Looking to October

Started working on some new pieces for shows coming up in October and now planning a solo show which is pencilled in for the 12th of November, here’s some details of what is coming up

Great to be invited to show 3 new pieces of work for the new show Factory Project which opens on the 13th October, curated by Jewel goodby the show pulls together some of the finest names on the street art scene some of which I was lucky to show with at the red bull studios project earlier this year – it looks like it’s gonna be a top show and will feature artwork and live paints from artists including Inkie – Fin Dac – Zeus – Max Wiedemann – George Morton Clark – Ben Slow – Cosmo Sarson – Danny O’Connor – Milo – Joanna Scislowicz – Belinda Frikh – Laura Tinald – Warren Fox – and the good lady herself – Jewel

Been working on a few ideas for the show and I’m gonna throw some fresh approaches and experimental pieces in there along with a recently finished piece from the studio called devoured.. Getting inspiration from other artists in the Studio @ Norlington Road too – so I doth my cap to Fashion Photographer Arta Kane and painter Paul Cummings  and all those craftsman around whose skills range from stained glass specialists to makers of theatrical animatronics Jonathan & Jeremy.

Here’s the latest piece from the studio which will be making its way to The Hospital Club this month..

Finally I will have some new work as part of the opening show at Leytonstone’s Stone Space.  The show – entitled ‘Unwrapped’ is a curated collection of work from local and guest artists responding to the theme unwrapped and features installation, paste-up work, drawings, paintings, model making and sculpture all within an intimate new gallery space just 5 mins from Leytonstone tube… The exhibition opens this Saturday 1st October plus The Stone Space is celebrating the Launch with a private view on the 13th October. Hope you can make it down – back to the studio for me… & some research for a new body of work…

finally a little shout to inkd gallery  in Brighton – you guys really do rock!

Studio Time

It’s been a busy couple of weeks with this project and that project, upcoming shows and opportunities but I’ve neglected the studio so I thought I’d post a work in progress and fill in a little of what shows are coming up in the month of October

Here’s an as yet untitled piece (I’ve got a couple of ideas for the title but undecided yet how it will finish)  I’ve also been filming some work in the studio against my better judgement! but to use as promo for an upcoming show.. I’ve made a video of part of this work in progress which I will be uploading soon.

So apart from planning some work with local community projects, The Stone Space and helping Co-ordinate the Drawing Crowds exhibition with fellow artist El Bedlow, I have prepared work for upcoming shows and been fortunate enough to have work accepted with the following galleries.

Inkd Gallery – a fantastic space down on North Road in Brighton – They have just received ‘uprooted’ and ‘take cover’ (shown below).  I am particularly pleased with the uprooted piece as it represents an area of drawing which I strive to bring into my work but is not something I can force… if you get a chance to pop into Inkd – ask to have a look at the piece – it may be tucked away in a drawer for safekeeping for now but I’m hoping it will grace their walls soon

  
Uprooted & Take Cover – now showing with Inkd Gallery

Opus have requested 4 pieces from the violence of flowers series, the works Crushed, Taunted, Torn and Smother are available online from their website now.

I will be participating in a number of shows coming up in October,

Multiplied contemporary editions fair at Christies with Eyestorm where I will be showing the ltd edition prints of Rose.

Then in mid October I will be showing some brand new pieces at an exhibition at the Hospital Club with West London Art Factory – put together by Jewel Goodby and featuring the following confirmed artists, Inkie / Carne Griffiths / Max Wiedemann / George Morton-Clarke / Ben Slow / Danny O’Connor / Fin Dac / Zeus / Cosmo Sarson / Milo / Warren J Fox / Jewel / Laura Tinald / Belinda Frikh / Joanna Scislowicz /
Then at the end of October I will be showing 6 original pieces with Eyestorm from the Violence of flowers at the Affordable Art Fair @ Hamspstead Heath….

Then there is a possibility of a solo show at the end of Oct too… but I’ll fill in more about that when I know what’s happening.

If you would like any more information about any of the shows or are interested in any of the work just drop me an email to carne@carnegriffiths.com

 

Looking forward to getting into the studio tomorrow!

 

New work from the Studio & Evening Drinks!

Looking forward to tonight’s private view for Violence of Flowers and seeing friends that I have not seen for far too long.  If you can make it along I will be in the Castle from about 6pm – PV runs till they throw us out.

In the studio I have worked on a few new pieces, recently finished are ‘Overgrown’ and ‘Take Cover’ and am working on a new piece which is now nearly complete – will be posting later.

Hope to see you tonight

Private View – Invitation, Thurs 8th September

This Thursday is the preview for Violence of Flowers at the Castle Pub in E17,  I have been in the castle for a couple of days now making sure that the food and the beer is up to standard and can happily report that both are ready for consumption by all.  If you are heading from central London grab the victoria line to Walthamstow – The castle is a 10 minute walk from there.  I have been juggling the work that I will be showing in this show and have finally decided on a set of 7 pieces which reflect the entire collection.  I will also have the other pieces from the show in the portfolio so you will be able to get an idea of the full body of work.

Also starting this thursday – is the official opening of the Cultivate Gallery on Vyner street I will be showing Uprooted alongside some great work from artists Sean Worrall (also Gallery Coordinator), David Agenjo, Infinity Bunce, Steven Rawlings, Emma Harvey, Danielle Hodson, Gaia and  Joanna Rose Tidy.

First Thursday

Great opportunity to show one of my new pieces down at a new space on Vyner Street taken over by Sean worrall and crew and put up with speed for tonights First Thursday! Happy to give some new work an airing just before the E17 trail over in Walthamstow, have chosen to show the piece Rooted.. .  The piece Somewhere is on it’s way to Eyestorm and the piece ‘somewhere else’ may be hanging soon in the Ben Oakley Gallery – Cheers Ben!

think it will be up for only a few days but will be good to get it on a gallery wall. So much going on when it’s First Thursdays – everyone clambering for a prime spot!!

I’m going to be heading over to see the excellent work of Paul Cummings who is also based at the Norlington Road Studios here in Leyton. It’s been a real pleasure to talk to Paul about his large scale Acrylic paintings, and to have my mind blown by his knowledge and application of colour theory and so much more.. Paul is exhibiting in the Exposure Gallery, Soho, which is situated on Little Portland Street . He is showing a collection of charcoal portraits made from studies of friends and taken from mobile phone images – it’s a great collection of work and I’m looking forward to seeing it set up in the space – The PV Runs from 6:30pm to 8:30pm when I’ll be dashing back over to Vyner Street to take in more of the shows there…

 

just enough time to take a snap of some work in the studio and go frame up the uprooted piece.

For those heading east – enjoy first Thursdays