Exhibition: Gail Brodholt – The Art of Travel

Location: For Arts Sake, London

Date: Until 3rd July 2017

Details: This fabulous retrospective of Gail’s linocuts from the past 15 years will include rare works along with new or special edition works and coincides with the launch of Gail’s new book ‘Art of Travel’. Gail Brodholt depicts the London transport network and the journeys made across the city on tubes and trains and has an expert eye for composition and colour. Gail is best known for her coloured depictions of tube platforms and railways stations in multi-coloured linocut. Londoner’s will recognise many of the scenes depicted and local visitors will be delighted to see Ealing Common tube station featured in her print, Queen of The Suburbs. Gail Brodholt is a leading printmaker of contemporary urban landscapes. Using a subtle but rich palette, she displays an expert eye for composition, draughtsmanship and colour. She was born in South London to immigrant parents, her father Norwegian and her mother from Trinidad. Her work is concerned with journeys, both actual and temporal, providing an outsider’s narrative on present day London which is tinged with a certain nostalgia for the railways and tube trains. Human activity is there but often concealed from sight, the people anonymous. Often, only the setting alludes to the possible presence of people within the scene. Gail’s work has a technical, draughtsman-like quality, yet underneath there is always a strong element of emotion.

Image credit: Gail Brodholt