The Society Club in conjunction with Scarlett Carlos Clarke announces a new exhibit with up-and-coming photographer Steph Hartop in her first London solo show.
Currently studying Fine Art and History of Art at Goldsmiths, Steph Hartop is the first of many young photographers to be selected by Scarlett Carlos Clarke for an exhibition at The Society Club. Clarke’s plans for showcasing some of London’s young talent began earlier this year with a show of her father’s, Bob Carlos Clarke.
‘The aim with his show was to attract the attention of some young artists and photographers and inspire them to want to do a show here at the Society Club and give them a platform to sell their work. – Scarlett Carlos Clarke
‘The name of the show references Truman Capote’s novel Other Voices, Other Rooms. Andy Warhol’s exhibition of his film work at the Hayward in 2008 was named after this influential novel. The themes throughout my photographs focus on performance and the rituals surrounding photography and theatre. I am drawn to specific sites for their underlying hidden narratives and I am interested in the way the body can interact with disappearing spaces.’ -Steph Hartop
‘We’re thrilled to have someone so dedicated with working with and championing young artists. Scarlett, as curator, will bring a fresh, young eye to the London gallery Scene’. -Babette Kulik and Carrie Kania, owners of The Society Club
Other Rooms : The Photographs of Steph Hartop as curated by Scarlett Carlos Clarke will be exhibited at The Society Club from April 3rd
About Steph Hartop
Steph Hartop was born in 1991 and her work was recently included in ‘Medium Rare’, the art collective at The Chronic Love Foundation in the Bussey Building, Peckham. She is currently studying Fine Art and History of Art at Goldsmiths.
About Scarlett Carlos Clarke
Scarlett Carlos Clarke was born in London in 1992. She has been involved in London’s art-world since birth and recently curated a show of her father’s work; Live Fast Die Young.
About The Society Club
The Society Club, ‘A bookshop with style’ (Tea Time in Wonderland) is located in Soho, London with the intention of bringing ‘the best of all possible things’ to the forefront. The Society Club aims to promote culture, style and literature through select events and exhibits over an extensive cocktail menu. The Society Club has been honoured to host exhibits by photographers formento+formento, John Stoddart, Derek Ridgers, Chas Ray Krider as well as iconic photographer Leee Black Childers. The Society Club was featured as The Cult Shop in FT’s How to Spend It, named by The Guardian as a favourite independent bookshop and a best drinking spot in The Telegraph. http://www.thesocietyclub.com