When the Art of Print Making Becomes an Act of Rebellion- THE ARTHOUND Gallery
NEAT, NEAT, NEAT | PUNK AND PRINTMAKING | MAY 2019
The Art Hound Gallery are proud to present a new immersive exhibition chronicling the art, music and attitude of the punk movement through print making.
From photo copied cut and paste fanzines, to 7 inch single covers hand screen printed in basements, the visuals of punk were created by musicians and artists pushing the boundaries with print. The underground DIY print ethos of the scene created infamous icons such as the Misfits’ Skull and The Sex Pistols safety pinned Queen - once banned and feared, these images emblazon merchandise world wide today and have come to represent the rebellion of a generation.
Neat, Neat, Neat will explore the print work of punk from the 1970s to the present day. Featured artists will include Jamie Reid, the Sex Pistols artist who originated the iconic cut up text and ripped up flags associated with UK punk, Shepard Fairey, America’s biggest street artist and Jimmy Cauty, one of the masterminds behind Art Punk band The KLF. Alongside there will be a Rock N’ Roll selection of brand new works from the Art Hound’s top Contemporary Artists created just for the show, influenced by the people, the music and the attitude.
The list of artists creating exclusive works just for the show include; Terry Pastor (David Bowie’s original LP cover artist), Simon Freeborough (former Creative Director of the NME), David Studwell (Contemporary Pop Artist whose collectors include Kate Moss and Nile Rodgers), Clare Wardman and Iain Robertson (top Contemporary Abstract artists, whose work has featured at The Tate) and up and coming urban artists and print makers such as Chris Bourke, Alex Bucklee and Charlotte Cooper. Also featured will be neon light art by major international artist Lauren Baker. Neat, Neat, Neat will also see the introduction of underground all female urban art collective Channel 138 to the gallery.
The show will also feature rare original posters from the 70’s punk scene, original film and music chronicling punk both now and then, and some of the stories of Cambridge’s incredible punk past - what exactly happened on the 24th November 1979 between The Damned and The Misfits - two of punks biggest bands - in Cambridge City Centre?
Opens 24th May 2019 to 16th June 2019 at The Art Hound Gallery, Burwash Manor, Cambridge
Sunday - Tuesday | 10am - 5pm
Monday by Appointment
LATE NIGHT OPENING SATURDAY 25TH MAY - 5pm TO 8PM
Full list of Artists featured in the show -
Jamie Reid, John Angus, Jimmy Cauty, Billy Childish, Shepard Fairey, Terry Pastor, David Studwell, Charlotte Cooper, Alan Rogerson, Will Wright, Chris Bourke, Callum Russell, Libby Morris, Barry D. Bulsara, Clare Wardman, Iain Robertson, Alex Bucklee, Simon Freeborough, Jessica Ballantyne, Lauren Baker and introducing Channel 138
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