My new exhibition, New Folk Visionaries, will be on show in the private function room at The Bell, as part of the E17 Art Trail, from May 31 – June 15. The show is open whenever the pub is – usually 12pm til late. I will put a link to the Art Trail listing and times as soon as their site is up (01/05/14).
As part of The Pack of Wolves collective, we take it in turns to curate shows, put on performances, facilitate workshops…and the rest. This gig is my doing.
We’ll be turning the private function room at the back of The Bell pub into a contemporary ‘hunting room’ full of folk, collected items, cabinet displays, skulls and horns, the uncanny and unsettling.
If you’re a fan of stitching, drawing, puppetry, film, sculpture, painted skulls and bone magic you’re most welcome at our show. If you’re not, you should still come. Don’t be scared. We don’t bite.
I’ve taken leave of my psychedelic senses and fallen in love with plaster casting. Obsessively collecting recyclable refuse has made no odds, as although I cast beautiful shapes in pristine milk white plaster from them (milk cartons, egg boxes, tetra-pak), I have found I inevitably scour, chip and carve away at them – rather violently, with scalpels, for the most part – and burnish them in graphite powder and boot polish.
Yes, I know it’s not clowns, freak shows and circus freaks. I have no idea what I am doing. All I know is I’m really enjoying it.
All work below relates to anatomy of wound repair and flesh.
Spare Time (when you weren’t looking)
Old and New