LA scenes, with works such as ‘Benji’ by Victoria Heald which references a pose taken from Antonioni’s iconic 1966 film ‘Blow-Up’ – the epitome of 1960s ‘Swinging London’.”
Debut Artists Tahnee Lonsdale, Darren Macpherson, Henry Wood and Victoria Heald headed to California at the start of the year to represent the Debut collective at the opening of the London Calling show, proving it to be a huge success:
“London Calling” is a great compact survey of what’s going on in contemporary art in London at the moment” ~ William Moreno (William Moreno Contemporaries)
“ I came here to OCCCA see the work of my friend Carlos Burgos and was delighted with the entire “London Calling” exhibition.” ~ Kyriakos
I enjoy OCCCA and attend many artist receptions here – The “London Calling” exhibition is awesome – I especially loved the text Portraits created by text artist Nicola Anthony and also the interactive installation created by text artist Sylvia Morgado.”
~ Joni (Santa Ana based Artist / Dancer from The Santori Building) www.jonirenee.com
“Nice to see a new International flavor represented in Orange County”
~ Tm Gratkowski (Artist / Curator / Flagstop, Director)
“I came here from Los Angeles with Artist Johnny Naked. (I was fully clothed.) I have fully enjoyed this dynamic exhibition” ~ Michael Giancristiano (Artist/ Sculptor)
“London Calling is a eclectic array of art fusion from traditional to contemporary. We will recommend this exhibition as a must see to friends and colleagues.”
~ Stacy Kumagai (the southlands media monster) http://www.braingasm.com
“It is very refreshing to view contemporary art from England ! My favorite works were
photo’s created by Artist Kimi Wilde. I so enjoyed her wit as she pokes fun at pop culture.”
~ Priscilla Lucia (Fullerton Community College Student)
“Great exhibition from the UK, my favorites were Nicola Anthony’s text piece “David Copperfield” and Carlos Burgos sculptural pieces.”
~Michael Chomick (Artist / Sculptor) http://www.michaelchomick.com
“London Calling” is a refreshing POV expressing contemporary British youth culture.
The exhibition is filled with a compelling array of artwork embracing themes from pop to political, retro to hipster and figurative to abstract.”
~ Sasha Darling www.belljarsf.com
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In the spirit of christmas, Debut held a Christmas special pop up shop! Our artists each made an A5 size piece of artwork which was then generously framed by One Stop Frames and selling for £99 each! Bargain for these extraordinary emerging artists! We mounted each piece of work onto a painted wooden slant showing as an ‘art advent calendar’ with special gifts behind selected artworks.
Gifts were donated by Notting Hill’s local shops including Sweaty Betty, Carluccio’s, Aveda Salon & Spa, Bo Concept, Narciss, Planet Organic, Starbucks and Susan Yu Yoga at Debut. All proceeds go towards funding our artists exhibition ‘London Calling’ at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art in Orange County, California.
Missed it? Come to Debut’s Pop Up at St.Pauls from Monday 12th December to 19th December with special late night shopping on thursday for after work drinks and nibbles! More original artworks for £99 and free gifts with every purchase! http://www.debutcontemporary.com/blog/2011/12/12/debut-pop-up-at-stpauls.html