EDWARD Grant's exhibition at the New School House Gallery, Peasholme Green, York, is being accompanied by a pop-up café bar.

"After the success of our first weekend pop-up café, we continue to re-imagine the gallery as a relaxed social space and will be open from 10am to 4pm, Wednesday to Saturday, until August 12," says gallery co-director Robert Teed.

"Edward Grant's art is on the walls, and you can enjoy a selection of teas, coffee, homemade cakes and Fentimans soft drinks to accompany your cultural enjoyment."

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Artwork by Edward Grant

After graduating from Leeds College of Art, Grant is exhibiting his latest body of work, When The Image Is New, The World Is New, mostly completed in 2017 while he maintained a studio at the School House Gallery.

"Edward’s dynamic practice draws on influences as diverse as the classic sci-fi genre, the female form, modernist sculpture and architecture, ‘degenerate art’ and Abstract Expressionism," says Teed.

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The pop-up cafe at The New School House Gallery

"He employs techniques such as the use of thick brush strokes, applying oil paints directly from the tube on to the canvas and painting quickly. This is done in the effort to communicate a state of mind at the precise moment of working the paint."

As Grant explains: "I want my use of bright colour and varied texture to encroach into the viewer’s environment. The work is part of an ongoing series inspired by sculptural forms, the human psyche, the semi-conscious and imagery from dreams."