Stephen J. Powers (b.1968) is a New York City artist who at one time wrote graffiti in Philadelphia and New York under the name ESPO ("Exterior Surface Painting Outreach"). ESPO's work often blurred the lines between illegal and legal. Powers painted in daylight, wearing street clothes; he told the New York Times in 1999 that when passersby asked what he was doing he would tell them, "I'm with Exterior Surface Painting Outreach, and I'm cleaning up this gate"; the official-sounding name, and clever acronym was enough to ward most people off. In 2000 Powers gave up graffiti to become a full-time studio artist. His work has been shown at the prestigious Venice and Liverpool Biennials, as well as numerous shows at New York City's Deitch Gallery.
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.