This painting is a study on Khadi paper for 'Gimme Some Wine - Male Version' and is from the last series of works on a theme that Chris Gollon painted before his untimely death in April 2017. The 'Gimme Some Wine' series takes its title and partial inspiration from the eponymous song by Eleanor McEvoy, which she wrote for and dedicated to Chris Gollon. The song was also inspired by Gollon's painting 'Dreaming of Leaving' (NAKED MUSIC series), which in turn had taken partial inspiration from the song of the same title, which Eleanor McEvoy co-wrote with Lloyd Cole (from the NAKED MUSIC album, 2016), itself a collaboration with Chris Gollon.
The Gollon/McEvoy two-year exercise in artistic boundary crossing---where one art form is in dialogue with another---began with the NAKED MUSIC series of paintings, album and songbook, and ended with the Gimme Some Wine song and series of paintings. Chris Gollon enjoyed painting on Indian acid-free handmade Khadi paper, since it has such great texture, and absorbed paint in a different way to canvas.
This painting also features in a short film about the Gollon/McEvoy collaboration, which will be launched at the same time as Eleanor McEvoy's new album 'Gimme Some Wine' in 2021.
IAP Fine Art, Monmouth
First exhibited in the 'Gimme Some Wine' exhibition at IAP Fine Art (Monmouth) in March 2017, with a live performance of the song 'Gimme Some Wine' by Eleanor McEvoy.