Tuesday, December 19, 2006
6th January – 13th January 2007
Open Daily: 12pm to 7pm
VENUE: Union Works, New Globe Walk, London. SE1 9EB
Illuminate productions are pleased to present EXIT - The first London solo show of British graffiti artist SheOne - James Choules.
Inspired by abstract typography and expressionism Choules will transform a historical site on the South Bank before its demolition - using bold strokes, emblems and personalised shorthand; a style that has won him acclaim for its quietly dramatic minimalism.
SheOne began making graffiti in his teens and went on to become an influential part of the 80’s graffiti renaissance. Originally inspired by rock/punk music and spray names on the New York subway, some twenty years later SheOne has received international recognition and proved that graffiti has a place in the contemporary art world.
Union Works, is a historical grade II listed building a disused factory, that also houses the last remaining bear-baiting arena dating from the 1680’s. The site has a unique energy, vast size, temporal structure and historical importance. The building will be demolished when the exhibition ends with the paintings still intact – A film documentary will be made of the destruction.
Private View Friday 5th January 2007, 6.30 till 10pm
Featuring a live-painting performance by SheOne at 6.30 – 7pm and live music.
Late opening – January 13th the final night of the building standing - until 10pm.
Transport: London Bridge Station: BR & Underground (Jubilee & Northern) AT: Union Works, New Globe Walk, London. SE1 9EB