Anise Gallery displays a collection of work from accomplished London based artist Gurley. Several of her paintings, screen prints and etchings inspired by quintessential British artefacts are exhibited.
The collection includes everything British from telephone boxes to Tunnock’s tea cakes, Kate Moss to Marmite, including the first pieces in a new collection entitled “Journey’s” about the interaction the pieces have had on their various journey’s with different people in different locations which start with an Illuminated bubble chair and mirror in collaboration with designer Ben Rousseau.
Described by Agyness Deyn as one of her favourite artists Gurley’s work shows a playful meandering across today’s society and media.Her work is a constant build up of artistic processes; developing early ideas with collage and mixed media she then transfers her work to silk screens creating unique and individual works.
A mutual respect and admiration for each others work led to the two artists joining forces as the shapes and forms of Ben’s contemporary designs provide an exciting canvas for Gurley’s screenprinting.
The chair, based on the Eero Aarnio classic, is an acrylic bubble with a stainless steel ring containing led lights that shine through Gurley’s art work creating a unique and playful fusion between art and design. Complimenting the bubble chair and reflecting Gurley’s artwork around the former warehouse is another collaborative piece from the Rousseau/Gurley partnership. An illuminated mirror screenprinted with Gurley’s identifiable designs hangs next to the chair continuously catching glimpses of visitors and artwork, bouncing them back and forth within the space.
Join us in a celebration of all things british.
2nd June – 8th July 2012
Anise Gallery, 13a Shad Thames, London, SE1 2PU
Fri, Sat & Sun: 11am – 5pm
Mon – Fri: By appointment
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