Beauty Is In The Street
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Beauty Is In The Street

Group Exhibition

Jealous East

03 Feb 2022 — 27 Feb 2022

Jealous Gallery presents ‘Beauty Is In The Street’, exhibiting work that transcends the field of art, imposing on the daily lives of people by prompting them to consider and be challenged by the information provided.

This exhibition includes artwork by a selection of flyingleaps’ artists, as well as Jenny Holzer, Stanley Donwood, Russell Shaw Higgs and protest posters created anonymously by students of the École des Beaux-Arts during the 1968 protests in Paris, loaned from Gerrish Fine Art.​ ​ The exhibition also features a collaboration between Jealous and flyingleaps’ artists street poster project, which began life on 23rd June 2016, the day of the UK Brexit referendum. The selection of posters on display address some of the participating artists and visual activists ongoing concerns regarding the state of the nation. Spoiler alert: it’s not looking all that great.​ ​ Continuing in the spirit of public protest, self declared ‘optimist’ Russell Shaw Higgs’, who has been pasting and graffitiing in the streets since 2013, will be exhibiting his politically driven ‘Pedestrians’, translated into print in the Jealous’ screenprint studio. These new works will be shown alongside Jenny Holzer’s timeless ‘Inflammatory Essays’; originally pasted anonymously on the streets of New York in the 1980s and which still possess the power to provoke with their contradictory views, drawn from the writings from the voices of Emma Goldman, Adolf Hitler, Vladimir Lenin, Mao Tse-tung, Leon Trotsky and more. ​ ​ In conjunction with the exhibition, we will be showing and releasing a new lithographic print ‘Thief’ with prolific artist Stanley Donwood, affirming his mastery of both word and image. ​