AboutDreamspace Gallery is pleased to be showcasing Decapage, an exciting
new exhibition by three contemporary artists. Demeter Haralabaki, Vivien
Lodge and Penelope MacEwen bring a rich exhibition of works using
painting, printmaking or collage as tools to explore a world of abstract and
All members of The Free Painters and Sculptors Society, the trio have
previously exhibited together at prestigious galleries such as the Bankside
Gallery and Foyles Gallery. As a result it emerged how well their works
complemented each other, inspiring the artists to collaborate in this
forthcoming exhibition Decapage.
Haralabaki presents work that skilfully combines her training as a textiles
artist with her knowledge of painting. The works challenge the cursory
glance of the spectator with revelations reaching through layers of
intensely coloured material and paint.
By contrast, MacEwen's painting reverberates with the themes of darkness
and despair juxtaposed against the joy of rebirth and the quest for
meaning. Through the use of organic objects such as rope and recycled
newspaper MacEwen creates ravaged depictions of often overlooked
Lodge's work has its foundation in her eye for the particular. She considers
common place items and exploits their detail in her painstakingly layered
prints, creating visually captivating pieces of monochrome or scintillating
The show is a feast of colour and texture that combines unlikely materials
with traditional methods and the varied techniques of the artists involved.
Decapage will be showing at Dreamspace Gallery, 1 3 Dufferin St, EC1Y
8NA between 16th February and 18th February. Entrance to the gallery is