Tuesday 30 July 2013

Harry Pye's South London Salon

Deptford X is London’s longest running contemporary visual arts festival and has been experienced by over one million people since inception in 1998. It runs from 27th September until the 6th of October.
A seal on the area’s creative credentials” – Evening Standard “Bigger and more international each year” – Time Out “A vibrant festival of contemporary art” – Guardian Guide, Pick of the Week
For this year's festival Harry Pye & his friends are having their own salon. The work exhibited will be from artists with a strong connection to South London. In many cases the actual work will be about South London too. The artists in The South London Salon are:Marie Smith, Cedar Lewisohn, Christopher Owen, Sarah Doyle, Peter Lamb,Howard Dyke, Rowland Smith, Julia Bedford,David Dipre, Liam Newnham, Patrick Morrissey & Hanz Hancock, Edward Ward, Rosalind Davis, Bob London, Klarita Pandolfi-Carr, Sarah Sparkes, Clare Price, Paul Hamilton, Jackie Clark, Giles Kent, Julie Bennett, Paul Wye, Tracey Williams, Zac T Lee, Mikey Georgeson, Marcus Cope,Sinead Wheeler, Mel Cole, Julian Wakeling, and Aleksandra Wojcik. The works will be exhibited at the brand new D.X H.Q on Brookmill Rd (1 minute's walkk from Deptford D.L.R) Note: The following images are intended to give an introduction to the type of work each artist has been making recently - in some cases, the artists will select a different work they feel is more appropriate. The private view for Harry Pye's south London Salon is on Thursday the 3rd of October from 6pm till 9pm.
(Above image: I Will Wait For You Halfway Through The Dark 2012 by Rosalind Davis Oil and embroidery on cotton duck.)
(Above Image: Follow The Locust 2013 by Patrick Morrissey and Hanz Hancock)
(Above drawing Doll Hair 2013 by Mel Cole 35 x 52cm.)
(Above image by Aleksandra Wojcik The Sound of Emptiness)
(Above image: by Zac T Lee Untitled (From the series Plants in Chinese takeaways), 2012-Present.C-type prints, 595 x 750 mm Plants in Chinese takeaways.)
(Image above:Oak Giles Kent)
(Above image by Marie Smith)
(Above image by Jackie Clark Hither Green 2011 Oil on wood.)
(Above image by Bob London )
(Above image by Sarah Sparkes)
(Above image by Mikey Georgeson) More info on the artists can be found here: www.zactlee.com http://www.artselector.com/users/jackie-clark http://www.boblondon.co.uk/ www.sarahsparkes.com http://www.rosalinddavis.co.uk/

Monday 29 July 2013

(Winter Projects) Siggi Hofer and friends in Elephant & Castle

The best art party / event I've been to for ages took place in Elephant & Castle. I liked all the work and enjoyed talking to everyone connected to the project. Hope you like my photos. The text below is from the press release.
Winter Projects proposes a series of one evening shows. The space is run by Mathis Gasser and Sven Sachsalber. Winter Projects is located in the Heygate Estate near Elephant and Castle. The estate is currently being demolished as part of the regeneration of the Elephant and Castle area. Most of the buildings are empty except for a few tenants who resisted eviction so far. Winter Projects is part of a series of adjacent spaces that the Southwark Council is still renting out. These are mostly spaces that contribute to the community in diverse ways. Among our neighbours are artist studios, a karate dojo, an African gospel church, a Turkish community center and a children dance school Saturday, 27 July 2013 dear neal, siggi and markus I have been thinking and talking to all of you individually, and I do have a concrete idea. I would like to organize a little one-evening show with all 3 of you, because you do match. I would consider having a good relationship with you, I am interested in your work, and your personalities, or the other way round. I bought one of Markus' catalogues at the ICA because I liked the cover. Than I wrote him an email, and he invited me over to his studio. Neal was one of my tutors at the RCA and one day, I remember we spoke about 'Children' by DJ Robert Miles. Siggi grew up in S├╝dtirol - Italy, where Giorgio Moroder and I grew up too. He was a professional Mountain Biker, I was a professional Alpine Skier. I hope this one-evening show will come together well... Sven Afterparty at Winter Projects: Giulia Garbin, Neal Tait and Jesse Wine will be DJing.