MARCUS LYON (b.1965) Lyon’s works and books are held in numerous private and international collections including the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Arts Council Collection of Great Britain.  Born and raised in rural Britain, he read Political Science at Leeds University and Leadership at Harvard Business School. Outside of the art world Lyon is a determined social entrepreneur and an active public speaker on art, photography and development. He currently serves as a Board Director of Somerset House and Leader’s Quest as well as supporting The Consortium for Street Children, BLESMA  and Home-Start UK  as an Ambassador.

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SPRING 2017 – GLASSWORKS GALLERY PRIVATE TOURS THROUGHOUT MAY & JUNE

Every Thursday, from 9.00 to 21.00, through May and June, The Glassworks Gallery welcomes private tours of all the latest work produced at Lyon’s studio: BRIC’s, EXODUS, TIMEOUT & the new FUEL series plus exclusive access to the first editions of the Somos Brasil book.  Email lyon@marcuslyon.com Joe or Marcus to arrange a visit.

Spring 2017 saw the Somos Brasil project launch in São Paulo on the 9th of March for an seven week exhibition at Centro Brasileiro Britânico. The exhibition and book featured heavily in the Brazilian media with Globo TV transmitting it to 220 million primetime viewers, weekly arts TV program Metropolis, as well as significant press in O Estado de São Paulo, Folha De Sao Paulo and FHOX. The book, designed by Jim Sutherland of Studio Sutherl&, is ready to purchase and is available direct from the artist at lyon@marcuslyon.com or Editora Madelena. ISBN 978-85-61921-06-4. The publication comes with a free image-activated app, produced by Matt Hill with Calvium, to access individual soundscapes of each portrait, and ancestoral DNA analysis of all the nominated subjects, supplied by Family Tree DNA lab in Houston, Texas.

In other news, during late April the Somos Brasil book won three coverted D&AD Awards for design excellence. Additionally, Sotheby’s has consigned Optogenome I for its May  19th sale. In the public realm Lyon’s recent  TED talk about the Somos Brasil project is also available to watch on YouTube.

THE GLASSWORKS GALLERY, MONTFORD PLACE, SE11 5DE

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