Looks like she has recently exhibited at the Pertwee, Anderson & Gold gallery (part run by the actor Sean Pertwee). The gallery launched in February this year, and looking on their site they already have an impressive portfolio of artists (including my personal favourites, Alistair Mackie and Kate Mccgwire) The gallery is open Monday to Friday, 11-4pm & Saturday 12-5pm so next time you're in Soho have a look.
11 October 2011
Browsing through the interwebs i came across these brilliant sculptures by Nancy Fout. Her work reminds me of Salvador Dali's 'Lobster Telephone', putting together two seemingly unrelated objects, leaving the viewer to interpret the meaning.
7 October 2011
Here are some photos from the latest Tessa Farmer exhibition at Viktor Wynd's Little Shop of Horrors. I've featured Tessa's work a fair amount on this blog previously so it's great seeing how her work has evolved from show to show. Tessa has created a rich and diverse world, populated by macabre fairies that are trying to take control of the animal kingdom. It seems with each new exhibition the fairies are constructing larger, more ambitious flying machines. The addition of a large swan to this new installation is a striking play with scale, i look forward to seeing what the next show will bring.
The 'Coming of Fairies' exhibition runs until the 30th October, so if your in the area pop in and have a look. If you want to see more photos from the show you can have a look on my Flickr account here.
2 October 2011
Last Sunday we headed over to the Chance Street to attend the Pyschedelic Sundaze event hosted by the Idea Generation gallery. The current exhibition is a major retrospective of the sixties work of Nigel Waymouth, including works created with Michael English as part of the British design duo Hapshash & the Coloured Coat. During this short 18 month burst of creativity they created the now iconic psychedelic posters for the London underground music venue the UFO club.
First up we had some readings from Michael Horovitz and his son Adam, it was a real treat to hear this legendary British beat poet perform. The life and energy in his performance was captivating and it was great to see this energy carried on through in the work of his son Adam Horovitz.
Finally Nigel Waymouth took to the stage for an interview and Q&A session. It was really interesting to hear time talk about designing the posters during the late sixties, the influence of the Aesthetic movement in his work and the genuine desire to get colour, life and technicolour back into London. Nigel Waymouth and Michael English helped create a new visual language for poster design, having the type as image meant legibility was secondary, it was designed for the enjoyment of their generation.
Feeling inspired i bought the book '200 Trips from the Counterculture - Graphics and Stories from the Underground Press Syndicate' which has a fantastic collection of underground magazine of the period. More photos from the event and the book can be seen on my Flickr account here.
For those who haven't been to the Little shop of Horrors on Mare Street, it's a fantastic curiosity shop with an amazing collection of objects ranging from taxidermic flying cats to a collection of used condoms believed to belong to the Rolling Stones circa 2003.
You can spend a good hour looking through all the strange items on show and still not see it all. At the moment i'm banned from buying any more items from the shop until we've moved into our new house, but i've already got my eye on a few new future pieces.
If you want to learn more about the Last Tuesday Society you can visit their site here, they curate a host of talks, lectures and events that are always worth seeing. There are also a lot more photos of the shop on my Flickr account here.
It's also great to see they currently have a Tessa Farmer exhibition in the shop, the exhibition runs until the 30th October so make sure you take the chance and go down there. I'll post up photos from that later in the week, although if you can't wait the photos are already in my Flickr pool here.
1 October 2011
Last Friday we headed over to the V&A Late to check out the Power of Making exhibition. put together by both the V&A and the Crafts council, the exhibition presents an eclectic selection of over 100 exquisitely crafted objects. After a few tasty Bombay Saphire cocktails we hit the exhibition space and were immediately overwhelmed by the sheer spectacle of it all. The variation and imagination in all of the works was a delight to see, seeing the mastery of the materials used in each piece was very impressive.
The show runs until the 2nd January, so you've still got a bit of time to make it down there. If you want to see a few more pictures they're up on my flickr set here, as you'll see i was quite taken by the wooden installation at the front of the V&A (took far too many photos)