Here Comes A City @ Of Cabbages & Kings
Marc Gooderham’s excellent painting of Hackney Cycles, the well-loved shop on Hackney Road, graced the front cover of last November’s Citizen. Gooderham has a knack for choosing places like this in Hackney and East London, familiar spots, and making you feel they’re iconic. His depiction of Dalston Junction (shown on this new show’s poster) has an Edward Hopper-esque way with light, his Wilton’s Music Hall is sketched with the vibrancy of something that could have sprung up in early Hollywood.
As seen in Hackney Cycles, he’s also a talented painter of urban scenes where graffiti totally dominates the street-level, creating a recursive effect where this transient artform is faithfully frozen in time. He’ll be exhibiting limited edition prints taken from his Hackney and Spitalfields series at the Lewis Carroll-quoting Of Cabbages & Kings print gallery and shop in Stoke Newington.