Approaching the end of 2013, there is hardly a better way to celebrate it, than to give you an eloquent and visually captivating narrative of the personalities, sentiments, mechanisms and styles behind the Hang-Up family.
All the images below tell a different story and give insights to some of the most compelling, perplexing, exciting and happy moments for us in 2013.
We thank you wholeheartedly for your continuous support, love and interest and we invite you to join us in this visual farewell of '13.
Photo Op, kennardphillipps. Image via the artist.
Our year's review starts with celebrations - after 12 months of excitement, hard work, challenges and glory, it is time for Hang-Up to raise glasses and enjoy.
Now that we gave you the ending, let us show you the beginning of this most prolific and full of surpises year where we continuously pushed the boundaries, challenged and provoked perceptions by exhibiting new and well-established names such as Magnus Gjoen, Rosie Emerson, Anjia Niemi, Nancy Fouts, kennardphillipps, Joe Webb, Mark Powell, Sir Peter Blake, Stanley Donwood, Lauren Baker.
Artist Magnus Gjoen with Hang-Up Director Ben Cotton.
Artist Magnus Gjoen at his 'Between Heaven and Hell' solo show at Hang-Up Gallery, followed by the dark but gentle and fragily beauty in Rosie Emerson, Nancy Fouts and Anjia Niemi's works for their group exhibition 'Altered Forms'.
Spring brought empowerment, sense of support and feel of truthfulness in the face of artistic duo kennardphillipps' 'Blue Murder' show and a surreal, almost dreamlike reality, captured masterfully in the quirky hand-cut collages of Joe Webb in his 'Pulp Friction'.
The artists - Phillip Kennard and Cat Phillipps.
The reality, explored and revealed in Joe Webb's beautifully cut collages.
The artist with Hang-Up Director Ben Cotton at the opening of Webb's show 'Pulp Friction'.
Carefully drawing the balance between past and present, London- based artist Mark Powell left his powerful mark in Hang-Up's history with his solo show 'Drawing on History'. Vintage envelopes, fragile paper, postage stamps, biro and ink gave the summer days a brighter colour...
Ephemera, witty criticism and piercing nostalgia - they are all favourite 'weapons' of choice of Pop Art's true storyteller - Sir Peter Blake. His collection of images at Hang-Up, named simply 'Pop', are all inverted to comment on and capture the spirit of a long-gone era.
The Hang-Up staff at 'Pop' show opening...
This year saw Hang-Up participate in London's premiere event for contemporary art with roots embedded in urban culture - Moniker Art Fair 2013. Here is a little overview of our stand featuring new works by Magnus Gjoen, Lauren Baker, Joe Webb and Mark Powell.
Magnus Gjoen with Gallery Manager Carla Nizzola and gallery assistant Mor Shmueli.
Artist Joe Webb during Moniker fair.
We finish our year's review in pictures with selected shots of the last two shows for the year - Stanley Donwood's whimsical 'Apocalypse Boutique' and Lauren Baker's multi media eclectic 'You Blow My Mind'.
The artist Stanley Donwood at the opening...
The Storm installation...
Hang-Up Ben Cotton with the artist Lauren Baker
Here is a nice little time-lapse video, revealing the making of 'You Blow My Mind', directed by Josh Chow .
We would like to express some special thanks to our generous supporters Bulldog Gin for providing sparly G&Ts throughout the whole year, Committee of Taste for the props, and our photographer Chuck Noble, bar staff Aida, Hannah and host Ian.
All images are courtesy of Chuck Noble.
Merry Christmas to you all from the Hang-Up Team!
We look forward to the New Year ahead with plenty of bigger, brighter and more exciting adventures!