The Curator's Choice: Gemma Peppé
Posted on June 06 2016
Gemma Peppé is the Director of Art on a Postcard - an amazing campaign that raises money for The Hepatitis C Trust, supporting their goal to eliminate hepatitis C as a major public health concern in the UK by 2030.
Art on a Postcard holds an annual Secret Postcard Auction each November and pop-up Postcard Lotteries throughout the year. We were lucky enough to partner with them on the latest lottery which raised over £5,000 for the the charity. Art on A Postcard have collaborated with artists such as Damien Hirst, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Gilbert and George, Cecily Brown, Chantal Joffe, Carol Robertson, David Shrigley, Sam Taylor-Johnson, Marc Quinn, Jeremy Deller, Harland Miller and Michael Craig Martin who have all contributed to the cause over the years.
In between gearing up for the next postcard lottery and auction, which has already signed up luminaries such as Joyce Kozloff, Jochen Gerz, Carl Ostondarp, Maggie Hambling and Polly Abfelbaum, you will find Art on a Postcard at Art Car Boot Fair (June 12 at Ely Yard, Brick Lane) and The Jerwood Gallery in Hastings (July 16), where they will be showing a previously unseen limited edition Feliks Topolski print, produced with the permission of The Topolski Estate.
Here, Gemma chooses her top 10 must haves from the CultureLabel collection...
The Curator's Choice:
1. Jutta Koether – The Double Session
"I really like her frenetic lines and the classical subject. Although it’s busy it is also very simple."
2. Schoony – Master Warhol Limited Edition Deckchair
"This is based on a bizarre little model of Andy Warhol as a child that Schoony made. The sunshine behind him makes it."
3. Eliza Southwood – Chasing On
"I love the movement and the perspective and the winter trees on the horizon."
4. Mick Rooney RA – All At Sea
"Mick Rooney’s distinctive, rich, folky style is a big favourite of mine."
5. Ceal Warnants – Babes
"Ceal’s subversive take on Kate Greenaway appeals to the naughty girl in me."
6. Callum Innes – Blue
"The uncontained blue on top of a crisp, white box is beautiful."
7. Tyler Spangler – Tongue Deckchair
"This is so much fun. For people who have outside spaces but no colour, this is what garden furniture should be."
8. John Deakin – Under the Influence
"Even though we were probably all drunken bores, there’s still something fascinating about the Colony Club and it’s regulars at that time."
9. John Wragg RA – Untitled
"John Wragg doesn’t usually do prints so this is such a rare opportunity to own one of his striking and immediately recognisable images."
10. Toby Paterson – Ives Axonometric Brown
"The 3D quality of the shapes and the depth of the brown is mesmerising."