Helen Brough “Urban Movements”

Project Room: Kat Gore
Opening Thursday, May 8 th from 6 to 8.
Exhibition continues: May 8 - June 4 th  

Helen Brough to Exhibit New Series of Oil Paintings from the New York Inspired Series  

Helen Brough’s statement:

This amazing metropolis with its multi-faceted diversity, speed of thought and action has held my attention since arriving in New York in 2002. This has lead to a gathering of directions in terms of thoughts and materials, therefore my practice is multi - dimensional and there are several mediums that I am simultaneously exploring;

Large scale sculpture installations, predominately using Plexiglas and glass, take inspiration from either the configuration of their architectural surroundings or from the extreme forces of nature. The series "Urban Movements" which are oil on aluminum paintings inspired by the visual beauty and the speed of living in New York City; additionally "Cataclysmic Hypotheses" depicting the deterioration of iconographic architecture relating to global warming through various drawings and painted and fired glass sculptures.

Common threads run between each series; a sense of movement, passion for color and attention to detail, as an artist it is ultimately liberating to be able to move freely between many diverse materials and content.


“Urban Movement” is the second solo show, in NYC, for British Artist, Helen Brough.  This exhibition is a return to painting for an artist who is known for her large scale sculptural pieces, such as the permanent piece at 70 Washington Street in DUMBO, Brooklyn .

The paintings will range in size from 12” x 12” to 48 “ x 48 “ and are inspired by the sense of speed and movement from living and working in New York City.

REVIEWS OF “Emulated Flora” at 70 WASHINGTON, DUMBO:

“This was risky – it’s playful, contemporary and a little wild. We thought it was fabulous...”   The Financial Times

"Emulated Flora" at 70 Washington street in DUMBO, Brooklyn is a rare, happy link between the artists who helped put the neighborhood on the map and the affluent residents basking in  its upward transformation..."  The New York Sun.


Helen Brough (www.helenbrough.com)

Helen Brough is a British artist, trained at Chelsea School of Art in London. Her awards include the; Prix de Rome, a Soros Foundation exhibition grant and a Pollock/Krasner Foundation award. Residencies include Triangle Arts Association and  the 2004 Triangle  workshop.

Exhibitions include solo shows at Kristen Frederickson New York and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts. Group shows include “Projects 04” at the Carriage House / Islip Art Museum , Islip , NY and "Pave paradise" Allen Gallery Chelsea. 

In 2006 her permanent sculpture commission “Emulated Flora” opened at 70 Washington Street , DUMBO / Brooklyn , NY .     

In 2007 Helen started working with Allen gallery and was represented by the gallery at SCOPE Miami 2007 as their featured artist.  

Director Michel Allen, of Allen Gallery , completed a Masters in Visual Art and Business Administration from NYU. Previous to starting Allen Gallery , Michel worked at artnet.com, art and Auction and Sotheby's in trust and estates.


Opening with Cocktail Reception
Thursday May 8 th, 2008
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Exhibition continues until Thursday, May 21st


Allen Gallery
547 West 27th Street , 5th floor ( Between 10th and11th Avenue)
Please call Michel Allen for more details.
New York , NY 10001
917 202 3206