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Neil Gall - The Studio: Cover Versions
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Neil Gall
The Studio: Cover Versions

An archive of one hundred and forty seven collaged covers reproduced one to one. Bound as an assembly of manilla board together with two typewritten texts presented as a foolscap folio written by Ruth Lough and Dr. Jon Wood.

The artist Neil Gall has always placed collage, in its broadest sense, at the heart of his artistic practice. The collages that comprise The Studio series are a distinct body of work made from the covers of the influential art magazine of the same name, published in London from 1893 to 1964. They incorporate bold, sometimes jarring colour combinations that, although formal in concern, touch on many of the themes that were part of The Studio's unique sensibility and content.

Far from didactic, Gall's collages, combining cut and paste techniques with drawing and painting, expand on the vast repertoire of rich imagery for which the publication was renowned. Themes emerge that suggest an oblique form of social commentary—a look at how Britain viewed itself as a continuing cultural force, despite shifting political and social landscapes. Rather than exercises in nostalgia, Gall's contemporary collage works use techniques developed by Dada and Surrealism to nudge editorial didacticism in an open and playful manner.

Neil Gall, born in 1967 in Aberdeen, Scotland, studied at Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen, and the Slade School of Art, UCL, London. His works are placed in the collections of Leeds City Art Gallery, Denver Art Museum, The Morgan Library & Museum, New York, Zabludowicz Art Trust, Aberdeen City Art Gallery, Scotland, David Roberts Arts Foundation, London, Christen Sveaas Art Collection, Oslo and other prominent international private collections. Among his most recent exhibitions are the solo shows The Studio: Cover Versions at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds and Covers and Counterfeits at Metropolitan Art Centre in Belfast. Aurel Scheibler Gallery in Berlin concurrently presents Gall’s fourth solo exhibition 'Against Nature' during Berlin Art Week 2018 this September. Neil Gall's solo exhibition 'Back & Forth' opens in the Artist's House at Roche Court in Wiltshire on 10 November 2018.

Neil Gall is represented by David Nolan Gallery in New York and Aurel Scheibler in Berlin and Domo Baal in London.

Designed by Alex Rich
Published by domobaal editions, 2018
Made by Spectrum, Cardiff
Supported by
Aurel Scheibler Gallery, Berlin and
David Nolan Gallery, New York

34.2 x 27.2 x 1cm

ISBN 978-1-905957-59-0