Tony Common - Lost in Space
Tony Common’s Show opens at The Stash Gallery on 10th November.
He graduated from Plymouth School of Art in 1961, freelancing as a Book Jacket designer, an illustrator of magazines & LP covers, to an Art Director of Penthouse magazine; embracing London’s ‘Swinging Sixties’ cultural revolution. He went on to design an entire generations look of the world with his art direction in music, films, tv and commercial. The paintings in Lost In Space are poignant and witty reflections of man’s inability to communicate with the important things on Earth. Wrapped up with technology we are all rapidly losing our connection to the magical things like birds, whales and elephants. With our need to explore Space here’s hoping it isn’t because we’ve destroyed everything on Earth leaving only a hovering memory or an Instagram image of what used to exist.