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Alastair Gordon exhibits ‘The Feet of Those’ at the Nunnery Gallery from 24th September

Alastair Gordon exhibits ‘The Feet of Those’ at the Nunnery Gallery from 24th September

John Jones client Alastair Gordon is set to exhibit The Feet of Those at Bow’s the Nunnery Gallery between 24th September and 4th October. The Feet of Those has been commissioned by London City Mission, a Christian charity that mentor the capitals ostracised communities, to celebrate their 180th anniversary.

Alastair Gordon documented the shoes of 70 workers from the charities team so the commission reads as a collective portrait or inventory. The paintings form a Cabinet of Curiosities, or contemporary museum exhibit, which provide an overview of the charity. Gordon uses a traditional painting method developed in the 1600’s called Trompe l’oeil in order to create the optical illusion that depicts the shoes in three-dimensions. He also leaves parts of the artist surface empty so the shoes appear to be resting on a wooden floor.

The particular artist surfaces selected for this commission were produced by the talented craftsmen at John Jones. They are made from high quality Redwood Ply specifically selected for its interesting grain. It is supported with Kiln Dried FSC regulated tulip wood, a low emission hardwood which has very few knots to prevent splitting. The artist grounds were soft sanded to create a smooth flush surface suited to Gordon’s artistic approach.

Find out more about Alastair Gordon’s practice via his website and our past case studies

For more information on the London City Mission click here

And to find out about the Nunnery and Bow Arts Trust follow this link

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