When this gallery was first opened in 2011 by Eleni Duke, it was originally only supposed to be a pop-up venture, but her unique concept approach has meant that the gallery has become a permanent ‘anti-gallery’ – now it is set to relaunch bigger in size and ambition.
Relaunching on the 2nd March, the gallery is the only space in London which specialises in affordable contemporary and urban works.
Eleni Duke became the youngest gallerist in London after opening the gallery in 2011 and has gone onto grow her business to great acclaim, winning second place in Smarta 100 Micro Business Awards 2013.
The Curious Duke Gallery now represents around 100 emerging and mid-career artists from a variety of genres and who use a wide-range of methods to create their work such as laser-cut vintage saws depicting childhood scenes, to Bic Biro drawings on antique documents and bright mixedmedia paintings of Native American inspired women.
Talking about the gallery Eleni Duke said: “We are so excited to be launching our new space and sister company Curious Duke Framing. Our new gallery space includes ‘The Den’ showcasing our artists all year round whilst solo shows go on in the main gallery. We have an incredible calendar of events coming up in 2017 including solo shows from Louise McNaught and Roy’s People.”
The gallery will reopen with Steven Quinn’s Once upon a Tomorrow. As a collage focused artist and street photographer, Quinn combines cut-outs from old magazines and historic imagery to create often apocalyptic, sometimes humorous narratives.
The Curious Duke Gallery will reopen with Once Upon Tomorrow on the 2nd March. For more information about the gallery and its upcoming shows visit: http://curiousdukegallery.com/.