Meltdown, Jason Gibilaro solo exhibition At the Royal Commonwealth Club

Exhibition runs from 8 November to 23 December 2010

Monday to Friday 10am-6pm

The Royal Commonwealth Club, 25 Nothumberland Avenue, London Wc2N 5AP

The 29 works featured in this exhibition have been completed over the course of the last four years. It unites work from his New York series, his Social Documentary series and his most recent and ongoing Meltdown project.

His New York series paintings originally set out to concentrate on the differences and similarities between the urban environments of London and New York. As well as documenting elements of the art scene in these two cities. This then later led on to his Social Documentary series where much of the subject matter was based on a social documentation of a particular moment in time around artists and friends at various art events.

The Meltdown series originates when he was he was invited, in 2008, by the Icelandic Artist Association to do an Artist Residency in Korpúlfsstaðir; a former disused diary farm just outside Reykjavik that had been converted into Artist Studios. He was based there until May 2009 where he has produced a body of work based from his experience. Much of the imagery took its focal point around the global banking crisis, which has decimated so many economies around the world, and has had a particular impact in Iceland. He has also produced a series of landscapes observing the natural environment.

Meltdown, 25cm x 35cm, Acrylic and charcoal on paper, 2009
Meltdown 3
Meltdown 2