Spotlight: Cadogan Gallery Inaugurates New London Flagship With a Show of Contemporary Abstraction

The exhibition in October will be a wide-ranging group show highlighting the gallery's ethos and aesthetic.

Ramón Enrich, Bassa Blava (2024). Photo: Todd White. Courtesy of Cadogan Gallery.

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What You Need to Know: This week, Cadogan Gallery announced the opening of its new flagship space in the London neighborhood of Belgravia just steps from Hyde Park. A bastion of the London contemporary art scene since its founding in 1980, the announcement comes on the heels of the gallery’s international expansion in Milan last year. The inaugural exhibition, which opens October 4, 2024, and will remain on view through February 8, 2025, will be an expansive group exhibition comprised of both established and emerging artists, illustrating gallery’s artist-forward approach and commitment to contemporary abstraction. Helmed by Managing Director Freddie Burness and Director Katie Burness, along with their father and gallery Founder and Owner Christopher Burness, the new London flagship location is designed in partnership with studio Jake Lai, and feature more than 400 square meters and two distinct exhibition spaces and promises to catalyze further evolution and growth for the long-standing gallery.

Rendering of new flagship location for Cadogan Gallery in Belgravia, London, designed by Jake Lai. A street corner with a building with the windows showing "Cadogan Gallery" signage.

Rendering of Cadogan Gallery’s new flagship location in Belgravia, London. © Jake Lai Studio.

Why We Like It: Cadogan Gallery’s focus and support of artists at various points in their career and, more specifically, the specialization in contemporary abstract art has resulted in a distinctive and refined roster of artists as well as exhibition program. The forthcoming move to a new space in Belgravia and the debut of a multifaceted group show will comprehensively introduce those new to the gallery to its singular ethos, and long-term followers a glimpse into the gallery’s forward trajectory. Featuring a diverse range of mediums, from a broader art historical perspective, the exhibition will offer a look at the state of abstraction today.

Pieces by artists like Laurence Leenaert foreground experimental and multimedia approaches to contemporary abstraction, juxtaposed with work by artists such as Tycjan Knut highlight continuing, indelible threads of exploration into the core tenets of color and form. Ramón Enrich’s work conversely shows the possibilities of abstraction within the realm of representation. Together, the exhibition will make manifest the gallery’s singularity within both the local and international fine art landscape.

Portrait of Cadogan Gallery Managing Director Freddie Burness seated on the left wearing white button down and blue jeans and Associate Director Katie Burness leaning on a window frame on the right in a black suit standing in front of one abstract pale ochre abstract painting installed on a pale blue wall and a monochrome cream painting leaning on it in front.

Managing Director Freddie Burness (left) and Associate Director Katie Burness (right). Photo: Martino di Napoli Rampolla. Courtesy of Cadogan Gallery.

According to the Gallery: “Our new flagship space embodies our commitment to our artists, to provide an innovative platform to showcase their work. The enhanced capabilities of this space allow us to push the boundaries of artistic presentation and engagement. It is paramount for the gallery to evolve in harmony with the artists we represent, reflecting and amplifying their energy and creative output.

Moreover, we are immensely proud of the artists who have flourished with us throughout the years. This new chapter marks a significant milestone in our shared journey, and I am delighted that we are advancing the future of the gallery together, continuing to foster and celebrate the creative excellence that defines us.” —Freddie Burness

See featured works below.

Abstract multimedia work featured in group exhibition at Cadogan Gallery new location.

Laurence Leenaert, Oiseau dans l’oasis (2024). Photo: Todd White Studio. Courtesy of Cadogan Gallery.

Abstract multimedia work featured in group exhibition at Cadogan Gallery new location.

Elise Ansel, Sardanapalus III (2022). Photo: Todd White Studio. Courtesy of Cadogan Gallery.

Tycjan Knut, Untitled 12 (2024). Photo: Pietra Studio. Courtesy of Cadogan Gallery.

Terrell James, Wayfarer (2023). Courtesy of the artist and Cadogan Gallery.

Sam Lock, To and Fro (2024). Photo: Todd White. Courtesy of Cadogan Gallery.

“Cadogan Gallery, a Group Exhibition” will be on view October 3–February 8, 2025.


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