A new exhibition celebrating York from many different angles is to open on April 12 at Janette Ray Booksellers, Bootham. This exhibition will feature new work from a number of celebrated and successful artists each with personal and established connections to the City of York. These artists will provide an insiders unique, oblique and unconventional spotlight onto the city, offering up to the both residential and non-residential audience a new perspective from which to view the city of York.
The exhibition will include a number of contemporary views of York drawn from unconventional perspectives. Featuring new work from Amy Dennis, Ed Kluz, Mark Hearld, Michael Kirkman and more. Opening to the public on the 12th of April, the pieces in the exhibition are set to coincide with, and compliment the major exhibition ‘Views of York’ which opened at Fairfax House on 1st April 2012. ‘Views of York’ presents historical works from a range of collections, each depicting traditional and celebrated views of York. The exhibition forms part of York Civic Trust’s Celebration of the City in its 800th year.
Janette Ray Booksellers aim to provide an additional element to this ‘Views of York’ exhibition by curating a separate show which will feature contemporary and perhaps more specifically, unconventional views of the city by artists working today. The exhibition will complement the Fairfax House show whilst simultaneously drawing on an earlier exhibition from 1979, held at York City Art Gallery, entitled ‘York Through Artist’s Eyes’. This show included previously commissioned works from the likes of Paul Nash, John Piper and L.S. Lowry.
The contemporary, counter-traditional perspectives of the city of York created for this 2012 exhibition will be displayed for 4 weeks within the bookshop and will be available for sale throughout this period. A private view of the exhibition will take place on the 11th of April from 6 – 8.30pm for all those interested in a first look at York from an untraditional perspective.