This is an exhibition the Gallery has been looking forward to with much anticipation. Two original, self-taught artists, both hailing from the sunny ‘Saarf Side’ of the river. Both Artists grew up in South London – the works compliment each other with their differing techniques and styles. Bish’s work is made up of colourful dabs of paint squeezed directly from the tube onto the canvas, building the image up layer by layer, creating rich and heavily textured paintings that have a naive and nostalgic feel about them. Melvin in contrast paints in muted soft tones using a sombre palette to also create nostalgic paintings but of local cityscapes. These paintings capture Melvin’s old stomping ground, London streets before they are gentrified, which also add personal meaning to each piece. A must see show not far from the big river itself.
[twocol_one][/twocol_one][twocol_one_last]TALES FROM THE SAARF SIDE BARRY BISH & MARK MELVIN July 18th – August 2nd 2015 Preview Evening: Friday, July 17th 2015 6.30 – 9.30 pm[/twocol_one_last] [hr]