Tuesday, 26 October 2010


After a manic phew days followed by a moment of recovery which usually entails my working at 50% rather than a hefty 200% (no rest for the wicked as they say), I have finally got round to putting up a few pics from the private view of our Ashes 57 exhibition which opened last week.

The exhibition is created in association with PUMA 365, curated by Gabrielle Stojolon and Fatsarazzi and designed to support and publicise emerging artist of various backgrounds and disciplines.

In this instance, the chosen artist was Ashes 57 takes her roots in the buzz and lights of cities, urban landscapes and the music that accompanies them. Inspired by New York’s early 80s cultural scene and Downtown81, the exhibition presents a series of black and white drawings that tell a fantastic journey through the 57 boroughs from Brooklyn to Manhattan, from Queens back to London.

Having previously worked with Shepard Fairey in his Los Angeles design studio, collaborating on a number of Obey projects, Ashes 57 is now art director of COOL’Eh Magazine, LAVA Collective and SWAMP. Ashes also produced posters and flyers for the legendary Dub War parties and she was invited by The Wu-Tang Clan to illustrate the cover of their 2009 album Enter the Dubstep.

The exhibition will run until 12th November so, for those of you who didn't make it in joining us with a bevvy at the private view, there is still time to hot foot it down to Kingly Court to check out the work and pick up an Ashes unlimited screen print- an absolute snip at £15, while stocks last.

Photographs courtesy of Fatsarazzi

Check out Ashes 57 website here

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