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Jealous Gallery exhibition at the Cock’n’Bull Gallery, London.

David Franchi – Saturday, 28th February 2015.

Charming Baker, It is My Heartfelt Desire to Improve But I Never Do it, co. Cock’n’Bull Gallery © Jealous Gallery

Charming Baker, It is My Heartfelt Desire to Improve But I Never Do it, co. Cock’n’Bull Gallery © Jealous Gallery

The out of the ordinary exhibition “Jealous take over CNB Gallery” sealed the deal between the two galleries of London.

Between the Jealous Gallery and the CNB Gallery, collaboration was expected. They are located close to each others, and they are friends in real life. They share the same passion in helping emerging artists. They like to simplify the conventions of traditional art environment.

Rebecca Lidert, director of Cock’n’Bull gallery: “I went to see Jealous Print Studio around the corner from CNB Gallery where I walked up the windy staircase to one of the most vibrant and energetic working spaces I’ve seen. The whole life and soul of Shoreditch seemed concentrated and compressed into this space.”

Throughout the exhibition, a printing press was set up in CNB Gallery, where, on the opening night, Jealous invited members of the public to help demonstrate the art of screen printing.

A vibrant exhibition “Jealous takes over CNB Gallery” showed some of the most exciting and recent prints of the gallery, an interesting ‘Golden Eagle (Diamond Dust Edition)’ by Dave White, the series of works of Rugman on David Bowie and Madonna, the classic ‘LOVE’ by Robert Indiana, and the Russell Marshall print ‘Elvis Gun… Cheque – Silver’.

Jealous is a well-established contemporary screenprint studio, gallery and publisher. They are based in Shoreditch, the innovative East London’s area, and Crouch End. Their production approach is to collaborate with many different illustrators, graduates and established artists. Their works can be found in prestigious museum and galleries, including national (Tate Modern, Eyestorm, Scream Editions, Outline Editions, Selfridges, The Imperial War Museum, The Victoria and Albert Museum) and international (Melbourne, Paris, Los Angeles, Cape Town, New York, Berlin).

“After a chance meeting, and discovering a mutual passion in supporting emerging artists, screen printing and having a good time, Jealous and CNB Gallery are delighted to be working together for the first time in January.”, said Dario Illari, Director of Jealous Gallery.

A particular interesting event was on 12th February – a decadent Valentines celebration. The CNB Gallery organized a three course HIX menu, as part of a melting installation from the centre of the room to your plate, against a backdrop of Jealous editions. It was a ‘sensory dining experience’, visually directed by artistic duo and HIX Award finalists, Beast & Burden. The event converted the subterranean art space from gallery to pop-up restaurant, surging with sickly sweet opulence and featuring melting sculptural interiors set amongst artwork from Jealous. Each diner received a stunning screen print from Jealous Gallery signed Danny Augustine.

“Jealous take over CNB Galleryexhibition was at the Cock’n’Bull Gallery, Shoreditch, London, from 16th January until 28th February 2015.

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