Gallery OCA is delighted to announce ANTHONY DALEY Corporeality, an exhibition of recent paintings by the critically acclaimed British artist, Anthony Daley. ANTHONY DALEY Corporeality also marks the inaugural physical exhibition by Gallery OCA, a gallery established by Sherece Rainford to support, promote and showcase the work of artists of Caribbean heritage.
The exhibition will run from Tuesday 7 – Sunday 12 December 2021 at Cromwell Place in the heart of London in South Kensington. It marks the start of a year of programming from this emerging new gallery.
Anthony Daley (b.1960 – British artist originally from Jamaica) creates luminous colour saturated paintings with brooding colours and tender lighting. Dedicated to telling the story of Caribbean artists, founder Sherece Rainford has set her sights on drawing people into a new way of discovering and learning about art of the islands. “The Caribbean is being recognised as a site of shared histories and a space that has contributed vastly to the cultures of the world. The fact that The Tate has a dedicated exhibition celebrating Caribbean art is reflective of a new acknowledgement by the art world of these great artists. ” Said Gallery OCA founder and Gallerist Sherece Rainford
“While the UK continues to develop initiatives to present its complex relationship with the Caribbean, there has yet to be an initiative that seeks to financially support individuals of Caribbean descent working within the cultural sector. Gallery OCA will provide a centre for transnational art sales within this area. It is vital that a stable base and network is developed to promote and support these artists who are currently unrepresented.”
Gallery OCA will contribute to rectifying injustices for Black artists that exist within the cultural sector, focusing on those of Caribbean descent. These issues relate not only to visibility within exhibition spaces, but also within the art market, where Caribbean artists are not receiving adequate support or representation.
The art market attracts high spending tourists to the UK: according to the British Art Market Foundation, cultural tourism as a whole generates expenditure of £11.6 billion which supports 270,000 jobs. Gallery OCA will contribute to the democratisation of these opportunities, which will ultimately benefit all members of society: contributing to enhanced social mobility and acting as an inspiration to other future initiatives.
It also seeks to be a safe space for individuals to learn more about investing in art, creating a practice often found outside of the Black communities as a way of building generational wealth.
- Gallery OCA Founder and Gallerist Sherece Rainford is available for an interview. Please contact Juanita Rosenior at TGRG on 0203 375 6024 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tuesday – by special appointmentWednesday – Saturday: 10am – 6pmSunday: 10am – 4pm Free access to book a visit: www.cromwellplace.com
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- The exhibition will be available online from 13 December 2021 – 31 January 2022
- Gallery OCA is an online gallery and movement established in 2019 by British-Jamaican, Sherece Rainford. Rainford brings to Gallery OCA more than 15 years-experience as a successful Business Consultant, as well as programme lead and lecturer at University College London for ‘Bright Ideas’- UCA’s Innovation & Entrepreneurship Programme.
- Gallery OCA is the 1st gallery platform in the UK exclusively dedicated to the mission of supporting, promoting and showcasing the work of artists of Caribbean heritage. Through this specialist and focussed approach, Gallery OCA will throw a spotlight on the rich cultural heritage of Caribbean art through its more established artists and act as a support and launch-pad for emerging talent.
- The exhibition at Cromwell Place is intended as a launch-pad for an ambitious 12-month programme of exhibitions by Gallery OCA for 2022. You can visit the official Gallery OCA website at https://www.galleryoca.com/ You can also find them on Artsy (https://www.artsy.net/partner/gallery-oca), Instagram @gallery_OCA and @GalleryOCA on Twitter and Facebook.
- Anthony Daley Born 1960 Jamaica. Emigrated to England 1971. Chelsea School of art (MA.1983).
- Since graduating from Chelsea in 1983, Daley has been the subject of more than 25 solo exhibitions internationally, including exhibitions in Switzerland, Ireland and the USA.
- Daley has had a long working association with Flowers Gallery internationally and his work has been included in multiple group and survey exhibitions, including Eddie Chambers, The Dub Factor (1992) and Transforming The Crown (Museum of Harlem 1999).