Christmas Wish List
This exhibition is a chance to share with you a few pieces of art that have made it to our Christmas Wish List! This eclectic collection showcases pieces from new and established artists, Tyler Shields, Rich Simmons, Parlee Erz, Rosie Emerson, the London Police, George Morton-Clark, Cartrain and Stik. This body reflects the wide range of work we’ve had in the gallery throughout the year and celebrates the talent of our emerging artists.
The collection features some exciting collaborations from Rich Simmons and Tyler Shields and Rich with Parlee Erz. The Tyler and Rich collaboration took Tyler’s provocative imagery together with Rich’s unique style to create these incredibly vivid and eye-catching pieces. Similarly, the Parlee and Rich collaboration uses Rich’s technique and “Just Be You Tiful” motif with Parlee’s endearing character Rocket to create two charming pieces.
Other pieces in the collection included George Morton-Clark‘s ‘Stag’ and ‘It was Always a Game’, demonstrating his bold and his expressive style, that we will be exhibiting in a solo show in February, “The Devil’s Cabinet’.
Emerson is a new artist to the gallery, and included in our Christmas Wish List are her pieces “Adorned #2”, “Amber”, and “Marlene Dietrich #4”. Using natural materials such as bronze powder, charcoal and ash, her subjects gain goddess-like status, and made a feminine addition to our Christmassy gallery.
The London Police are an Amsterdam-based street art duo with two pieces in this collection, “Chips and Beans” and “Bob knows Norwich”, incorporating their iconic LADS characters and demonstrating their painstaking precision marking.
We also had an exclusive Stik piece, ‘Look’, incorporating the iconic Stik character on a vivid red background, which went under auction with proceeds going to The Big Issue Foundation. Christmas, of course, is a time for giving as well as receiving!
Finally, we welcome Cartrain to the gallery, and to our Christmas Wish List! Using the iconic Mickey Mouse and instantly recognisable Louis Vuitton print, Cartrain challenges the status quo with the aptly named ‘Corporate Conspiracy’.