Friday, 22 January 2021

Harry Pye Vs The Indiscipline of Painting

 



Harry Pye says: 'The Indiscipline of Painting' was an exhibition that took place at Tate St Ives in 2012. As a lock down project I will be looking at paintings that featured in the show and making my own versions of them. In the photo above I'm holding my funsize version of "Eggs" by Andy Warhol." (photo by Helen Smith)

 


Above: The exhibition catalogue from the Indiscipline of Painting show. which featured International Abstraction from the 1969s to 2012.

Wednesday, 2 December 2020

Mikey Georgeson et Le Documents: John Lennon Is Not Dead

In July 2020 Mikey Georgeson, Andrew Petrie, Harry Pye, Paul Speare and Chris Tosic met up at Sean Read's Famous Times Recording Studio.

 Among the tracks they recorded was, "John Lennon Is Not Dead" (written by Georgeson & Pye.)A rough mix of the song features on a You Tube video which you can see: HERE

"John Lennon Is Not Dead" was an exhibition that took place during October 2020 at London's Stash Gallery. The exhibition was an unofficial celebration of the 80th anniversary of Lennon's birth. 80 esteemed artists contributed a work. The artists were; Magda Archer, Julie Bennett, Gordon Beswick, Kirsty Buchanan, Louise Camras, Bula Chakravarty Agbo, Billy Childish,  Jackie Clark, Emma Coleman, Jerry Dammers, Chalkie Davies, Ben Dickson, Sarah Doyle, Tinsel Edwards, Kevin Eldon, Hunt Emerson, Nat Foreman, Tine Frellesen, Christian Furr, Mikey Georgeson, Peter Harris, Kyle Hawkins,  Georgia Hayes,  Dan Hedley, Sadie Hennessey, Alice Herrick, Russell Herron, Marguerite Horner,  Tony Husband, Kim James-Williams, Fabienne Jacquet, Jasper Joffe, Corin Johnson, James Johnston, Dominic Kennedy, Phil King, James Lawson, David Lock, Peter Lloyd, Cathy Lomax,  Bob London, Lee Maelzer, Jo Mama, Jules Mann, Josie McCoy, Mark McGowan, Hugh Mendes, Mattia Milan, Richard Arthur Mittens, John Moore, Kate Murdoch, Klarita Pandolfi Carr, Molly Parkin, Sophie Parkin, Joseph Paxton, Harry Pye, Clare Price, Liz Purchase, Max Reeves, Micheal Restrick, Alli Sharma, Adrian R. Shaw, Rowland Smith, Duglas T. Stewart, Uzma Sultan, Liesel Thomas, Kath Thompson, Chris Tosic, John Turnbull & Sandra Turnbull, Twinkle Troughton, James Unsworth, Francis Upritchard, Natasha Vassiliou, Julian Wakeling, Loretta Wall, Edward Ward, Vanessa Winch, Leonie Woods, Bonnie Wong, Rose Wylie, Agnieszka Zapala. 


The exhibition’s curator Harry Pye explains the title of the show he said: “Some people believe you die 3 times. The first time is when your heart stops beating, the second time is when they put you in the ground, and the third time is when everyone stops saying your name.  I still turn to John Lennon when I need cheering up or feel in need of inspiration, and because I’m not the only one, I feel it's reasonable to say, John Lennon is not dead.” 


(Credits) Above: Mikey Georgeson (Lead vocals, Bass and piano)Graham Carlow (Drums),


Above: Andrew Petrie (Bass, Organ). 

Above:Producer Sean Read with Paul Speare (Tambourine)and Kevin Eldon (Lennon impersonator). The backing vocals were by most of those just mentioned plus Chris Tosic and Harry Pye. 

Sunday, 8 November 2020

SMILE: A Group Show At The Stash Gallery

 

Smile
"An antidote to the January Blues"
Artists "penciled in" for the Smile show (so far) are;
Abi Aldridge-Apaza,


John Peter Askew, (see above)
Gordon Beswick (see above)


 
Sasha Bowles (See Above)
 Joshua Clinton,
 Stuart Cumberland (see above), 
Nat Foreman(see above)

Mikey Georgeson,(see above)
 
Rosie Gibbens (see above),
 Lauren Hill,
 Ignacio Miranda (see above),
Doctor Morganico (see above)
Corin Johnson,
Peter Jones (see above),

Katya Kan (see above),
Phil King (see above) 
Cedar Lewisohn, Peter Lloyd,
David Lock,Jo Mama (see above),
 Bruce McLean, 
   Aimée Neat(See above)

Max Reeves (see above) 

Adrian R Shaw (see above),


 Helen Smith (see above),
Duglas T. Stewart (see above)
Gabriella Svenningsen (see above)

Geraldine Swayne (see above) 
Paul Tecklenberg,(see above)
Anna Titov,
Chris Tosic, 

Gav Toye (see above),
 Natasha Vassiliou,
Loretta Wall, 
Leonie Woods,
(Above): Agnieszka Zapala
(Above:) Vanessa Winch

The Stash Gallery is part of a private member's club called Vout-O-Reenee'sThe address is:  Vout-O-Reenee's, The Crypt, 30 Prescot St, E1 8BB.  (Nearest Tube: Aldgate East (use the Leman Street exit).

