Nightshade hosted in Gallery Two at KK Outlet, brings together new works from artists Emily Forgot, Amy Dover and Alaric Hammond exploring themes of storytelling in contemporary illustration.
The collective graphite drawings, collage and printmaking, produced decisively in monotone, suggest multiple narratives speaking through beguiling acts of violence and animalism quietly masked by childish playfulness, hokum-mysticism and beauty.
Original pieces and small editions of these new works will be made available for sale through KK Outlet and online from April 7th at www.night-shade.co.uk
Emily Forgot is the appropriately curious moniker of London based Graphic Artist Emily Alston. Embracing the odd, the everyday & the sometimes surreal Emily’s playful visual language and image making continues to innovate, evolve and surprise.
Since graduating from Liverpool School of Art & Design in 2004 Emily has amassed a diverse range of international clients from cultural institutions, advertising, retail, publishing & editorial. Alongside these commercial endeavors Emily’s personal work finds fruition in ceramics and print making as she continues to exhibit internationally. In September 2010 Emily launched Local Studio and independent Design company specialsing in Visual Identity, Art Direction, Print and Bespoke Typography.
Inspired by music, poetry and folklore, Amy Dover’s meticulously executed graphite drawings tackle the darker aspects of nature confronting subjects of death, humiliation and deceit common to man, bird and beast in all their devastating beauty.
Since graduating from the University of Northumbria in 2008 Amy has exhibited widely in both group and solo shows nationally, attracting increasing international press.
Self taught Artist and Designer Alaric Hammond first developed his unique illustrative style during his years at INSECT, the infamous London studio founded by Luke and Paul Insect, where his work quickly found a platform throughout all aspects of youth culture producing acclaimed illustration for the likes of DJ Shadow, Levi, Fifty24SF, Archive, Renaissance and MTV to name but a few.
Since Insect’s closure in 2008 Alaric has established himself as both an innovative Image maker, designer/director and consultant., expanding his practice of rigorous experimentation, developing through a wealth of personal work and print-making (CIRALA) and applying his commercial illustration to moving image, notably directing animation and film for BBC2 and MTV promos. Most recently, his consultancy has succeeded in some 12 months in-depth creative direction, working to re-define the rich visual language for Coca-Cola’s entire Relentless product range.