All Visual Arts (AVA) will move to a 5,000 square foot warehouse in the heart of King’s Cross. The new space, with its high ceilings and expansive walls, will act as an all encompassing showroom, office and storage space for the AVA team, the collection and the artists it represents: Reece Jones, Alastair Mackie, Kate MccGwire, Wolfe von Lenkiewicz and Jonathan Wateridge.
Within close proximity of the Eurostar, and just off the Caledonian Road, this move is symbolic of the resurgence of art in King’s Cross and echoes Larry Gagosian’s decision to move his gallery to Britannia Street, and the Pangolin Gallery’s move to King’s Place nearby.
AVA is an innovative commissioning agency launched in 2008 by Joe La Placa and Mike Platt, whose combined areas of expertise make a strong basis upon which to build a significant collection of contemporary art. La Placa and Platt work closely with their stable of artists, commissioning work that is often ambitious in both scale and in concept.
Whilst blockbuster exhibitions will continue to be held at imaginative off-site venues, solo shows will now also be held at the new showroom in Omega Place.