Friday 7 to Sunday 9 May 2021
The Hull Room, 1b Saltoun Road, Brixton, London SW2 1EN
Escape into Colour was a pop-up exhibition of new work by three of Gala Fine Art’s painters – Lucinda Metcalfe, Dan Parry-Jones and Lucy du Sautoy (Dawn Beckles was featured in the printed catalogue but withdrew). Prevented from being held as planned in London in November 2020 because of lockdown, the exhibition was previewed on this website for one weekend for mailing list subscribers only. It finally took place in real life from Friday 7 to Sunday 9 May 2021 and featured a selection of brand new paintings by Lucinda, Dan and Lucy as well as work from the catalogue.
Because escaping to sunnier climes is no mean feat at the moment, we decided it was time for an injection of hot colour into our lives, in the form of vibrant original paintings. These three artists’ colour palettes are a tonic for the soul and are sure to lift your spirits in these challenging times. For this selection of artists, colour has many different meanings and purposes: they are an extension of the emotions; they are reminders of the past; they evoke society’s obsession with seeing the world through filtered digital images; they convey the sweltering heat of an LA summer by day and by night; they represent the reassuring glow of city lights illuminating the darkness; and they transport us to a lush English country garden in springtime.