ABC ART EXHIBITION - BRIGHTON
LOCATION: Gallery 40: 40 Gloucester Rd, North Laine, Brighton, East
Sussex BN1 4AQ
DATE: Monday 8 June – Sunday 14 June
OPENING TIMES: 11AM – 7PM
CLOSING PARTY: Saturday 13 June, 7 -9pm…
SPONSORED BY HOPDAEMON www.hopdaemon.com
The ABC art exhibition sees DAVID APPS, GAYE BLACK and BILLY
CHAINSAW join forces for the first time – with a visual remedy to the
mundanity of modern life.
APPS, BLACK and CHAINSAW share a vision – to provide a visual remedy tothe mundanity of modern life.
ABOUT THE OTHER ARTISTS:
DAVID APPS was born in England, April 1964, and grew up on the streets of the Thames Estuary, Essex. By the time he had reached his teens, the British punk explosion and the Sex Pistols DIY artwork of Jamie Reid had captured his imagination and became a massive influence in his life. Subsequently, he took up photography and moved to Upton Park, the unfashionable part of London’s East End. Taking thousands of photographs David developed an eye for capturing anything and anyone intriguing that crossed his path.
To coincide with the 2012 Olympics, David was commissioned to create his first mural Butterflies, which still dominates the Stratford, East London skyline to this day.
David’s limited edition screen-prints are generated by re-working, re- colouring, and layering his original photographs, to transform them into striking and original examples of contemporary art. To further his artistic vision, David has recently been using antiqued mirror over his photographic images – which he places inside frames constructed from such diverse materials as plastic toys, Lego, and jigsaw puzzle pieces.
In a life dominated with subversion David’s work is an inspired clash of the dark, angelic, evocative, and kitsch. It’s very British and very ‘now’. Which is undoubtedly why he has staged twelve exhibitions in two years, including four solo shows, in such diverse cities as Newcastle, Cambridge and Berlin.
Inspired by the South East coast, David moved to Hove in April 2014, immediately making his art mark with a successful solo show on Brighton station.
David is a charismatic individual whose art demands your attention; his book East End, East London Photography is available worldwide on Amazon.
GAYE BLACK BIOG/CV
1972-3 Bideford School of Art - foundation year (A level in art & printmaking)
1973-5 South Devon Technical College - graphic design (diploma in graphic design)
1976-9 Bass player in Adverts
Gaye Black spent three years at art college, qualifying as a graphic designer before becoming bass player with the Adverts. She is now exhibiting regularly and curating the odd show. Her work references her past, and explores the contrast between attraction and horror, mainly through collage.
Rebellion festival, Blackpool, August 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Zenith bar, London, Autumn 2008
The Others’ Spectrum Autumn ’09 show
Resistance Gallery, as part of the Rock and Roll Expressionists collective,December 2009
Beyond Punk, Signal Gallery, London, August 2010
La Fiesta, Newcastle, August 2011 (solo show)
Mexico Siniestro, Resistance Gallery, London, October 2011
Punk and Beyond, Signal Gallery, London, November-December 2011
Christmas show, Cultivate Vyner Street, London, December 2011
Taking Liberties, The Treatment Rooms Collective, London, December 2011
Black, Cultivate Vyner Street, London, February 2012
Slag, The Treatment Rooms Collective, London, February 2012
Vinyl Record Show, Cultivate Vyner Street, London, April 2012
Pandamonium, Signal Gallery, London, June 2012
Sex & Drugs & Rock &Roll – Trash Art Gallery, Pennsylvania, USA, August 2012
Art Barter show, Sir Peter Blake’s bus – Strummer of Love Festival, August 2012
5 Year Anniversary show – Signal Gallery, London, September 2012
Multiplicity 2 – 129 Gallery, Berlin, October 2012
Magick Eye 2 – Orbital Comics, London, October 2012
Black Xmas – Signal Gallery, London, December 2012
Joe Strummer tribute festival, 100 Club, London, December 2012
The Gender Agenda – W3 Gallery, London, March 2013
Hanged – JP Art Market, Massachusetts, USA, March 2013
Changed – JP Art Market, Massachusetts, USA, April 2013
You’ve been Framed – W3 Gallery, London, May 2013
Location – Red Door Studio, London, May 2013
Memorabilia – Norlington Road Studios, London, July 2013
Cre8 pop up – Gallery on the Corner, Battersea August 2013
Augsburg Calling Britannia – Augsburg, Germany, October 2013
HUH? – JP Art Market, Massachusetts, USA, October 2013
Affordable Art Show – W3 Gallery, London, December 2013
Opening show - Londonart showroom, London, January 2014
Divine Define Feminine – Londonart showroom, London, February 2014
Gender Agenda II – W3 Gallery, London, March 2014
Pop up show – 100 Club – Oxford Street, London, June 2014
Scotland In Our Eyes – Scottish Crown Court, London, August 2014
Bermondsey Joyriders show – Underdog Gallery, London, September 2014
Pop Up Show – W3 Gallery, London, October 2014
The Screening - Stratford Picturehouse, London, November 2014
Guilty Pleasures - Sweet ‘art @ Juno Bar, London, November 2014
Affordable Art Show – W3 Gallery, London, December 2014
Inspiring Change - W3 Gallery, London, March 2015
Sacred and Profane – Hundred Years Gallery, London, March 2015
Beyond Punk - Signal Gallery, August 2010
Punk and Beyond - Signal Gallery, November 2011
Black Xmas – Signal Gallery, November 2012
Images can be viewed at
facebook.com/gaye.black.1 look under photos, albums, art