London and Beyond is a joint exhibition at the For Arts Sake gallery by two London printmakers, Gail Brodholt and Louise Davies.
Gail Brodholt and Louise Davies are London based printmakers who share a studio. They are interested in capturing atmosphere and exploring how the landscape, either rural or urban, forms a backdrop to our lives.
Both artists have an expert eye for composition and colour but take very different approaches to printmaking. This exhibition is a great opportunity to see their work together and explore their complimentary yet contrasting styles.
“London can sometimes be associated with grey skies and the relentless slog of the daily commute. This exhibition certainly challenges that view! Colour bursts out of these prints and you find yourself falling in love with London again,” said Brian Davis, owner of For Arts Sake.
“Both of these leading London printmakers capture the capital in all its vibrancy along with exploring landscapes further afield. We are delighted to be showing their work in our Ealing gallery and continuing our aim of bringing the best in contemporary printmaking to West London.”
In the exhibition, both artists combined will present over 80 prints with a focus on recent work:
Gail Brodholt will be exhibiting her linocuts of contemporary urban landscape. Her work is concerned with journeys, both actual and temporal, and much of her work depicts the journeys made across the city. Gail has produced a new print, Queen of The Suburbs, especially for the exhibition; local people will recognise the station as Ealing Common.
Louise Davies prints are primarily concerned with the landscape and her prints depicts landscapes from childhood memories, places she visits or those views that surround her each day in London where she lives and works. She has a strong use of colour combined with individual and sensitive line drawing which she uses to define architectural and natural forms.
The exhibition opens on June 5 and is on view until July 5, 2015. The exhibition is free to enter with all works available for sale.
There will also be a competition running on Facebook and the winner can choose between a print of Gail’s or Louise.