Black Sheroes Month: Rachelle Romeo
Studio 73 in partnership with Lon-art.org is proud to host the closing event of the Black Sheroes Month programme, which will see Rachelle Romeo presenting her solo show.
Rachelle Romeo is an artist born and raised in London from Mauritian Creole mother and Antiguan father: her work is inspired by her experiences, social interactions and surrounding as a Black British female.
Through the usage of printing processes, painting and embroidery she creates mixed media pieces aimed to establish an emotional connection with audiences.
Women of the Windrush Generation workshop
Rachelle Romeo will also lead an art workshop, during which she will explain the history behind some of the women from The Windrush Generation, while encouraging the audience to create pieces of cross-stitch. After the workshop, Rachelle will create a patchwork with all the pieces made by the participants.
Underway Studio Print Workshops
Underway Studio will be hosting workshops alongside the Printed Spaces exhibition. On Sunday 7th October learn the process of mono-screenprinting and create your own three colour print. In this two hour workshop you will learn the basics of screenprinting along with a short history of this printing method. We will teach you how to use paper stencils to build a layered screen print of your own design. Walk away from the session with your very own unique piece of art.
Tickets are £20 per person and must be booked in advance. This includes all materials. Please note these workshops are suitable for over 14s only.
Underway Studio: Printed Spaces
14 September – 7 October
Opening Reception: 14 September 6.30 – 9 PM
Underway Studio present Printed Spaces, a fully screen printed show exploring the architecture of London’s cultural spaces.
From galleries to music venues, many of these structures have been repurposed over the years becoming part of the fabric that makes up our city. In recent times some of these spaces have come under threat from property developers and new laws. Underway Studio aim to show the importance of these venues today in adding to London’s cultural diversity and rich history.
#73 Lates: introducing Reggy Liu
Becoming. Being Present with Time.
Thursday 23rd – Sunday 26th August
Opening and Performance Thursday 23rd August 7-10 PM
Studio 73 welcomes on board Reggy Liu, and celebrates the brand new collaboration with a pop- up exhibition and an evening of interactive performance.
For her debut at Studio 73, Reggy is presenting “Becoming. Being Present with Time”, an exhibition exploring the journey of the self throughout time, the act of facing the past in order to generate energy for the future and become whoever we want to be. The show comprises of two parts:
– African Inspiration, a series of screen prints which can be interpreted differently according to the viewer’s idea. As separate artworks, they might be seen as different life frames ; as a whole series, the focus shifts on the process of growing and adapting.
– Generating Energy, part of a series of interactive experimental performance series named “Meet Future You and Future Self”. Through the performance the artist donates “courage” or “optimism” to her audience, and invites to face fears in order to make room for a future self.
Photos: Maps Studios
Life in the Deep Blue: Creation out of Rawness
July 6th – August 2nd 2018
Private View July 6th 6PM – 9PM
Studio 73 is delighted to present Life in the Deep Blue: Creation out of Rawness, our summer group exhibition curated by Ivana D’Accico & Miranda Holms.
In May 2018 National Geographic launched an issue named Planet or Plastic, with a powerful cover featuring Jorge Gamboa’s digital illustration Iceberg Plastico which quickly became the symbol of plastic ocean pollution, a matter that is increasingly entering the mainstream view with a rising awareness towards the impact that our habits produce within the environment.
Artists are not immune from this realisation, especially if we consider that they often sought inspiration from naturalistic elements as well as carried a message through their work.
With Life in the Deep Blue: Creation out of Rawness we aim to celebrate this lasting relationship between natural elements and artistic practice, with a special focus on marine aesthetic. Through a wide range of media – from digital illustration to glitch art, including sculpture and fabric print – we want to explore how nature is still a rich source of “raw material” for artists and how they celebrate its beauty.
Artists: Alessandra De Costanzo, Robyn Maybank, Vera Genovese, Priscilla Watkins, Henrietta MacPhee, Julian Fischer, Rosco Brittin, Claire Rudkin, Anthony Peters, Jessica de Salis, Sonia Shomalzadeh, Russell Honeyman, Jo Holt
Ways of Seeing Exhibition and Workshops
1st June – 10th June
Private View 1st June 6pm – 9pm
Collage Workshops 5th/6th/7th June 7pm – 9.30pm
Ways of Seeing is a project by visual artist Eleonore Pironneau, born with a mission of educating in visual language, art interpretation and creativity.
Through visual composition, in Ways of Seeing workshops unique collage artworks reflecting the creators’ views and inspirations are produced, while they gain a deeper insight into the grammar of images.
Studio 73 is delighted to showcase the collages produced in Ways of Seeing workshops in an exclusive exhibition that will run from 1st June to 10th June, and where audiences will have the chance to get involved by taking part in one of our gallery workshops on 5th/6th/7th June.
Underway Studio Mini Takeover
10th April – 22nd April
Underway Studio are an illustration and printmaking collective based in West London. Founded by six graduates as a space to continue working and developing as young designers, the collective work across silk-screen, lino and digital print mediums.
Much of Underway Studio’s work is influenced by architecture, form, texture and colour. Using physical print processes means their visual language is both playful and distinctive, incorporating photography, collage and drawing.
A selection of limited edition prints take-over the gallery windows and racks in this mini exhibition.
And Smile Studio, Toyin Omirin and Jasmin Dwyer
25th March – 8th April
We welcome Viktorija Semjenova (aka And Smile Studio) and Jasmin Dwyer back to Studio 73 along with new talent Toyin Omirin for a show of new prints and original collages.
Viktorija describes her work as being ‘semantically light and always aiming to make people smile’. She has taken a break from the gouache for this exhibition and uses a brush and black ink to create striking portraits and even some local Brixton scenes.
Toyin Omirin brings the colour in her bold illustrations which span portraits to a modern twist on still life.
Caroline Harper and Martin Grover
4th March – 23rd March 2018
Caroline Harper showcases her latest illustrated map ‘Great Trees of London’ celebrating some of the city’s finest specimens. Available as a limited edition screen print with UV ink and hand gilded palladium leaf, this is one very special piece. A selection of her other illustrated maps are also on display.
Martin Grover returns to the gallery with more of his vibrant hand pulled screen prints and more of his humour. Hand painted bus stops towards ‘Waterloo Sunset’ adorn the gallery walls alongside photorealistic prints of classic Tamla Motwon singles and some well loved local scenes.
Exhibition duration: 14th to 29th October 2017
Opening Reception: Friday 13th October, 6 -10pm
Studio73 is proud to present Overstand: Postcolonial Sampler, a two-man exhibition featuring the work of established London based artists Jaykoe and Neil Kenlock.
Jaykoe and Kenlock have created a new dynamic series of collaborative works for the exhibition, which coincides with Black History Month. Jaykoe has sampled and transposed a variety of images of life in Brixton before, during and after the 1981 riot, including Kenlock’s own photography, i.e images of Bob Marley, to create a unique series of mixed media screenprints. The work forms part of the artist’s research for his upcoming solo project, RADIX, about the UK riots in 2011.