Thursday, 23 November 2017

Harry Pye's One Day Solo Show: "This Is What I Do"

From 2pm till 9pm On Saturday the 2nd of December there will be a special event taking place at Gallery 64a in Whitstable.
Come to Whitstable in Kent and feast your eyes on new drawings, paintings and collages by Harry Pye. Plus, as an added treat there will be live music from esteemed saxophonist Paul Speare (who will be debuting 2 exciting new pieces)
and
some brilliant banjo playing from the semi-legendary Richard Lamy
Harry Pye studied printmaking at Winchester School of Art (from 1992 to 1995), he was the editor and publisher of FRANK magazine from 1995 - 2000, he was the winner of a Daily Mirror portrait painting competition judged by Gilbert & George, he's had solo shows in both London and Sao Paulo. Harry has made paintings with Gordon Beswick which have been turned into posters for The London Underground. Beswick and Pye have also collaborated on films which have been screened at both Tate Britain and Tate Modern, he recently made an album with the composer Francis Macdonald called Bonjour which got a 4 star review in MOJO for being "odd but good". Harry joined forces with the artist, publisher and entrepreneur Jasper Joffe on projects and exhibitions such as Jasper & Harry's 99p Art Shop which was part of The Other Art Fair. The critic Ekow Eshun was asked to review the exhibition "Joffe et Pye" for The BBC's Radio 4 show Saturday Review. His take on the two man show was: "Intense feelings about love, loneliness and fear, anxiety desire and hope and ambition all come into play into these paintings. Very powerful I thought. What could have been fey, arch or game playing was actually very warm." Six paintings by Harry were featured in The Discerning Eye exhibition at The Mall Gallery in London. Pye's work in this show was praised by Naomi Mdudu of City AM. Mdudu wrote: "The exhibition features exciting pieces from artists including Harry Pye, whose poignant block-colour paintings beautifully capture everyday hope and despair." Harry has curated group shows for Elefest and Deptford X and Glassbox in Paris. His paintings have also been sold to raise money for various charities including: Art Against Knives, Break Through (breast cancer charity), Action For Children, Kids & Co, CARA (Charity for academic refugees), Depression Alliance, and Friends of The Earth. Harry currently divides his time between London and Ramsgate
Above image: "I'm Joan Collins And You're Not" by Harry Pye and Rowland Smith (acrylic on canvas, 2016)
Above image: "It's Good Night Vienna" by Harry Pye and Rowland Smith (acrylic on canvas 2017)
Above image: "Dial P for Pablo" by Harry Pye and Rowland Smith (2016)
Above image: "There's Nothing To See Here" by Pye & Smith (2017)
Above imagEe: "Citizen Cope" by Harry Pye and Sarah Sparkes (2015)
Above Image: "Let's Get It On" by Harry Pye and Rowland Smith (2017)
Above image: "Baroness Chakrabarti" by Harry Pye (2016)
Above image: "The Power of Suggestion" by Harry Pye & Rowland Smith (2011) This Is What I Do is part of "The Oxford Street Showcase" which is a celebration of the diversity Oxford Street in Whitstable has to offer.
Please join us and discover a hidden gem that is part of our amazing town.For more info about the space visit: www.gallery64a.co.uk

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