An exhibition of works by Londoner Ed Gray opens this Tuesday at the Crypt Gallery, St Pancras Church. It runs until 22 December and is open 10am–6pm daily, with a private view on Thursday 15 December, 6.30–8.30pm. See the links for more information.
From the exhibition invitation:
Gray is a chronicler of London who has painted the evolving story of London life over many years. Inspired by the hurly-burly of Hogarth’s London, Gray’s mission is to unearth the passion and energy of the city by sketching London souls and preserving their precious interactions on canvas to share with the viewer.
Lovers, fighters, workers, gossips, carousers and the broken and damaged spill from the street to the pages of his sketchbook and finally onto canvasses that celebrate the industry, passion and drive of actual Londoners and their part in the continuing story of London. St Pancras Church was built in 1820, and if you listen carefully, you can almost hear the whispers of London souls from days gone by.
The artist has deftly captured the gritty minutiae outside King’s Cross station – no bad thing.