PAINTINGS, MUSIC & THINGS: Moore ⁂ Plum at Vout-O-Reenee’s

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MOORE ⁂ PLUM AT VOUT-O-REENEE’S

MARIE-LOUISE PLUM (painter of uncanny folk-tinged Magic Realism) & JOHN MOORE (erotic portraits in a classic style) invite you to view their PAINTINGS, and receive a dose of sweet rock MUSIC.

WHERE

Vout-O-Reenee’s
The Crypt
30 Prescot Street
London
E1 8BB

WHEN

Opening Night, Friday 6th April: From 6pm Meet the artists, discuss the work. Live music and good cheer for the surrealistically distinguished.
Exhibition continues: April 6th – 21st
Opening times: Mon-Sat, 5 -10:30pm

Marie-Louise Plum and John Moore immerse you in painted dream worlds, fantasy realms and erotic portraiture.

John Moore and his band perform songs from the “✩✩✩✩ literary pop gem” (The Times) album, Knickerbocker Glory, on 14th April. Advance tickets £10 plus booking fee, doors 7pm, showtime 9pm. Tickets also available on the door.

Exhibition runs from Friday 6th until Saturday 21st April.

Vout-O-Reenee’s is a club for the surrealistically distinguished. Non-members are welcome to view the exhibition, attend the opening night and gig. Tickets for the the gig are £10 plus booking fee, available here.

MARIE-LOUISE PLUM

Marie-Louise Plum is a multidisciplinary self-taught artist who draws, paints, prints, collages and collects.
Her particular interests are preservation, memory, mortality, sense of self, and identity, following themes of social
alienation, sexual ambiguity and subversion of the ‘common sense’.

A large part of Plum’s art practice is searching, scavenging and regenerating that which is lost or forgotten, be it objects or ideas. Her obsession with keepsakes extends to all manner of ephemera, which have featured heavily in her earlier collections of work.

A recent exhibition at Bob & Roberta Smith’s CCCA in Coventry – a live painting and audio experience, ‘Suburban English Magick’ – was the catalyst for her new series of paintings that capture the voyeuristic sense of peering into worlds and peoples unknown.

Consciousness, linear time, and existence are subjects that Plum repeatedly turns to, searching for evidence to explain why we exist, and where we are going. Symbolism and references to self-protective ritual are often depicted in her paintings.

Marie-Louise Plum will be exhibiting new paintings, as well as selected art objects from earlier collections.

www.marielouiseplum.com

Contact: mail@marielouiseplum.com

JOHN MOORE

​​An artist in the truest sense – driven by his passions – John Moore is a musician, painter, writer and former importer of Absinthe.

His oil paintings depict subjects who demand attention, imploring the viewer to engage with their questioning gaze. A lover of timeless, classic erotic portraiture, following in the tradition of Modigliani, De Goya and Cezanne, Moore aims to capture atmospheric nudes in states of ethereal being.

Combining composition styles of old with new approaches, he presents his muses in such a way to carry us off into the magical unknowing.

John Moore has just released the highly acclaimed album Knickerbocker Glory, garnering rave reviews around the world, described by The Times as ‘A literary pop gem’. In addition to exhibiting paintings, he will be performing songs from the album, with his band, Saturday April 14th, as well as playing acoustic dates, the first of which will be on the exhibition opening night, Friday April 6th.

Described by Mojo Magazine as “A bruised eremitic, Withnalian Rattlesnake on downers. Makes Lou Reed sound like a bricklayer.”

Live Music, Saturday 14th April: John Moore and band, playing songs from his new album Knickerbocker Glory. Doors 7pm. Showtime 9pm. Club closes at 2am. Tickets £10.

www.johnmooremusic.com

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Come and see me perform ’12 Months’

HELLO TINKERS.

I’m doing a performance. A proper one that I won’t be able to run away from, or hide my face with a mask. I might zone out a bit. It’s about dissociation so that’ll work, I think.

SO…

’12 Months’ is a sound and live painting performance. I’m painting in response to the words I am saying, prose and journal entries I have carefully selected from 33 years of being a morose tart.

I’ll be doing the performance at the opening reception (yes, there will be alcohol), Thursday 23rd October 18.00 – 21.00, then the two following weekends from midday until 5pm, and finally on Saturday 8th November for our closing reception, again from 18:00-21:00.

Here’s the official word from the curators, Mark Scott-Wood and Hayley Hare, and more information about the other artists taking part (they are GOOD).

“The Lights Are On… is a group exhibition relating to and exploring issues of mental health, well-being and the quirks of human existence and takes it’s title from the saying ‘the lights are on but no one is home’ which alludes to the idea of someone being preoccupied, be it by an outside distraction or something more subconscious.

Artists taking part:

Siobhan Barr
Alex Dipple
Charlie Tuesday Gates
Mikey Georgeson
Hayley Hare
Liberty Hodes
Paul Kindersley
Matthew Lee Knowles
Gemma Murray
Kayleigh O’Keefe
Marie-Louise Plum
Josh Redman
Christina Violet Sabberton
Mark Scott-Wood

Address: Fox Court, 14 Grays Inn Rd, London WC1X 8HN, UK

Opening reception: Thursday 23rd October 18.00 – 21.00

Exhibition opening times:
Weekends 11.00 – 17.00
And by appointment during the week.

Closing reception: Saturday 8th November 18.00 – 21.00

The lights are on… is hosted in Fox Court a Uthink PDP venue.”

E17 Art Trail 2012

I exhibited my solo show, Happyland, for almost the full 16 days of this year’s E17 Art Trail. It doesn’t take a genius to work out that this meant I didn’t get to see a whole lot of other exhibitions on the trail, so, apologies for not having a lot to report.

I did however do a bit of moonlighting on the Art Trail, and took time out to make some rather large cardboard vegetables for The Veg Chapel of Love. A marriage of the vegetables of Walthamstow, to promote a love of vegetables and sustainable living (Idea conceived by Simon La Roche, brought to you by Simon and Krystyna La Roche, OrganicLea, Original Army, Marie Louise Plum and Animaux Circus).

Huge thanks go to Walthamstow Wine, who offered me exhibition space and provided me with gallons of most tantalising wines to help warm up people at my private view. If you’re local to Walthamstow, or ever passing, please do go and check them out. You can follow Walthamstow Wine on Twitter.