Rainbow Merchant


Curated by Patrick Michalopoulos

Private view: Wednesday 18th March 2015, 6 – 8.30 p.m

Exhibition dates: 18/03/15 – 04/04/2015

Schwartz Gallery

92 White Post Lane, Ground floor, Building 2

London, E9 5GU


Selected via an open call submissions process RAINBOW MERCHANT presents artists whose work considers ideas of self-organisation, utopias and the real versus the imagined; contemporary art as a space for optimised thinking and envisioning. In a conceptual transaction the real and the imagined are tested through ideas of the body, language and models for living. Fictional creatures perform political interventions; inhabiting old and new worlds they are projected and inscribed onto visions of the contemporary. RAINBOW MERCHANT encompasses the self as we know it as well as the phantom of our future selves in a world of decipherment, reflection and possibility.

Curated by: Patrick Michalopoulos


Image below: Ismail Erbil: ‘Steel Aliens’ (installation detail) mixed media, dimensions variable

Ismail Erbil (f) 2015