Published: Monday, 10th December 2018

Rochester Art Gallery is delighted to welcome prestigious artists back to Medway. 

 
Laurie Vincent and Daisy Parris met in Rochester as students in 2010 and went on to share a studio and they have maintained a regular collaborative relationship since. Daisy is a full-time artist exhibiting internationally, and Laurie is an artist and one half of punk duo Slaves.
 
Feels Like Forever Ago will showcase both old and new work including some of the artistic duo’s early post-punk iconographical collage style pieces, alongside a whole new body of collaborative work made especially for this exhibition, guest curated by Matt Bray.
 
The newer work heralds an energetic yet more refined approach where everything is kept in a state of flux between chaos and order through careful use of pattern and image. The comforting pastel shades are a pull to the push of symbols like smashed glass and jagged cracks, warning of danger if one should enter this room of the mind.
 
Where the earlier paintings of this duo showed evidence of each player’s hand, this new body of work feels as though from a singular mind: it is difficult to know where one ends and the other begins.
 
A special preview of the exhibition will take place on Thursday, 13 December, from 6.30pm to 9pm ahead of the opening at Rochester Art Gallery on Friday, 14 December. 
 

Witness creativity on your doorstep

 
Cllr Howard Doe, Medway Council’s Portfolio Holder for Community Services, said: “Rochester Art Gallery is a fantastic venue for artists to showcase their work. I would encourage residents and visitors to visit the gallery and witness creativity right on their doorstep.” 
 
Rochester Art Gallery is located inside the Medway Visitor Information Centre in Rochester High Street, admission is free and most of the work, including a limited edition print made especially for the show, will be for sale. The gallery is open between 10am and 5pm Monday to Saturday. The exhibition closes on Saturday, 23 February 2019.
 
For more information search Rochester Art Gallery and Craft Case on Facebook or email arts@medway.gov.uk.
 
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