Private View for Horace Panter's Art of The Mixtape show
Last night I went to The Proud Archivist in Hertford Road N.1 to see some splendid new Panter paintings.
Art of The Mixtape is a show well worth seeing. In the 1960s Andy Warhol painted the can of Campbell soup and bottle of Coca Cola he had for lunch each day, David Hockney painted a packet of "Ty-phoo Tea" and Peter Blake painted his fave Rock & Rollers and Movie Stars. Horace's work follows in the footsteps of these Godfather's of Pop Art. To Horace, his collection of demo-cassette/mixtapes are ‘repositories of memory’ because they evoke a specific period of music history between the reel-to-reel tape and the compact disc and because music itself, even just a song title, provokes a stirring of memory/nostalgia. Each painting has been researched to serve as an accurate reminder of a great period when bands would take these small pieces of plastic home and listen to what they had recorded that day in the recording studio.
The show runs until the 30th of June and The Proud Archivist is open: Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr,Sa,Su 8:00 am-10:30 pm
If you're a fan of The Specials you may be interested in buying a ticket for an event taking place at Proud on The 16th of June called "Classic Album Sunday" - The debut album by the 2-Tone legends will be played in full and then Horace will then be doing a Q&A
Above: Clare Panter and Horace Panter back to back