THE FUTURE CAN WAIT presents: Polemically Small

Curated by Zavier Ellis, Edward Lucie-Smith, Max Presneill & Simon Rumley


Watercolour, monoprint & acrylic
on Saunders Waterford cold pressed paper
Paper size: 29.7 x 42 cm (A3)
Image size: 0.8 x 0.8 cm



Friday November 18th – Saturday December 17th 2011
Wednesday–Saturday 11am–6pm
or by appointment
Charlie Smith
336 Old St, 2nd Floor, London, EC1V 9DR
+44 (0)20 7739 4055

Touring from Torrance Art Museum in California, this exhibition is based on the idea that small, today, is often much better than big. Featuring over 80 British or British based artists who all work on paper and none bigger than A3 in size, it invites viewers to engage with art intimately.
The exhibition in Torrance was almost certainly the largest display, in terms both of the number of artists, and also in terms of stylistic variety, of new British and British-based art ever seen in California and the curators have enjoyed the challenge to bring the exhibition to London.

Artists exhibited include

Gordon Cheung, Billy Childish, Oliver Clegg, David Hancock, James Howard, Sam Jackson, Jasper Joffe, Annie Kevans, Cathy Lomax, Alastair Mackie, Rui Matsunaga, Hugh Mendes, Gavin Nolan, Tom Ormond, Harry Pye, John Stark, Stuart Semple, James Unsworth and Hannah Wooll