5 December - 15 December
A solo exhibition in the basement gallery by John Gathercole, one of the winners of Hundred Years Gallery‘s Open Call 2019, awarded by public vote.
John Gathercole has been working professionally as a painter for many years, selling and showing internationally, including both Tates Modern and Britain. Painting is his first love but initially he found success as the founder of the Kreative Union of Neo-aesthetic Terrorists, an anti aesthetic anti art punk collective that lampooned the art world.
With the Kreative Union he catechized what is considered art, exploring whether art is morally emancipating or socially engaging and what was considered art, as both good and bad, high and lowbrow. Through this they challenged the assumptions of established aesthetic criteria by employing subversive working agendas and disputing the role of the artist in society.
The Kreative Union went on to open a shop/gallery, ‘The Emporium’, in East London which allowed the group to pursue a commercial artistic venture, establishing the Kuntists as a brand and entity by producing a fanzine, clothing range, art gifts and dolls and also forming a band and releasing a CD ‘Art Noises’.
Private View Thursday 5th December 18:30-21:30
The gallery is a 2 minute walk from Hoxton overground station. Alternatively Haggerston station is a 10 minute walk, and Shoreditch High Street station is a 15 minute walk, from the gallery.
Buses: The 149, 67, 243 stop close by on Kingsland Road.
Please contact Transport for London for detailed travel advice tfl.gov.uk.