Next month illustrator and designer extraordinaire Mr Gresty takes his tertiary turn at curating a group show, taking this year’s theme as Compare/Contrast.
Previous shows were last year’s Wish You Were Here and Seen and Not Head, themed around music; and all are organised with the aim of showcasing and raising the profiles of up-and-coming artists and designers.
‘With each year the shows have grown substantially’, says Gresty. ‘I want to give artists a platform to show their work and an open brief that allows them to be themselves. I want the visitors to the exhibition to see how much talent is out there and that “art” isn’t just paint on canvas.’
The 26 artists participating in the forthcoming show were briefed to create a piece that expresses their interpretation of ‘Compare’ or ‘Contrast’. Submissions had to be in a 70x50cm portrait format. Disciplines shown include print, fine art, illustration, photography, painting and film.
As such, artist could ‘make a comparison between any thing’, says Gresty. ‘To highlight the differences or not as the case may be, in that individual’s own opinion and style, no questions asked. I have left the brief open as I trust all of the chosen artists and admire their work.
Compare/Contrast runs from 18 October – 29 November at The Hanbury Arms, 33 Linton Street, Arlington Square, Islington London N1