Friday, 8 May 2009

Press Release

Breaking New

15/05/09 - 14/06/09

Private view 6-9pm 14/05/09

First Thursday 6-9pm 04/06/09

Charlotte Bracegirdle / Aliki Braine / Tessa Farmer / Becky Hunt / Mindy Lee / Clare Mitten / Michael Pybus / Nathaniel Rackowe / Rachel Shannon / Jonathan Trayte / Stephen Warrington

Five Hundred Dollars is a new temporary exhibition space recently opened with the generous support of the Jerwood Charitable Foundation. Breaking New is the second exhibition at the gallery and showcases new work by eleven artists including:

A large-scale architectural light sculpture

Altered reproductions of old master paintings

A monochrome installation of bunting, painting and plinths

A bronze cast sculpture smothered in gloss paint

A small sculptural installation of taxidermy animals

Large-scale paintings of creatures and totems

A photographic series from hole-punched negatives

A sound and drawing installation

Portrait paintings on psychedelic marbled surfaces

Grotesque, beautiful collage and painting

An evolving drawing and sculptural installation

It is a transitory review of artists whose works are brought together without an overarching thematic or conceptual delineation. Patterns of interest emerge throughout with associations of; intricacy, intentions, parallel investigations, colour and media. Inclusively there is a sense of wonderment be it visible in the of production processes, or in the presentation of unexpected correlations or conclusions.

Exhibition curated by Sarah Williams and Rose Heelas

For further information or images please contacts:

BREAKING NEW runs from 15th May to 14th June 2009 at Five Hundred Dollars, 12 Vyner Street, London, E2 9DG (nearest tube: Bethnal Green). Opening times: Friday to Sunday, 12–6pm, First Thursdays & by appointment. Contact:

Notes to Editors:

For images or further information about the exhibition please contact Sarah Williams and Rose Heelas:

Five Hundred Dollars is a temporary, artist-run space opening in April 2009. Over six months it will present a series of group and one-person shows, accompanied by a diverse programme of events. Offering an experimental exhibition environment, Five Hundred Dollars aims to encourage mid-career and emerging artists to develop their work in new and unexpected ways.

Roanne Dods, Director of The Jerwood Charitable Foundation writes: “I adore each of these artists and we have had a lovely partnership with most of them in various ways over several years. So it is extremely exciting to see them opening up a new art-space in Bethnal Green in that vibrant East End of London where exciting new art is being created by a younger generation of artists who are almost household names.”

For information about the Jerwood Charitable Foundation please visit

For details on Five Hundred Dollars gallery space please
or call Lina Brocchieri on 07794 695 789

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