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'I Knew The Bride When She Used to Rock n' Roll (after the Eleanor McEvoy version of the Nick Lowe song)

48" x 36" (122 x 91cm)

This work by Chris Gollon has museum provenance, since it was displayed in the major museum retrospective CHRIS GOLLON: Beyond the Horizon, at Huddersfield Art Gallery (12th Oct 2019 - 18 Jan 2020), and features in the exhibition catalogue, with texts by leading writers including Thurston Moore, Nick Soulsby and Tamsin Pickeral. See our Events page for details, or on our gallery website the Exhibitions page.

Chris Gollon used music in three different ways: simply played in his studio to infuse his work with energy; or, lyrics providing footholds for ideas for images, partially inspiring works directly; or, by a two-way collaborative boundary crossing, working directly with composers, musicians and songwriters. The latter, was a process stemming from his collaboration with Thurston Moore for the ROOT exhibition, at Chisenhale Gallery, London in 1998.

After completing his NAKED MUSIC series of paintings after Eleanor McEvoy's songs (2015-2016), Chris Gollon came across a cover version by Eleanor of the Nick Lowe song 'I Knew The Bride When She Used To Rock n' Roll'. The song had not prompted ideas for images until he heard the cover by Eleanor, after which he began to think about how to depict a woman both young and old. Gollon then attended the wedding of one of his daughter's friends, and noticed how some young women would replace their high heels with trainers to go onto the dance floor. It was then the image started to be both young and old in a single figure. Gollon's skilful use of fine artist's spray paints to depict movement is apparent, as is his mastery of black, against which is silhouetted a champagne still life, which might also be a couple on the edge of the dance floor, the latter which rises up to meet an infinite night.

Having represented Chris Gollon for over 25 years, IAP Fine Art is currently advising on a TV documentary being made on Chris's life and work, to be released in 2024.

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