Coates & Scarry was established in 2010 with a view to exhibit a diverse programme of solo and thematic group exhibitions by emerging and mid-career artists exploring political, psychoanalytical and various provocative contemporary concepts. Using a collaborative model the gallery’s aim is to work with artists, institutions and other organisations to promote artists’ careers by increasing awareness of their practice internationally. Coates & Scarry exhibit in London’s St. James’s and at various art fairs and venues in Europe, the United States and Hong Kong.
Gallery directors Dean Coates and Richard Scarry share experience of working for commercial and community based arts organisations. The gallery has have collaborated on exhibitions and projects with The Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery, The Royal West of England Academy Bristol and Bath’s Victoria Art Gallery. They have also worked in association with charitable organisations includingThe Station (Bristol UK) and the Los Angeles Silverlake Conservatory for Music raising funds to engage young people in visual and performing arts as well as the Terrence Higgins Trust.
Gallery artists’ works have been placed in numerous private, museum and public collections internationally and two gallery artists Kate MccGwire and Penny Byrne were selected to exhibit at the Venice Biennale 2015 collateral event Glasstress curated by Dimitri Ozerkov and Adriana Berengo. Coates & Scarry’s exhibitions have been positively reviewed by the Wall Street Journal, Aesthetica Magazine, This is Tomorrow, FAD Magazine and Fresh Paint Magazine, LA Confidential. Two recent shows were reported in the top 5 exhibitions to see in London by FAD magazine.