A rare solo exhibition of football-inspired paintings; Caroline Coon reshapes the world in her image.
As a hippie in 1960s London, she rebelled – hard – founding a charity to fight for young people arrested on drug offences. In the 1970s she managed The Clash and documented the birth of punk in Melody Maker, defining the voice of a generation, all the while berating them for any slights of misogyny or bigotry. Whatever system she found herself in, she kicked against it, over and over again, until it better fit her world view.
And the whole time – quietly, secretly – she painted. Now, her work is finally finding the audience it has always deserved, and we’re incredibly lucky to be hosting the first exhibition of her ongoing ‘Arena’ series. These paintings, made between 1989 and 2020, celebrate the fierce beauty of competitive sport, with football at its core.
Special all-day launch event with the artist on Saturday 5 December 12-7pm.
Exhibition runs until Saturday 6 February 2021.
Gallery open by appointment Thursday to Saturday from 11am-6pm.