In time for the London Olympics, Store Street Gallery is hosting an exhibition of Iconic art. On show will be famous and well-loved landmarks, locations and people. Clare Halifax’s aerial views of London capture the pattern and texture of the city with detailed screenprints of the London Eye, Gherkin and Big Ben while Spanish artist Trinidad Ball embraces the tastes of England with her bright pop images of Marmite jars, HP Sauce and baked beans. Highlights include Mike Edward’s poignant Text Portraits. A pioneer of Contemporary Typographic Art, his ‘Word Paintings’ use text to create an image that when viewed from a distance form a photographic likeness. In his latest work ‘The Estate’, the Queen's eyes are painted from quotes by people living on the breadline in the Tower Hamlets estate, Hackney.
The exhibition is also working to promote the Wessex Children’s Hospice Trust, ‘Naomi House and Jacksplace,’ a hospice for young children and adults with life-limiting conditions from across central Southern England. Naomi House and Jacksplace will be selling a special artwork at the Private View which has been created by some of the children in their care.
Carl Jaycock, Clare Halifax, Chris Forsey, Gerard Tunney, Jon Pryke, Michelle Thompson, Mike Edwards, Richard Burel, Rosie Emerson and Trinidad Ball.
Official Link: http://www.storestreetgallery.com/exhibition/icons/