Sunday, 9 May 2021

Issue 17 of Le Document coming soon


 The May 2020 issue of Le Document will be available here next week. Issue 17 features an interview with Duglas T. Stewart of BMX Bandits about the 30th anniversary of their classic album: Star Wars


There's also an interview with Indie legends; Amelia Fletcher and Rob Pursey who used to be members of much loved bands such as; Heavenly, Talullah Gosh, Marine Research, and Tender Trap, and who are now known as: Catenary Wires.


Le Document's Painting of the Month is 'Bosie' by Fabienne Jacquet

Le Document's Comedian of the Month is: Ivor Dembina
Photo by  Gary Kimmelman 



Le Document's Number of the Month is: 42
Le Document's Badge of the Month is: Hamburglar.

Le Document's Film of the Month is Sound For The Future which is reviewed by Mikey GeorgesonAlso in Issue 17; Photo of the Month by Corin Johnson, Poem of the Month 'May' (written by A K Blakemore) selected by Rochelle Roberts, Movie Star of the Month (Jodie Foster) selected by Jo MamaAnd finally, Le Document's Pet of The Month is Winnie Moon (A.K.A. Winston) see below:



Monday, 19 April 2021

Harry Pye's R.A. Summer Show


Harry Pye is curating a group show in Ramsgate at The Front Room Gallery in Bellevue Rd, Ramsgate that will be open to the public between 11am and 6pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between Friday 20th Aug and Sunday 12th of September. 



The title of the show is; "Harry Pye's R. A. Summer Show.At the very top of this post is an image of The Ramsgate Model Village by Sadie Hennessy (Screen print fellow at the R.A.) Aside from Sadie the only artists confirmed so far are; Felicity Allen, Russell Chater, Julia Rogers, Carson Parkin-Fairley and Jessica Voorsanger who are all artists based in Ramsgate. Other artists; John Duffin, Twinkle Troughton, Julian Wakeling and Leonie Woods will also be in the exhibition they are both making new works inspired by Ramsgate. 


This portrait of Ramsgate legend Brenda Blethyn was made by Leonie Woods. The show will also feature works from artists connected to London's Royal Academy such as; Sir Peter Blake, Turner Prize nominee Gary Hume, Jock McFadyen (co-ordinator of The 2019 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition)  and Humphrey Ocean (R.A. Professor of Perspective 2012 - 2020.)


This painting of J. M. W .Turner by Hugh Mendes will feature in the show. Turner often visited Ramsgate and in the late 1700's began exhibiting in the Royal Academy Summer Shows.
Ramsgate artist: Harry Pye's painting, "The Happy Dog Walker" will also feature in the exhibition.
More news soon.


Tuesday, 30 March 2021

Seven Harry Pye Collages made in Lock Down

These collages are all size: A3 and priced at £100 (not including postage and packing)

BELOW: Collage Number 1: "The Yes Men" (SOLD)


BELOW: Collage Number 2: "Everyone Says Hi" (SOLD)


BELOW: Collage Number 3: "Three Cheers For Prince Rahotep" (SOLD)


BELOW: Collage Number 4: "Life Is Good



BELOW: Collage Number 5: "God Is Dead" (Still Available)


BELOW: Collage Number 6: "I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day" (Still Available)


BELOW: Collage Number  7: "Planet Metformin" (Still available)




Get in touch: harry_pye@hotmail.com

Sunday, 28 March 2021

Jo Mama's Movie Star Tributes on the Le Document You Tube Channel

 Jo Mama is an artist whose paintings have featured in shows at galleries and artist run spaces in both London and Kent including; Gallery 64a, The Mainstream GalleryThe A-Side B-Side Gallery, The Stash Gallery and Studio One. Jo is also the film critic for Le Document magazine where each month she writes a profile on a different Hollywood Star. Filmmakers Team Beswick and Pye are currently making a video version of Jo's tribute to Humphrey Bogart. Jo's text will be read by the actor Christopher Strauli. The film's soundtrack will be composed and performed by Francis Macdonald. The film features Bogart inspired artworks by a plethora of the usual suspects... 

Above: Collage by Leonie Woods

Above: Painting by Harry Pye and Rowland Smith
Above: Painting by James Johnston
Above: Artwork by Chris Tosic

Above: Another Artwork by Chris Tosic

Above: Painting by Harry Pye and Kes Richardson

Above: Drawing by Christian Furr
Above: artwork by Harry Pye and Chris Tosic

 Above: Drawing by: Mikey Georgeson

Above: Artwork by Jo Mama


Above: Painting by Harry Pye


More news soon...

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 Art Stick: (photo by Jasper Joffe)


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)

Alice Herrick (See above)
 Lauren Hill,
Kim James-Willaims (see above) 
Cedar Lewisohn (see above)
 Ignacio Miranda (see above),
Doctor Morganico (see above)
Corin Johnson (see above)
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,(see above)

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


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).