Save the date: 🕓 Tea-o’clock Zoom 🍵 event coinciding with London Art Fair taking place on Thursday, 21st January, at 4:30pm GMT / 11:30am EST / 8:30am PST, in conversation with Cynthia Corbett, Founder and Director of The Cynthia Corbett Gallery
For the 2021 London Art Fair: Edit in partnership with Artsy, The Cynthia Corbett Gallery has curated a unique solo project, entitled London Art Fair: In Art We Trust! dedicated to the British Pop art icon Deborah Azzopardi.
This January the gallery will be showcasing iconic limited edition prints, original artworks not yet presented at the fair as well as several new paintings.
With the health of the whole nation under threat, all we need is a little #Balance. Thank you, w1curates.
Strength, power and protection – is what she is purposely symbolising by placing her hands gently together. Her eyes are closed, displaying her thick fringed eyelashes and letting others know that she is emitting a unique harmony internally and externally. She is surrounded by an unmistakable gradient of Klein Blue which is radiating a sense of boundlessness and tranquillity. This aura is carefully contrasted by her bouncy, vibrant and energetic blond hair. Combined together, these are the perfect elements to trigger a visually stimulating and exciting experience. All these poignant aspects portray the perfect ‘Balance’ which encourages a moment of stillness and reflection in whoever may be viewing. Text: Luisa Manillo
Inspired by Conservation International’s film ‘Mother Nature’, Deborah explains… “A strongly placed female hand lays open whilst delicate but perfect Red Rose petals fall gently into it representing love. The same hand is simultaneously birthing a large blue tsunami of water giving life, and feeding essential nutrients into the planet that we are lucky enough to call home. The mountains are juxtaposed with two white Calla Lily’s representing peace – beautiful, fragile, and exquisite flowers standing tall, cushioned by their vivid emerald green leaves. All are a sentiment to the purity of life and the beauty that is vigorous with undeniable fragility which ‘Mother Nature’ holds in the palm of her hand. She is the force that makes the wind sing, she is the essence that makes your senses ignite. She is dusk, she is dawn, she is everything you know. She is ‘Mother Nature’.”
Conservation International’s mission is to protect the nature we can’t live without. In 30 countries around the world, they use science, policy and partnerships to solve the most pressing challenges facing our forests, rivers, oceans and other at-risk ecosystems — our greatest allies in confronting and curbing climate change. www.conservation.org
Cynthia Corbett Gallery is an international contemporary art gallery established in 2004 represents contemporary artists and is a regular exhibitor at major international contemporary art fairs. The Gallery has an annual exhibition programme in London, New York, Miami and California. We work with a number of established American, British and European artists whose works have been published and acquired by international museums and institutions including: The Related Group (Jorge Perez), Miami, Florida; 21c Museum, Louisville, Kentucky; the V&A Museum and the UK Crafts Council, London, UK.
To comply with government guidelines, guests attending the event must always wear a face covering – unless exempt – and maintain social distancing. Please do not attend if you, or anyone you have been in close contact with have had any symptoms of coronavirus.
“In 2002 I fell in love with Deborah Azzopardi’s work and Chi bought me a piece for Valentine’s Day. I call this piece Hot Lips! Fast forward to 2020 Deborah has released this beautiful book which I got for my birthday. To top it off she signed it for me!” Emma Cooke
“Locked and Secure! This art work – the name says it all – has been with me for over 25 years. Bought in London 1994 it first rested on a wall of my Chelsea flat for a few years. It followed me back to my hometown Zurich, Switzerland. Guests always notice it at first glance. ‘Is this a Lichtenstein?‘ No, it‘s an Azzopardi!‘ ‘Wow!‘ I just feel it has become a very part of my homes and life wherever I stayed and whatever wall it hung on. Locked and Secure, indeed! Deborah, thank you so much.” Roger Oberholzer
“This eye has been watching me for over 26 years! 🤭 He (and another of your works) caught MY eye back in the mid 90’s when I was half my age! His visage has invoked several reactions over the years! He was in my first ever flat…. in NW3. I remember a girlfriend covering him with a towel as she felt he was “watching” her 😆 He then moved to my office in NW6 where he reminded me to keep an eye on the detail!! It was good advice! He has always given me (and lately my Nephew) a great and positive energy! That is determination in his eye, not anger… and we can all learn from that! Especially in these days! Cheers for years of pleasure Deborah! And many years to come for my Nephew and his own.” Russel G.
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I love how art makes people feel and what it means to them. It is a huge journey!
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11 September UPDATE
Smith and Partner have been working exceptionally hard behind the scenes to ensure all safety measures are set in place ahead of our launch on the 15th to keep both you and our staff free from any risk. Although the capacity is only for a ‘soft launch’, the Gallery welcomes any who may not be able to come on the 15th to visit from the 16th. Gallery opening times are: Monday – Friday 10:00-19:00. Saturday 10:00-17:00.