Anise Gallery Gurley. What Happens in the Print Room

24th February 2016 @ 11:00 – 17:00
Anise Gallery
13 Shad Thames
London SE1
020 3754 2374

Gurley. What Happens in the Print Room

Gurley. What Happens in the Print Room


Using an artistic process that has been an established art form since the early 1900’s, London based Gurley has been focussed on developing her own evolution of the screenprint for the past ten years of her practice. Back at Anise Gallery for her third solo exhibition, What Happens in the Print Room… turns its attention to the process of the screenprint, the methodology that lies beneath its printed surface.

Popularised in the 1960’s by Andy Warhol, screenprinting is meticulous, time intensive and, akin to the photographic dark room, its results can be uncertain. It is these nuances that Gurley aims to highlight through this exhibition and her distinctive style that lies somewhere between street art, expressionism and pop art as her work exemplifies the dialogue between colour, subject and viewer.

Familiar objects and landscapes form her subject matter. The viewer can immediately connect with the piece allowing the finer details of process and composition to become the focus. Taking her main inspiration from the bustling streets of New York City, Gurley’s screenprints seamlessly cross the ocean to London and in fact to any dynamic metropolis. Symbolism of the global city is prevalent. Her knowledge and passion for photography is clear throughout her works as the camera becomes her means of initially capturing these candid scenes. As they undergo the labour intensive screenprinting process they adopt a new palette, a new background, a new meaning.

Merging popular culture and urban imagery distinctive to both London and New York, What Happens in the Print Room… gives insight into the small details of city life we sometimes miss. As Warhol highlighted their potential for aesthetic value in the 60’s, Gurley continually develops her print room techniques further into a unique style seldom seen before.

About the gallery

Anise GallerySince opening in March 2012, Anise Gallery has focussed on promoting art and architecture as a joint artistic discipline. Through a programme of curated exhibitions Anise Gallery has quickly made a name for itself within the local art and architecture community. The work displayed in the gallery often extends to practices associated to architecture such as illustration and photography. Working closely, both in the sense of shared space and interest, with architectural illustrators AVR London, the gallery exhibits chosen artists that capture architecture through a variety of artistic forms.

The gallery is located in a former spice warehouse along historical Shad Thames. Although refurbished, the directors Jacquelyn and Joseph have ensured that many of the original features are retained and revealed. The industrial heritage of the building is very much evident to visitors, and provides an appropriate backdrop to the artwork.

The exhibitions can be visited on Fridays by appointment or at the times indicated above. Closed Bank Holidays


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