Mind The Gap, a room in a one day show, the end of an art space, an event called Pop Up, F**k Off…

Mind The Gap, a one day show at Broadway Studios, Tooting Broadway, London SW17, March 28th 2015. A one day show in a complex of soon to be pulled down art studios over in South London. The studio is closing, the developers are moving in, this was a final act of (defiant) art in a beautiful space. Twenty rooms over two floors, artists from all over London invited to take part. I took two recent canvas paintings and a bag of paint with the intention of using and painting on whatever I found in the wreckage and rubble of what was already turning in to a building site; more layers, more growth on things destroyed or unwanted. I found a room with a beautiful red floor, the previous occupant had already painted Mind The Gap, I found an old door in the yard, some big boards that the weather had already been working on, alive mould, some bits of wood, a cooking oil can. The pieces were all painted at the site before the event opened… I left everything (besides the canvas) on site, when I left people were taking pieces, I guess the rest will be taken away with the rubble… Getting tougher to find places to make and show art in London, the gap between those who can afford to live here and those who can’t is getting bigger, mind the gap. .

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