DANNY POCKETS: Houses of the Holy
Solaris are very proud to present a bold re-staging of the late artist Danny Pockets’ exhibition The Houses of the Holy, which took place at the Royal Albert Hall in March 2018. The show will feature limited edition prints of Danny Pockets’ work, proceeds from the sale of which will go to St. Michael’s Hospice. Based in St Leonards-on-Sea, St Michael’s Hospice provides high quality, responsive palliative care and bereavement support, and works collectively with others to improve end of life care for all.
Danny Pockets’ work is an aggregation of forms and ideas that transcends the material from which it is constructed. Employing a variety of media from paint on canvas, recycled materials, acrylics, and chinagraph through to sound and light, Pockets’ art emerged from his highly developed studio practice.
In 1995, responding to a perceptible change in the urban landscape around him, Danny began ‘Congregation’, a series of paintings of shopfronts, abandoned amusement arcades, fairground rides and chip shops. Emerging from this series are the ‘Houses of the Holy’ paintings: music venues, dancehalls and clubs. These are Pockets’ best known works, his tribute to the cathedrals of our rock ’n’ roll heritage that have dramatically helped to shape the modern world; the rapidly disappearing, iconic landmarks at the heart of our culture and the places of magic and legend.
• Private View Saturday 7th September, 6pm to 8pm. Exhibition Open Tuesday to Friday, 1pm to 6pm, and Saturday, 10am to 6pm.
• Solaris Print, 76 Norman Road, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN38 0EJ. Exhibition runs until Saturday 5th October. For more info go to solarisprint.co.uk
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