After ever-increasing national press/media acclaim for his depiction of women, including major features in The Independent on Radio 3's flagship art and ideas programme 'Free Thinking' and an interview with Clare Balding on Radio 2 last year—established British artist Chris Gollon is embarking on a cross-pollination of images and music, or rather NAKED MUSIC. Above is the cover of Eleanor McEvoy's new album NAKED MUSIC, the general themes for which she took partially from one of the paintings by Chris she purchased last year. She's written many wonderful new songs for the album, some co-written with Dave Rotheray (from The Beautiful South) and Lloyd Cole. She sent initial recordings of the new songs to Chris Gollon and invited him to respond in paintings that are interpretations of her songs. The task has been very enjoyable for Chris, but not easy, since his paintings had to be a man’s interpretations of a woman’s thoughts. However, Eleanor loved the first four so much she incorporated them into her album design. After doing mainly only religious paintings for his national touring exhibition to cathedrals last year, Chris Gollon has enjoyed a return to secular subject matter. There will be 25 paintings interpreting Eleanor’s songs in the upstairs gallery, plus a selection of recent paintings in the lower space—making this Chris Gollon’s largest solo show in London for nearly 5 years—so not to be missed!
Eleanor's album launch will take place over two evenings with live performances.
27th January 6.30pm - Last remaining tickets available at £20 per person
28th January 6.30pm - SOLD OUT