Tuesday 31 July 2018

'Push The Boat Out' film by Corey Samuel

This morning the Push The Boat Out exhibition at the Art Academy was taken down. So now is as good a time as any to watch a mini film by Corey Samuel which shows the exhibition being put up. You can click: here to see Corey's film.
The exhibition featured work by; Gordon Beswick, Corin Johnson, James F. Johnston, Nicola Hicks, Cedar Lewisohn, Morrissey & Hancock, Kate Murdoch, and Harry Pye. The film begins with James Johnston in his studio (3 flights above the Art Academy gallery space.) Paintings by James that featured in the show included; 'Landscape with Orange Cabin', 'Blinfold' and 'Kneeling Man Becoming a Dog'and 'Sleepwalker'.
Cedar Lewisohn's London Knife Crime drawings are all untitled. Morrissey & Hancock's sculpture is called 'Chromatic'.
Corin Johnson's sculptures include; 'Magpie', 'Dancer' 'Colin with Rabbit', and 'Kate with Sledgehammer'. Kate Murdoch's contribution included; 'A Nice Little Spread', 'Nana's Curlers' and 'Nora was deflowered by a man who worked in the soda water factory'. Team Beswick & Pye collaborated on 'A Starry, Starry Night with Chris Packham in Southampton'. Gordon Beswick's paintings are titled; 'Invisible City 1' and 'Invisible City 2' Harry Pye exhibited a Van Gogh triptych and a cluster of paintings that included 'The Birds', and 'Play School with Derek Griffiths' (a.k.a 'Black History Month').
(Image Below is:) Nicola Hicks's sculpture is called, 'C is for Cactus'.
The show was curated by Johnston and Pye. James and Harry would like to thank all the artists who took part in the exhibition, PLUS: Amelie Lindsay for her help and advice, Sacha Craddock for coming to give an excellent talk about the work in the show, Andrew Petrie for designing the flier, Iain White for his essential help with the opening party, Richard Barr for documenting the private view with all his brilliant photos, Pete Sinclair for his generosity and support, Guy Haddon-Grant and Bill, Dan and Edie Flowers for installing 'C is for Cactus'. Thanks also to Zuzanna and everybody at The Art Academy, Matthew Couper at Southwark Arts, Isabel and everyone at Flowers, and Charlie the Dog for keeping our spirits up.
Thanks to an for listing our event: here. Thanks also to everyone who came and said nice things and/or bought something from our gift shop. And thanks to both John Flemming's So It Goes blog, Fabienne Jenny Jacquet's Tainted Glory blog for helping to spread the word. Read Fabienne's interview with James and Harry: here Read John's interview with James and Harry: here "Cheers everyone!"

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