Two Queens, an artist-run gallery situated in Leicester’s Cultural Quarter, is celebrating five years of exhibitions and events, marking the occasion with a new solo exhibition by artist Viktor Timofeev which opened this March.
Latvian artist Viktor Timofeev whose work often involves computer programming, virtual reality and robotics, exhibition is titled ‘If I could go to sleep for days, would you count the hours? (Sazarus 4)’ and will consist of an installation involving a mural and an interactive virtual reality animation.
Established in 2012 by graduates from De Montfort and Loughborough Universities, Two Queens offers a programme of regularly changing contemporary art exhibitions alongside affordable studio space to 25 local artists.
Two Queens co-director, Gino Atwood said: “We are delighted to be celebrating five years of exhibitions in our gallery in the Cultural Quarter. In that time we have held over 50 exhibitions and events, working with over 200 young emerging artists.
When the organisation started we had a temporary lease and didnt know if we would last three months – to be able to look back on five years of activity feels like a major achievement and we have learned a great deal along the way.”
Two Queens is at 2 Queen Street, Leicester, LE1 1QW http://2queens.com/