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Mushroom Works: Quite The Character

August 15, 2009

Today I headed down to the Mushroom Works to check out there latest exhibition, which is a celebration of illustration and comic book art.

What the Mushroom Works have to say;

An exhibition celebrating illustration and comic book art.

All too often illustration is taken for granted through our day-to-day interaction with printed and online materials. This Summer Mushroom Works is dedicating its gallery space to celebrating illustration, showcasing character based images from illustrators working across the UK.

The show will feature, amongst others new work from several NE based illustrators and comic book artists including The Cloud Commission, Jack Fallows, and Lucy Hammond as well as work by NE based illustrators’ group Set of Drawers.

Illustration is fast becoming a very trendy form of art. Whilst art is often for ‘art for art’s sake’, its (often overlooked) cousin, illustration is there to serve a purpose.
Mushroom Works Gallery will showcase the work of artists and illustrators who bring pages to life though their use of lines, colour, text and imagination. Quite the Character will explore this art form, offering the audience a tour of the process from concept creation to the final reproduction of the image.

There was a lot of great work was on display, but unfortunately I was only able to photograph the work of two artists.

The Cloud Commission

I am a big fan of this guys work and it was nice to see his work in a gallery, rather than purely on the street. But as always, the work was excellent. His exhibited work consisted of small prints and originals; displayed on a chalk board and through two large hanging paper installations.

Jack Fallows

I really liked this guys work, having not seen or heard of him before. His characters and ideas were spot on and right up my street. He even had homemade comics and postcards. Needless to say i was quite taken with this work.

‘Quite The Character’ runs from the 18th July until the 29th August.

A great little exhibition and I would highly recommend a visit.

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