The trustees of the Regents Art Foundation
express their hearty thanks to Administration of the Regent’s Park
for support and assistance at opening The Gate of Multiplicity exhibition
We are very grateful to everybody who found a possibility to share time with us at the opening of The Gate of Multiplicity open air sculpture exhibition in the Regent’s Park on 27th of June, 2007.
The event drew attention of aficionados of contemporary art, art experts, well–known collectors, patrons of art, business–elite representatives, and celebrities and dignitaries. Among the honourable guests were Prince Jesar Guirey, David Caselton, Nick Biddle, Mark Evans and many others.
The extraordinary idea of the project Gate of Multiplicity belongs to organizers and curators of the Regent’s Art Foundation (RAF), who ventured to combine seemingly incongruous things: harmony of park pastoral and spatial expansion of contemporary sculpture. The effect is striking. Huge art objects naturally blend with the landscape.
Baronesse Tessa Balckstone, a former minister of art and culture, and Bill McAllister, a trustee of Museum of Modern Art (Great Britain) and a former director of the Institute for Contemporary Art, kindly agreed to make a welcoming speech at the opening ceremony of Gate of Multiplicity exhibition.
At the unveiling of the sculptures the visitors could witness a unique space transformation of the Inner Circle of the Regent’s Park. The plastic interaction of volumes, voids and reflections suddenly filled with spiritual life, the whole place became inhabited, sympathetic and opened for a dialogue with a human being.
Five artworks of two different in artistic manner British sculptors – Unus Safardiar and Sean Henry – will stay in the Regent’s Park up to the end of November, creating new atmosphere in this part of old England.
The Secret Garden in the Inner Circle of the Regent’s Park, always being a place for walks, leisure, sport activities and meditations, has become a centre, where one can join to creative energy and inspiration at the contact with contemporary art. The administrators of the park say they are amazed with the public interest towards the project. The place, where the sculptures of Safardiar and Henry have been installed, is the most popular site at the park now.
As an exhibition space for sculptures made of steel, bronze and acrylic, the Regent’s Park has broken fresh ground in the annals of its 500 year old history, and the artists from all round the world and the park visitors have found a unique open air gallery in London.