Eye of the Beholder: ArtCan Artists Challenging and Redefining Beauty

International non-profit arts organisation ArtCan is launching a new group exhibition, ‘Eye of the Beholder’, at 508 Gallery on the King’s Road in London.

The phrase ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder’ is attributed to Irish novelist Margaret Hungerford – to describe the fact that beauty is subjective, that what appears beautiful to one person may not be beautiful to another.

Running from 28th March – 4th April, the show will celebrate how ArtCan member artists capture beauty – whether that be physical beauty, natural beauty, something in between or something else entirely. The gallery will be open Monday to Saturday between 10am – 6pm.

The exhibition private view will take place on Tuesday 29th March from 6.30pm – 9pm, with registration via Eventbrite: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/eye-of-the-beholder-private-view-tickets-272261951827 

Curator Catherine Sweet says: “This collection brings together an inclusive spectrum of works, creating a conversation about how societal ideals of beauty are defined, challenged and redefined. The range of responses to the theme from ArtCan artist members is wonderfully diverse and has produced a small but perfectly formed show.”

Participating artists:

Andrea C Morley, Anil Mistry, Ben Snowden, Beverley Isaacs, Brian Harris, Cat Coulter, Catherine Sweet, Corn Shuk Mei Ho, Despina Symeou, Emmanuelle Orr, Ernesto Romano, Francesca Ciaudano, Heloise O’Keeffe, James Earley, Jess de Zilva, Jill Desborough, Judith Burrows, Kira Phoenix K’Inan, Kristin Rawcliffe, Laura Gompertz, Laura Parker, Laurence de Valmy, Linda Burrows, Linda Chapman, Lisa Pettibone, Mieke Douglas, Mirella Bandini, Molly Lambourn, Nirali Patel, Patricia Bidi, Patricia Dubois, Peter Mammes, Rebecca Tucker, Rosha Nutt, Sal Jones, Simon McCheung, Susannah Weiland, Taya De La Cruz, Zelga Miller

About ArtCan

ArtCan is an artist-led, non-profit arts organisation with members across Britain and internationally. ArtCan’s work is supported by the efforts of artist-member volunteers, contributions from Founder Friends and Friends of ArtCan and with the valued guidance of the Board of Trustees.

ArtCan has expertise in producing collaborative art exhibitions in London, across Britain and internationally. The exhibitions complement the work of established galleries by enabling talent to gain experience and skills. ArtCan work with galleries, but also seeks new spaces where art becomes a part of everyday life and with the aim of involving audiences in an organic and personal way.

ArtCan’s artist-centred ethos means that the model does not involve charging membership fees or commissions on sales, to help artists focus on developing a sustainable practice.

For more information about ArtCan head to www.ArtCan.org.uk 



For further information please contact:
Kate Enters, Founder and Director – info@artcan.org.uk

Contact/ Website & social media:
info@artcan.org.uk / www.artcan.org.uk / @ArtCanOrg

About the Curator

Catherine Sweet is a mixed media artist, curator and the Founder of BobCat Gallery, an online gallery showcasing original and affordable small scale artwork. Catherine is an ArtCan artist member and is part of the Advisory Committee, as well as the Executive Committee for Arts Richmond.

About the Gallery

The 508 Gallery was established in 2012 and is recognised as a leading Contemporary Art Gallery in Chelsea. 508 specialises in emerging art and photography, ranging from abstract through to figurative, bringing new artists into the gallery to showcase their works.

508 King’s Rd, London SW10 0LD