Summer Show 2021
Mappa Mundi Jerusalem
Ewan David Eason
UV treated ink on Hand Gilded 24 Carat Gold leaf
We are delighted to add stunning works by Ewan David Eason in the gallery for our Summer Show. Ewan’s Mappa Mundi series – the title of which comes from the Medieval Latin Mappa, meaning sheet, and Mundi, of the world – has taken inspiration from the study of maps from ancient to modern. A particular reference point is Charles Booth’s 19th century ‘Poverty Maps’ which set out to define levels of poverty or wealth in London, street by street, using a colour coded system. Ewan’s stripping away of words and traditional symbolism echoes Booth’s work, with the solid colour blocks becoming abstract images in themselves. However, rather than defining the landscape as poor, middle class or rich, Ewan’s use of gold, with its sacred and precious quality, instead draws on the egalitarian nature of people.
We are so pleased to announce the addition of two amazing new artists to our portfolio. Both these talented artists wer participated in the recent ArtCan exhibition 'Crossing the Liminal' at the gallery.