In the age of the selfie and the height of social media, it’s only fitting that artists start an intuitive reflection on the self. Antony Micallef does just that with his exhibit “Self” at the Lazarides Rathbone Gallery this month from the 13th February until the 19th of March, unveiling “a series of energetic self-portraits, presenting unique commentary on the selfie.”
Both alarming, reflective and cynical, Micallef explores the individual and social psychology behind the selfie and its virtually requisite status in the online world.
Situated in Rathbone Place, Lazarides Gallery has brought engaging and challenging new content to the London public for nearly a decade, showcasing artists who step beyond the edge of the traditional contemporary art scene. Both conceptual and stylistic innovation are prominent components of Lazarides’ subject matter, perfect for art connoisseurs but set in an intimate venue which welcomes art newcomers as well.
It challenges and reveres pop culture and has taken part in international tours on the road as well in New York and Los Angeles, with exhibits covering major icons like Banksy and Massive Attack. No doubt, Micallef’s striking and contemplative exhibit will hold a great resonance – as well as provide some objective distancing – for modern viewers immersed in the online world.
Challenge your sense of self with Micallef’s “Self”. Entrance is free and the gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday from 11am to 7pm. Closest tube station Tottenham Court Road, Goodge Street, and Oxford Street.
Lazarides Rathbone Gallery
11 Rathbone Place,
London W1T 1HR
+44 (0) 207 636 5443
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