A new exhibition of paintings by Jane Palm-Gold is a celebration of the haunts of music cultures from mid to late 20th century London. It is also a nod to the threat of urban regeneration and corporate redevelopment for future cultures like them.
Palm-Gold took three years to complete the research on this project, which aims to reimagine the atmosphere of venues such as the Roxy Club in Covent Garden and La Guiconda Café in Denmark Street – the hangouts of musicians such as Jimi Hendrix, the Small Faces, Marc Bolan, David Bowie and for groups such as the Clash and Sex Pistols.
Aside from displaying Palm-Gold’s works, the exhibition includes a screening of Posers: The New Romantics, which looks at the King’s Road in 1981. There will also be exhibition talks with the likes of Fiona Cartledge (tonight at 7pm), owner of Sign of the Times, Lloyd Johnson (20 August at 7pm), owner of labels such as Johnson’s Modern Outfitters and La Rocka!, and Palm-Gold herself (26 August at 7pm). All talks will be held at the exhibition venue at 55 Neal Street, Covent Garden.