This July, The Piper Gallery opens in the centre of Fitzrovia, which, we are told, will stand apart from its contemporaries.
It a direct contrast to so many galleries around London that cherish and support new and up and coming talent The Piper Gallery will only show artist work whose career’s span over 40 years.
In a society that is focussed on new contemporary art, the gallery really is taking a different route. Though rather than necessarily jumping on hugely well known artists that have been around for a long time it wishes to champion artists that don’t always get the recognition they deserve.
Even more surprising is that the gallery is founded by a 27 year old. Gallery founder and director is Megan Piper is keen to develop a unique platform for these long-standing, established artists.
The Piper Gallery’s first exhibition, Then and Now, will consist of works by British artists Edward Allington and Vaughan Grylls. Then and Now will present renowned pieces from the artists’ early career as well as new works specifically commissioned for The Piper Gallery. As Megan Piper states ‘The concept of Then and Now relates directly to the concept of The Piper Gallery itself – looking back, whilst also looking forward’.
The opening of the gallery has been made possible through Megan Piper’s partnership with Andrew Morris, who launched the Business Design Centre in Islington, one of the most stylish and successful boutique venues in the UK and home to the London Art Fair.