New Atom Gallery, Green Lanes
Written by: Sophie Taylor
Guess who’s back / Back again / Atom’s back / Tell a friend.
Damp proofing, plastering, shed building and staircase fitting. We swung by Green Lanes to see the all new Atom Gallery refit and it’s looking mighty fine.
Mark Perronet, ‘gallery owner, artist and possessor of many excellent facial expressions’ has been working hard with new co-owner and screen-printing illustrator chum, Richard Pendry to rebirth Atom Gallery (originally on Stroud Green Road).
The new Green Lanes premise has a basement to be used for printing, while the entire ground floor will become the sexy new gallery space. As Mark says, it has been a long haul to refurbish, using seven skip loads of London clay for the new basement floor alone. But once the renovation is complete, they plan to install a large neon sign and open an all new Atom shop offering a fresh and unusual selection of cards, zines, tees and more.
At the entrance you’ll find a trap door to the basement, which Green Lanes very own glimmer twins are transforming into a glass floor. Non vertigo sufferers can then ogle and peer into the basement, voyeuristically spying on the printing process live.
The building also boasts a beautiful garden-meets-courtyard at the back where you’ll find a huge shed, painstakingly built from scratch to host the screen print exposure equipment and wash out booth. Exciting stuff!
Mark and Richard are hoping to open on the 25th November with a mixed show of prints, mainly focusing on local screen prints with some woodcuts, lino cuts and letterpress.
Keep up to date with the refurbishment here and we’ll see you at the opening!
Atom Gallery, 127 Green Lanes N16 9DA Coming Soon
Photos by Mike Barry
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