The Truman Brewery on London’s Brick Lane seems to be acting as a one stop shop for new exhibitions at the moment. Not only are there three weeks left of degree shows from the country’s creative graduates at Free Range, but Stolen Space – a gallery run by street artist D*face – opened its summer group show last night.
The gallery, which started as a number of satellite exhibitions then developed into a permanent space, puts on solo and group shows from artists such as the creator of the Obama’s Hope portrait Shepard Fairey, Sheffield-based musician and graffiti writer Kid Acne and artist Chloe Early.
The summer show features work from these three as well as Mr Jago, Cyclops, Word to Mother and The London Police and a host of other urban artists.
Design Week headed down for a nosy last night and was particularly impressed by the neon-coloured human towers by Zosen and Word to Mother’s ‘Taking the Mick’ screenprint, which will be available to buy in a limited edition run during the show.
It’s an eclectic mix, but it is reassuring to see galleries showing work from emerging street artists alongside that of iconic figures such as D*Face and Fairey.
The Stolen Space summer show runs at Dray Walk, The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 until 25 July.