‘Gaze’: Contemporary art that incorporates portraits of iconic figures as a means to explore history and culture.
To round off LGBT History Month, Graffik Gallery has commissioned some of today’s best emerging and established artists – gay and straight – to produce portraits of those they believe have been an inspiration to the LGBT community.
From David Bowie and Marlon Brando, to Judy Garland and Captain America, ‘Gaze’ will feature new works by street artists Max Wiedemann, T.Wat, Stik, Don and Alec Monopoly as well as by acclaimed artists including David Shillinglaw, Steve Rosenthal, Gonny Glass, Charlie Anderson and Ian Hodgson.
Francis Taloen, curator of ‘Gaze’ says: “Gaze aims to reach beyond the gay community by getting together gay and straight artists from all walks of life and styles – from traditional portraiture to graffiti, glass and multi-media – while also challenging people’s perception of what actually makes a gay icon – Taking inspiration from movies, record covers and popular culture in general, Gaze will showcase contemporary British art at its best.”
The exhibition will be running at The Collection until 12 March before moving to the Graffik Gallery at 284 Portobello Road, W10 5TE.