Under the name Elbow Toe, Brooklyn based artist Brian Adam Douglas has been pasting his distinctive woodcuts, stencil work, large-scale charcoal drawings and collages onto the walls of cities all around the world throughout the past decade. Douglas’ work has always drawn from myth, symbolism and poetry, something that has become particularly important in his most recent body of collage work. Just as he builds a finished image through the meticulous layering of tiny individual bits of coloured paper, so the meaning of the image is woven through layers of references to historically and culturally established narratives. This kind of intertextuality has become the foundation for the development of his distinctive style. The result is a sophisticated visual language where personal metaphors begin to communicate universal truths. Given these intricate and delicately arranged collages have a fluidity rarely seen in collage work, they may at first glance be mistaken for paintings.
On Friday evening we launched 'You Blow My Mind' - East London- based multimedia artist Lauren Baker's debut show.
A big thank you to everyone who came down to the private view, it was a really successful, eclectic evening and it was lovely to meet you all. Special thanks to Chuck Noble - our photographer for the evening, Bulldog Gin for supplying G&T's all night long and Kieran Collins for the great tunes.
Take a look at a selection of photos from the private view below.
The show is running until 24 January 2014 so don't miss the opportunity to come and enjoy Lauren's unique style and endless creative diversity.