PUBLIC is a contemporary art gallery in East London with a diverse international programme focused on emerging artists.
The gallery was founded in 2018 and in 2020 launched a new 2,000 sq. ft space in Whitechapel which spans three distinct floors offering a unique curatorial flexibility to expand and develop the ambitions of the programme.
91 Middlesex Street
Guendalina Cerruti: Wasted Dreams02 June - 03 July 2021PUBLIC Gallery is pleased to present Wasted Dreams, the debut UK solo exhibition of Italian, London based artist Guendalina Cerruti. Through an expansive installation that combines assemblage-based sculpture, LED art, mixed media wall and floor-based works, Cerruti explores the relationship between life, dreams and contemporaneity. Influenced by domestic spaces, home decor, architecture and the urban landscape, Cerruti’s artmaking acts as a cathartic pursuit to process the world around her––both the interior world of emotion, thoughts, memories and the exterior world of popular culture and society. In this exhibition, Cerruti transforms the gallery space into a domestic interior blending London’s urban landscape with childhood bedrooms to ruminate on the notion of youthful aspirations––hopes that we had for our lives, but which have been forbidden, changed or faded away over time.
Christian Quin Newell: Earth altar02 June - 03 July 2021PUBLIC Gallery is pleased to present Earth altar, the debut solo exhibition of Christian Quin Newell. Bringing together a new series of miniatures, drawings and paintings, the exhibition expands on Newell’s distinct iconography of archetypal images, transhistorical characters and multilayered plots within a sequence of dreamscapes. Newell’s visual language draws on his own lived experience, as well as a myriad of references from art history, mysticism, alchemy and psychology, resulting in a personal mythology populated by an amalgamation of symbols and avatars. Anchored around a semi-autobiographical protagonist, the works in this exhibition contribute to Newell’s exploration into the multivalent facets of the ‘self’, revealing a cyclical journey into past, present and future lives.