The show features work from 15 artists.
Gresty briefed them to create a piece of work based around the idea that when a lot pubs opened hundreds of years ago, many of their patrons were unable to read. As such, the visual cues of the signs were paramount – and the work on show looks to be identifiable to those who can’t read; and those rendered illiterate through something of a heavy, pub-based evening.
‘This brief encourages the artists to create a piece that is completely within their control, but within the same format’, says Mr Gresty.
‘An open brief, can create a huge range of different interpretations, ranging from: Bear in Mind, Cock and Fly and Ye Olde Donkey Punch Tavern.’
Double Vision forms part of Mr Gresty’s LHR series of shows, which has seen him host exhibitions in three pubs across north and east London – The Laursiton, which is hosting Double Vision; The Hanbury and The Victoria.
Previous highlights have included Whisper; the colour-based Spectrum exhibition and A is for….?, which saw each participant given a different letter of the alphabet as a starting point for their work.
Double Vision runs from 7 March – May at The Lauriston, 162 Victoria Park Road, London E9. You can find out more on the Facebook event page here