For many musicians, their talents stretch beyond the realms of recording and this inspired Gengahr’s Hugh Schulte to host a week long art exhibition at Hackney’s A-Side B-Side Gallery. ‘A Collection Of Artworks’ sees Schulte’s own works, many of which feature as the band’s album artwork, displayed alongside pieces from alt-J’s Thom Green, Bombay Bicycle Club’s Ed Nash and Laurie Vincent, the bassist of Slaves.
Speaking about his motives for hosting the exhibition, Hugh said ‘Ed and I went to college together so it’s something we have been thinking about doing for a while. I’m also a massive fan of Thom and Laurie’s art and felt it was too much of a lovely coincidence that I have gotten to know all these guys who paint alongside their musical careers. I feel their work is under acknowledged and after a few late night conversations we all agreed it’d be a really nice thing to do. I’m looking forward to their artwork being centre stage for a week’.
We went along to the exhibition and you can see all the pieces below, including our favourites from each artist.
Ed Nash – Bombay Bicycle Club
Esme / Harry
Laurie Vincent – Slaves
Cacti Club / Cactus Study / Silk Purple / Say Something Please
Say Something Please
Hugh Schulte – Gengahr
Untitled / Bathed In Light / She’s A Witch / A Dream Outside
She’s A Witch
Thom Green – alt-J
Pot / Plane
Gengahr’s debut album A Dream Outside is available to buy or download here.
Photos by Daisy Lester
Words by William Castile