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Ian Emes: Ikon Icon 1970s at Ikon Gallery

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by Tammy Facey (subscribe)
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Bright art imitating life
Ikon Galley's Icons Series is a summer exhibition of Ikon's celebrated exhibition over five decades. One of the artists taking part is Ian Eamos - the second artist to feature in the Ikon Icons series.

The series is a programme of five key British artists. Eamos' selected works of 'French Windows' is a visualisation of a track from Pink Floyd's Meddle album. Think pop meets surrealism, in the Seventies.

French Surrealism, Ikon Gallery, art, exhibition
Fun art

Emes' work is colourful, bright and reminds me of photographs my Mom showed me of her teens during the seventies.

What's most striking about this exhibition is that Ikon is paying homage to the work which has shaped British art, and to an extent British culture.

I have to admit, I've never heard of Eamos' prior to this exhibition, but his work has inspired a handful of my friends to throw a 70's house party. Whether that was the intended effect or not, you can't deny his work has impacted society. After all, the saying goes 'art imitates life'.
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Why? For a slice of British culture
When: Every day
Where: Ikon Gallery
Cost: Free entry
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