Kai and Sunny, Flower
D*Face, Flutterdie Mandala
Word To Mother, Pattern
Shepard Fairey, Japanese Pattern
Maya Hayuk ‘Rainbow Madras X’s’
22nd February to 10th March 2013 Stolenspace Gallery, The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London E1
A visually compelling show formed solely from text and pattern based pieces, Write and Repeat is a modern exploration of the two much celebrated forms.
Patterns are all around us. The repetition of shapes and colours form our environment, our natural and manmade landscapes. Even the landscape of our minds are built upon patterns and repetition; the habits and rituals, the ‘rites’ that we perpetuate.
The use of text in art has drastically evolved over time, and has been used as a purely visual element, as a more direct form of artistic expression, a political tool, and as an art form in its own right. From blatant slogans to seemingly meaningless shapes, text in art offers a unique opportunity for expression.
Arth Daniels, Charlie Anderson, Chloe early, Cyrcle, D*Face, David Bray, Eelus, EINE, Greg Lamarche, Hayden Kays, Jim Houser, Josie Morway, Julie Impens, Kai & Sunny, Maya Hayuk, Mobstr, Mysterious Al, Ryca, Sylvia Ji, Shepard Fairey, Tilt, Toshikazu Nozaka, Usugrow, Will Barras, Word To Mother and more.
Curator & writer Lee Sharrock has teamed up with Runway Gallery director Daniel Syrett to curate ‘ReWild’, an environmental exhibition featuring artists who are responding to the climate crisis in their art or capturing the beauty of a planet that we are gradually destroying.
Goldie, Gavin Turk, Jamie Reid, Lauren Baker and Rugman are among 21 artists who have generously lent their talents to create extraordinary works for the auction, which will be held by The Auction Collective on Wednesday 4th November.
Fifteen contemporary artists and activists have come together in conjunction with eBay, and three youth-led organizations– RISE, Woke Vote, and Mijente, with a genius campaign to get out the USA vote.
This was meant to be one great art party where urban artists would have been invited to take over the walls of a London townhouse prior to renovation. Then COVID-19 hit and disCONNECT turned into something even more exciting.
While the London based artists were able to install their works in situ – David Bray moved into one of the bedrooms which has become one of the most poignant responses to experiencing isolation – most of the international contributions had to be coordinated remotely.