Always Turn Left

Illustrator Jess Wilson’s last solo show was entitled Nowhere. So it’s rather fitting that for her current one, she looks once again at themes of  place.

Always Turn Left, Jess Wilson
Always Turn Left, Jess Wilson

Now, however, she’s taken on a navigating role with her new show, Always Turn Left.

Always Turn Left.
Always Turn Left.

The exhibition presents a range of limited edition prints and murals, all given Wilson’s characteristically colourful treatment.

Greetings
Greetings

Using printing techniques including hand created acetates, gold leaf, printing on cork, giclee screenprint hybrids, ten layer screen prints and risograph, Wilson’s work aims to ‘takes the familiar and brings it to life’, according to Jealous Gallery, which will house the show.

London Postcode
London Postcode

Wilson has reworked a series of classic signs, maps and a few everyday objects in a way ‘designed to make you smile’, the gallery adds.

World Map full.
World Map full.

Imagery ranges from world maps to London Underground maps to ‘No Mobile Phone Zone’ signs; though perhaps the most direct piece is this charming light switch:

Switch
Switch

Here’s a far less offensive video of Wilson painting the gallery windows:

Always Turn Left runs until 16 October at Jealous Gallery, 27 Park Road, Crouch End, London N8

World Map closeup
World Map closeup

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