Five artists, five years on
Exhibition presented by Vincent McEvoy and
Hypergallery (UK) / Browse Gallery (Europe)
Exhibition dates: 10th – 23rd January 2021
Locations: ONLINE at hypergallery.com/collections/powerofbowie. ON DISPLAY in the windows of the Caversham Picture Framer, 7 Church Rd, Reading, RG4 7AA
In celebration of his birthday and five years since we lost David Bowie, Hypergallery presents a pop-up exhibition at The Caversham Picture Framer, and online, featuring exquisite limited edition prints and affordable works by a collection of talented artists.
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The artists on show:
Vincent McEvoy was the art director of Polydor in the 1970s. As such, he had unique access to some of the biggest names in Rock, including The Who, Bob Marley and Eric Clapton. In recent years he has rekindled his passion for silkscreens, producing powerful pop-artworks based on some of the memorabilia that he accumulated throughout his career.
Terry Pastor is a graphic artist who has worked for clients all across the world, creating iconic imagery with masterful flourishes of his airbrush. Best known for two images that jump-started the career of a young David Bowie, Hunky Dory and Ziggy Stardust, Terry has revisited and ‘remastered‘ his original source material in the creation of his stunningly sympathetic editions.
David Studwell is a contemporary British artist and print maker who harnesses the spirit of the sixties and seventies, the cult of celebrity and the legacy of Warhol to produce iconic screen prints. His works explore the darker side of fame, nostalgia and Americana. Private moments become graphically public, produced in bold and vivid colours. His silkscreens directly reference the counterculture cool of the sixties and seventies, with a cutting-edge contemporary style apparent in his striking juxtapositions of beauty, fame and stardom with a technicolour expose of inner vulnerability.
Christopher Makos is an American photographer and artist. He apprenticed with photographer Man Ray in Paris and collaborated with Andy Warhol, whom he showed how to use his first camera. Andy Warhol, good friend of Makos and frequent portrait subject, called Makos “the most modern photographer in America.” His photographs have been exhibited in galleries and museums such as the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, the Tate Modern in London and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.
Gray explores colour, elements of pop art and image manipulation; dipping images into paint, digitally re-colouring photographs and applying collaged additions allow him to take an image on a new journey by imposing his own identity. Inspired by artists and icons associated or involved in the pop art movement, we can see echoes of Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe and David Hockney’s A Bigger Splash. Gray‘s use of everyday products and quick manufacturing processes give his work a feeling of universal accessibility. His materials play with the idea of immediacy: Fujifilm Instax film, digital photography, old and expired Polaroids. His first solo exhibition ‘Mused’ took place at Kirkby Gallery earlier this year.