exploring the relationships between
art & architecture
The Foundry Gallery exhibit new contemporary artwork that explores the relationships that can be found and forged between art and architecture. The Foundry Gallery is the brainchild of Jason Slocombe and Jonathan Goode of Le Lay Architects who set up the gallery as a contemporary art space in the heart of London’s Chelsea and it's distinct relationship with Le Lay Architects who reside downstairs from the gallery. Le Lay Architects supports the gallery by funding a program of exhibitions of selected artists who look at architecture through the eyes of an artist. The gallery forms the foundation of the practices own research into how architectural ideas are conceived and how people engage with buildings and structures.
The gallery since its conception has exhibited a wide range of work informed by contemporary artistic practice,across multi-disciplines that have included, painting, drawing, photography, sculpture and site-specific installation. The curator and gallery director Elizabeth Goode strongly believes that the galleries role is not only to arrange and realise an exhibition but to work closely with artists giving them a supportive framework to explore new and exisiting ideas whilst developing their work. By working in collaboration with the artist the integrity of their core ideas are preserved, the gallery allows the artist to realise their ideas through exploring the possibilities of exhibiting Contemporary Fine Art and Photography, whilst maintaining it is essential to give the viewer the opportunities and space to look, and ask their own questions about Contemporary Fine Art practice.
OUR EXHIBITION PROGRAM
Our exhibition program also consists if shows by more established artists, galleries and curators who rent the gallery space. This enables us to continue working with artists and supporting the production of new art exploring the relationships that can be found and forged between art and architecture. Please go to the gallery hire tab at the top of the page or contact us directly for further information on availability and cost
Above all we support the making of new art
ABOUT ELIZABETH GOODE, GALLERY DIRECTOR
Elizabeth comes from a practical fine art background with a degree in Fine Art from KIAD Canterbury (now UCA Canterbury) and an MA in Printmaking from the University of the Arts, London. She has a PGCE in Compulsory Education from the Institute of Education, London and has worked within both FE and HE Art education in the UK. She also works with other galleries and curators providing them a "boutique style" gallery space in the heart of Chelsea, London with which to rent. Elizabeth is is a member of the Association of Women Art Dealers and The Museums Association.