Saturday, 31 October 2020

Issue 11 of Le Document comes out on the 15th of November

 

Above: Photo of the Month by Olivia Milani



Above: Book of the Month: Brian Griffin's Black Country Dada

Above: Pet of the Month: Russell


                                           Above: Drawing of the Month: Estelle Woolley


Above: Album of the Month: Micko & The Mellotronicks


Above: Artist of the Month: Phil King



More news very soon

Wednesday, 21 October 2020

Autumn Art Market at Vout-O-Reenee's

Snap Up Some Art Bargains This Saturday at The Artist Art Market...
Above: Framed YoYo Print by Chris Tosic

Above: Framed Badge of Peace print by Chris Tosic

Above: Affordable Bird Painting by Harry Pye

Above: "Jesus Loves You" (One) by Harry Pye
Above: "Jesus Loves You" (Two) by Harry Pye


This coming Saturday Harry Pye and Chris Tosic will be sharing a stall at the Autumn Art Market. Please come and visit us and catch the final weekend of the John Lennon Is No Dead exhibition in The Stash Gallery.
Under tier 2 art business is allowed to continue in an appropriately distanced manner. Please purchase a £2 ticket on eventbrite as numbers are limited.
Artists: Alice Herrick, Carson Parkin-Fairley, C.A. Halpin, Harry Pye & Chris Tosic, Joseph Sakoilsky, KeelerTornero, Mai Sanchez, Mandee Gage, Michael Coles, Paul Sakoilsky, Roberta Dolinska. (The Autumn Art Market is curated by Alice Herrick).



 Directions: The address is:  Vout-O-Reenee's, The Crypt, 30 Prescot St, E1 8BB. When you get to Aldgate East the exit you want is: Leman Street. You walk down Leman st for almost 5 minutes, and then, turn right into Prescot Street. Walk down Prescot Street for about 3 minutes. You’ll see a Premier Inn, The Stash gallery is in a Crypt (next to the Premiere Inn). They sometimes put Xmas lights on to make it more findable. You have to walk down steps and press a buzzer. 

Thursday, 1 October 2020

Please book to see the 'John Lennon Is Not Dead exhibition' at The Stash Gallery

 

Press Release: 

John Lennon Is Not Dead 

Venue:The Stash Gallery, Vout-O-Reenees, the Crypt 30 Prescot Street, London, E1 8BB 

The show opens on Friday 2nd Oct and closes on Monday 26th Oct. 

You can make an appointment to see the show Between Tues - Sat 5pm till 10pm) by calling Sophie Parkin on 07753702910  


Above: painting by Micheal Restrick

 John Lennon Is Not Dead is an exhibition for people who love a twist of Lennon. It's a show organised by Lennon fans for Lennon fans. The 80 FAB artists in the show are...

Magda Archer, Julie Bennett, Gordon Beswick, Kirsty Buchanan, Louise Camras, Bula Chakravarty Agbo, Billy Childish,  Jackie Clark, Emma Coleman, Jerry Dammers, Chalkie Davies, Ben Dickson, Sarah Doyle, Tinsel Edwards, Kevin Eldon, Hunt Emerson, Nat Foreman, Tine Frellesen, Christian Furr, Mikey Georgeson, Peter Harris, Kyle Hawkins,  Georgia Hayes,  Dan Hedley, Sadie Hennessey, Alice Herrick, Russell Herron, Marguerite Horner,  Tony Husband, Kim James-Williams, Fabienne Jacquet, Jasper Joffe, Corin Johnson, James Johnston, Dominic Kennedy, Phil King, James Lawson, David Lock, Peter Lloyd, Cathy Lomax,  Bob London, Lee Maelzer, Jo Mama, Jules Mann, Josie McCoy, Mark McGowan, Hugh Mendes, Mattia Milan, Richard Arthur Mittens, John Moore, Kate Murdoch, Klarita Pandolfi Carr, Molly Parkin, Sophie Parkin, Joseph Paxton, Harry Pye, Clare Price, Liz Purchase, Max Reeves, Micheal Restrick, Alli Sharma, Adrian R. Shaw, Rowland Smith, Duglas T. Stewart, Uzma Sultan, Liesel Thomas, Kath Thompson, Chris Tosic, John Turnbull & Sandra Turnbull, Twinkle Troughton, James Unsworth, Francis Upritchard, Natasha Vassiliou, Julian Wakeling, Loretta Wall, Edward Ward, Vanessa Winch, Leonie Woods, Bonnie Wong, Rose Wylie, Agnieszka Zapala. 


Above: Lennon by Francis Upritchard

John Lennon was born on October the 9th 1940 to mark his 80th anniversary 80 artists have made a work inspired by Lennon’s life and work. John Lennon’s Not Dead will feature; drawings, paintings, photography, and collage. There will also be some specially made music and animation and some surprise performances. Because of social distancing there will be 4 Fab gatherings on the first 4 Fridays of October between 3pm and 10pm, rather than just one big opening party. Interested parties need to contact Sophie Parkin to make an appointment to see the show via eventbrite. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/john-lennon-is-not-dead-tickets-117547835741?utm_campaign=post_old_publish&utm_medium=email&utm_source=eventbrite&utm_content=fullLinkOldEmail

 

Above: Lennon by Mattia Milan

The exhibition’s curator explains the title of the exhibition:   

Harry Pye: “Some people believe you die 3 times. The first time is when your heart stops beating, the second time is when they put you in the ground, and the third time is when everyone stops saying your name.  I still turn to John Lennon when I need cheering up or feel in need of inspiration, and because I’m not the only one, I feel it's reasonable to say, John Lennon is not dead.”  

Above: John Moore with his "Hamburg Throne"

Above: Paintings inspired by Imagine

Above: A drawing by Dominic Kennedy based on Sgt Pepper