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.
I’m getting ready to show work in this year’s E17 Arts Trail. I will be exhibiting a selection of work from the Violence of Flowers in the castle pub and will be bringing a portfolio of the remaining pieces on Thursday 8th for the private view. You will be able to pick up trail guides at the Castle Pub to see make your way around the 130 or so exhibitions which form the E17 Trail!!
Thanks to those of you who managed to come along to the preview in Leytonstone where the mural drawing undergrowth was displayed last week- if you were unable to make this show I do hope you’ll be able to join me on the 8th of September for a few drinks!
Also available at the castle will be a collection of postcards and giclee prints of work available to buy from £5 to £75 – Hope to see you during the Trail –
if you can’t make the show and are interested in the work, or prints they are of course available here.!!
Went round to hang the work today for the violence of flowers preview this weekend. I have decided on 7 new floral pieces of work which after the preview will be transported to the Castle in Walthamstow to be shown as part of the E17 Art Trail. I have ommitted the portrait pieces from this show as I think they seem disjointed from the series of work ..
Also this week three new pieces of work have been requested from Opus Gallery based in Newcastle. The pieces are Find Yourself, Envy and Revive. 2 of these pieces have not been shown before and this is also the first metre square drawing of mine that has been exhibited, if you would like to see more detailed images of the work there is a handy preview over at the Opus website – you can view it here
Also newly installed in the Art Republic gallery is the lightbox installation – Flower of Life – based upon the geometric pattern, this double sided drawing can now be seen pulsing in the basement of the soho store, the piece is accompanied by the drawing Quill – the link being that both pieces reference the work and life of Da Vinci.
Lots of exciting things happening around the studios and also in other parts of Leytonstone – plans aren’t 100% secured yet but hopefully we will be able to spill the beans on a new project soon…. watch this space
Good day in the studio yesterday – after collecting work from the Contemporary Romantics show I got back in the studio just before the heavens opened and finished off a new piece of work.. was a strange drawing experience and one of the more ‘automatic’ drawings I have carried out recently. Thought I would post it to the blog as I haven’t decided whether it fits with the series ‘Violence of Flowers’ but maybe it works because it is so different to the others. Most importantly it was a really euphoric experience making the work and I’m keen to share it so here it is!