Dario and I were introduced at the beginning of this year by our mutual friend and one of my favourite artists, Charming Baker. It became obvious that a collaborative exhibition was on the cards and what better way to kick off 2015?
I went to see Jealous Print Studio around the corner from CNB Gallery where I walked up the windy staircase to one of the most vibrant and energetic working spaces I’ve seen. The whole life and soul of Shoreditch seemed concentrated and compressed into this space. I can’t wait to bring an element of what they’re doing up in the Jealous Towers to our subterranean art space.
After a chance meeting, and discovering a mutual passion in supporting emerging artists, screen printing and having a good time, Jealous and CNB Gallery are delighted to be working together for the first time in January.
The show is an opportunity to showcase the best and latest editions produced in our East London Print Studios at one of East London's most vibrant spaces. With live printing at the opening party, a print launch or two, exclusives and the opportunity to run workshops with the local community and children this will hopefully mark the beginning of a very exciting partnership and , oh yes, good fun.
The relationship between Jealous Gallery and CNB Gallery has been forged through a love and enthusiasm for supporting emerging artists and breaking down the conventions of traditional gallery experiences.
Throughout the exhibition, a printing press will be set up in CNB Gallery, where, on the opening night, Jealous will invite members of the public to help demonstrate the art of screen printing. Jealous will also be inviting a local school to print in the gallery with Master Printer, Matthew Rich. Matthew will be introducing the young minds of the future to screen printing and helping them to produce their very own print to take away with them.
Jealous has worked with contemporary Bristish artist Dave White to produce his limited edition screenprints throughout 2014, with an exclusive print launch for the exhibition. After the sell-out edition ‘Eagle – Diamond Dust’, White has re-imagined the luxuriously beautiful eagle. The limited edition of only 5 prints will feature hand applied diamond dust and 24-carat gold leaf and will be exclusively launched at the opening.
The exhibition will include an eclectic mix of screen printed works from Jealous Studio, including: Charming Baker, Kate Gibb, Russell Marshall, Rowan Newton, Magda Archer, Jess Wilson, Anthony Burrill, Adam Dix, Hayden Kays, Janet Milner, Joe Webb and many, many more!