‘Assembly of the Gods’ is Dale Grimshaw’s highly anticipated solo exhibition to be held at Well Hung Gallery 19 September – 23rd October
After nearly a decade of studying and painting the faces of people from across the world, Dale Grimshaw has put together all this experience and empathy into his most intense and personal collection of provocative portraits for his most significant show to date. The images he creates are both fantastical and deeply real. These characters have emotions and feelings, with a whole life behind them in their eyes.
Dale has spent much time over the past few years supporting the Free West Papua campaign and has become aware of the plight of indigenous peoples across the globe, who are encountering the modern world in the shape of big business greedily profiting from their land and resources.
In some of his portraits Dale has included imagery from the Western world to emphasise this mix of cultures, while some of the faces speak for themselves within dramatic abstract frameworks. An awareness of how the world is moving out of step with the rhythms of the nature and their environment around them is also something that concerns the artist in these works. While these are portraits depicting dignity and strength, they are also touchingly vulnerable, perhaps an awareness that their place in the world for is rapidly fading into memory.
Dale has shown his work in many successful solo and group exhibitions in the UK, Europe and the USA. In recent years he has become renowned for his impressive Street Art and is in demand across the world. He employs the same intensity of expression that he has developed in his studio, with powerful effect and universal appeal.
To mark this prestigious exhibition, Dale will be painting a large-scale mural at the London Mural Fest on Tuesday 8th September to Saturday 12th September.
Please join us on Saturday 19th Sept for a private view from 11am – 5pm. Music and refreshments will be provided, the event is open to all with social distancing measures in place but please do email email@example.com to confirm attendance. Admission is, as always, free.
Dale will be giving away original linocuts/woodcuts throughout the day so do make sure you confirm your attendance and show up to the event for a chance to receive free art from this well esteemed artist.
Due to recent corona virus restrictions on group gatherings, we are limiting attendees on the opening day to 6 people at a time. Please reserve your 30 minute private viewing slot using this following app.
- Exhibiting Artists
- Dale Grimshaw
Well Hung are excited to announce a group abstract art exhibition – ‘Construct’ with artists; Anna Mac, Jo Hummel, Jonathan Lawes, Luc Pierre and Mark McClure. The exhibition explores the notion of ‘Construct’ in the abstract form. Construct applies to the conception of artwork, the technique and the physical ‘building’ and layering of collage or paint to create unique abstract art works. Inspired by her surroundings in Suffolk, Anna creates carefully composed paintings that hint to an architectural scene but may also be viewed as simple abstract shapes. Anna uses a technique of applying layer upon layer of paint in muted colour palletes to create compositions that are balanced and harmonious. Using pattern and expressive mark making, Luc Pierre uses a range of materials; paint, collage, charcoal and spray-paint to build up his paintings in a very organic way. Overlaying layers to construct the pictorial space, Pierre’s compositions subtly allude to the real World, hinting at nature and imagined landscapes. Jonathan Lawes uses the medium of silk screen-printing to construct unique one off artworks created by building layers of geometric shapes in bright and bold colours. Although there is a distinct graphic, sharp edge to his work, Jonathans’ compositions are often random with an organic twist thanks to the handmade techniques used in this process. The end result is a series of visually striking multi layered screen prints. Mark McClure’s geometric mosaics examine themes of structure and our interaction with the built environment. His 2D and 3D artworks are composed of wood, which are constructed together to create bold, dynamic, abstracted artworks. Built on the idea of a graphic landscape the compositions reflect architecture and the shapes they inhabit. Joanne Hummel’s work combines collage, painting and installation. Her collages are charged with emotion and spontaneity, they balance order with chaos, adding a stroke of paint or juxtaposing geometric forms with softer muted hues. Join us on Thursday 27th February for the private view from 6pm until 9pm. The exhibition runs until 27th March.
It's time for a SALE and we are offering huge discounts on framed art in the gallery. In fact, we are giving away the frame for free on a lot of the art on display, so this is a perfect opportunity to get the artwork you love at a bargain price. Our Summer Sale will be on until end of August so pop down to our gallery in Hoxton to check out the gorgeous selection of framed art. Don't worry if you cant make it down to the gallery, we're also offering 10% off all art online* Simply use the code SUMMERSALE on checkout to receive this discount. *Discount applies only to art brought online from our art shop. Coupon can not be used on alongside sale items. Offer expires 31st August.