Mystery Train by Nick Cudworth

Still Life in Rock and Roll

Nick Cudworth

Exhibited from 1 - 23 September, 2012

"Rock & roll was tough, gritty and raw, but it was also the glamorous curves of Jayne Mansfield, the manic showmanship of Little Richard, and all the fun of the fair".

To artist Nick Cudworth, the music of Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry was a blast of wild air that blew away the Derby Hum, the horrible stench that came out of the local slaughterhouse in hot weather.

But no sooner had Nick entered secondary school in 1959 than the music seemed to vanish, Elvis called up by the US army, Chuck sent to prison, Jerry Lee Lewis brought down by scandal and Little Richard forsaking the Devil's music for the church.

In a series of oil paintings, pencil drawings, pastels and limited edition prints, this exhibition captures iconic moments Nick witnessed, in the flesh or in his mind's eye, that strip away nostalgia and reveal the brief but ageless power of Rock & Roll.

The uplifting exhibition is accompanied by a soundtrack of new Rock & Roll music composed by Nick Cudworth and Friends.

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