17 September — 23 December 2009
From its outset, the philosophy of SHOWstudio.com has been to demystify the creative process, rather than offering the final product as acme of creative production, SHOWstudio.com seeks instead to explore the process of getting there.
12 March — 03 April 2010
Examining the modern sculptural presence of this time-honored trend, the SHOWstudio Shop brought together a variety of theatrical headgear by five contemporary milliners.
08 May — 19 June 2010
In tandem with the physical exhibition, SHOWstudio.com broadcast performances by Judy Blame, Edward Griffiths and Gareth Pugh from the LiveStudio in Bruton place.
26 June — 14 August 2010
The use of abject imagery in art and fashion can be traced throughout history. The Dadaists were of course enthralled with transgression and taboo but since well before the Renaissance, painters expressed a fascination with blood.
In Wolves Clothing: Re-Imagining the Doll
09 September — 30 October 2010
Able to freely explore the beautiful, the bizarre, and the grotesque all at once with flexibility that an actual human cannot, the doll has essentially become a modern deity for contemporary problems, a platform on which to stitch a story.
10 September — 13 December 2010
SHOWstudio's exhibition Florist, was dedicated to the still life and included major works by Guy Bourdin, Daniel Brown, Michael Howells, Nick Knight, Jeffry Mitchell and Mary Temple.
27 January — 12 March 2011
SHOWstudio's exhibition, To Bed, was dedicated to the notion of sleep and its many representations within art and fashion. Given that during winter months we tend to give over to hibernation, the somnolent show aptly ran throughout January to April.
Practice to Deceive: Smoke & Mirrors in Fashion, Fine Art and Film
14 April — 16 July 2011
The exhibition included major works by Francois and Bernard Baschet, William Claxton, Jenifer Corker, Oleg Dou, Brian Dowling, TR Er-icsson, Fernand Fonssagrives, Dan Graham, Ruth Hogben, Walter Hugo, Stephen Jones, William Klein, and more.
08 September — 05 November 2011
SHOWstudio's exhibition, The Café, examined our enduring fascination with café coffee culture and cafe society in fine art, fashion and film.
In Your Face
01 December — 09 March 2012
'I think there are things that need to be changed about this world. And the first time I started becoming excited by art it was the art of propaganda: the idea of photography with a message, photography that was saying something...'
22 March — 01 June 2012
It is a well known fact that the majority of images we consume are created by men, and too often feminism is an easy target for commodification in the wider context of contemporary culture. Titled provocatively - and philosophically - 'Selling Sex'...
21 June — 07 September 2012
SHOWstudio's exhibition 'Death' was centred around the Gao Brother's seminal work, 'The Execution of Christ.' A grandiose, life size, bronze sculpture, the piece is an appropriation of Manet's 'The Execution of Emperor Maximilian'.
Nick Knight: Flora
11 October — 21 December 2012
For the past three decades Nick Knight has defined the cultural vision of a generation. Consistently challenging conventional notions of beauty, Knight reinterpreted the boundaries of contemporary fashion photography.
SHOWcabinet: Daphne Guinness
08 November — 30 December 2012
Described in equal measure as an artist, writer and muse, the Honourable Daphne Guinness used SHOWstudio's cabinet to present her own contemporary, romantic vision of the world.
02 March — 31 May 2013
The term 'prosthetic' is now attributed to the branch of surgery dedicated to replacing missing or defective limbs, but to the Ancient Greeks it was an altogether more assertive concept meaning 'to add', 'to advance' or 'to give power to'.
SHOWcabinet: Iris Van Herpen
20 May — 19 July 2013
Iris van Herpen's SHOWcabinet presented a world where time dissolves and disciplines intertwine. Van Herpen's collaborative approach to her couture has resulted in collections that defy categorisation.
The Photography of Punk
08 November — 30 December 2013
For SHOWstudio's Punk exhibition, Nick Knight traced the images and objects which defined the punk aesthetic, and honed its legacy.
SHOWcabinet: Maison Martin Margiela
01 February — 01 April 2014
Maison Martin Margiela's SHOWcabinet exhibition was centred around memory. It explored the pivotal role of scent in triggering reminiscence and featured Margiela's 'Replica' range of fragrances.
William S. Burroughs Portraits 1975-1995 by Kate Simon
20 May — 20 July 2014
SHOWstudio Shop hosted a solo exhibition of portraits of William S. Burroughs by Kate Simon to celebrate the occasion of his centenary. The exhibition marked the debut release of Simon’s 'Cibachrome Edition' portfolio.
SHOWcabinet: Shaun Leane
10 August — 10 October 2014
SHOWstudio launched the first major exhibition dedicated to fine artisan jeweller Shaun Leane. The show offered an unprecedented opportunity to delve into the psyche of Britain's leading avant-garde jewellery house.
SHOWcabinet: Noritaka Tatehana
10 September — 10 November 2014
Noritaka Tatehana is lauded as one of the most important shoe designers of our time. He mines Japan's vast cultural heritage to produce shoes that re-think the very notion of the 'high-heel'.
SHOWcabinet: Anj Smith
21 November — 30 December 2014
Anj Smith's paintings do not succumb to easy categorisation. A single golden hair painted minutely, is as likely to appear as a rock face hacked from crude impasto slabs.
Nick Knight & Alexander McQueen
19 March — 05 June 2015
SHOWstudio presents an exhibition of Nick Knight’s fine art prints. Curated by Carrie Scott to celebrate Knight's dynamic collaborations with Alexander McQueen, and to coincide with the opening of Savage Beauty at the Victoria & Albert Museum.