After four months of lockdown, boutique hotel The Hari is delighted to reopen its doors on Saturday 1 August 2020 with a contemporary exhibition celebrating the graduating class of 2020, offering a platform to those who sacrificed their essential degree shows due to the lockdown this summer.
Elected by their peers and colleges, The Hari is delighted to be working with emergent artists from a range of London art schools, supporting their talent and hard work. The exhibition will take over The Hari’s most sought-after public spaces until February 2021 in conjunction with A Space For Art, who have curated The Hari’s areas since the opening in 2016.
Covering a range of mediums, most notable artists include Olivia Sterling, whose cartoonish paintings will showcase in White Cube’s online exhibition this year; Katrina Lalic, who focuses on the augmentation of materiality from screen to surface, transferring digital drawings into oil paintings; and Sizuo Chen, whose paintings depict surreal, feminine figures placed in abstract construction.
Andrew Coney, General Manager at The Hari comments: “We absolutely felt for these emerging talents, the lockdown prevented them from showcasing their fantastic pieces in potential career-launching degree shows and we are thrilled to be able to offer them a location to do so. Art runs throughout the DNA of The Hari, it was a natural fit and one I hope to continue for years to come.”