This Wednesday (5th March) is the Private View of Mixology, the current exhibition at Orso Major. Mixology is a collaborative exhibition showcasing five artists represented by the gallery. Orso Major specialise in “beautiful, collectible art with a focus on mixed media” and Mixology is a fantastic chance to see just this.
One of the five exhibiting artists, Janet Brooke, uses linocut printing to reinterpret iconic views of Canary Wharf as well as Sir Christopher Wren’s churches in the City of London. Instead of using timeless and iconic images, another of the Mixology artists, Adrian Bannister uses the same print technique but produces work on newspaper to reference the economic climate and other current issues.
Kimm Stevens’ goes further afield for inspiration. Stevens’ drawings focus on the changing light that falls on the beautiful Scottish landscape. But it is both Emerald Dunne and Teresa Paiva that provide the vivid colour for Mixology in two different forms. Paiva’s series Birds of the Neurotropics draws from the depiction of birds on Brazilian playing cards and Dunne’s work moves away from the figurative and creates bright canvases which provide an explosion of colour amongst the works at Mixology.
Mixology is currently being shown at Orso Major, details of the gallery can be found here.
The Private View is at the gallery on Wednesday 5th March from 6pm-8.30pm.
Header image: Canary Wharf – Worms Eye View (detail) by Janet Brooke. Further details available on Orso Major’s website.