ART: Jealous Needs You 2016
Written by: Sophie Taylor
Because something good had to come out of 2016.
For all those savvy enough to be reading this right now, you are enviably invited to fine art screenprint studio Jealous Gallery’s private view on 2nd November at Jealous East. Don’t you worry if you’ve already got plans to eat cold Papa Johns and insta-stalk your ex that night, the Jealous Needs You 2016 group show will be returning, prodigal son-esque, to it’s Crouch End hometown next February (after a quick detour to the little known Saatchi Gallery in January).
The exhibition will reveal this year’s portfolio of works from its open submission competition. Jealous Creative Director and illustrator, Jess Wilson birthed the Jealous Needs You (JNY) show in 2011, inviting submissions of artworks with a graphic persuasion to gather up a nifty portfolio of new screenprint editions.
‘Last year, JNY came back bigger and bolder then ever and saw the Jealous Print Studio select and produce beautiful and diverse limited edition screenprints for 48 artists, designers and illustrators, working to a brief of 50 x 50cm, and a maximum of 2-3 colours.’
However, since Jess is a devilishly challenging taskmaster, she changed the brief to 50 x 70cm portrait only this year. No resting on their famous little arthouse laurels. Look out for screenprinted works from big guns Magnus Gjoen, Rob Ryan, Russell Marshall, Toby Montague, Gary Stranger, Mr Penfold, Lucas Price, Joe Webb and more. New talent is heralded as always, making 2016’s Jealous Needs You collection bigger and heavier than ever. I can hear those poor Jealous shelves groaning with perfectly squeegeed talent.
Drop in for the drinks reception on the 2nd November from 6.30pm – 8.30pm at Jealous East space and help them celebrate a year’s worth of established, emerging art and illustration.
Read our interview with gallery owner, Dario here and learn more about the history of Jealous.
Jealous Needs You 2nd – 20th November 2016
Jealous East, 53 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3PT
Private View: 2nd November, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Photos courtesy of Jealous Gallery
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