On in to the New Year, art does not take a break, and nor does it want to. The Reveal show has now happened, a four-day group show to kick off the year, I think we can feel satisfied with the first exhibition of 2016. Reveal: An Art Show in a Railway Arch – a show curated by Emma Harvey and myself with the intention of revealing some of our new work for the year as well as throwing down some creative intent for another 365 days.. We revealed some new work of our own, in my case a large canvas piece called “Silent Sorrow in Empty Boats” (something I needed to get back to after last year’s dropping) as well as a number in a series of works called “Sometimes They Have Thorns”,
We invited a number of other artists to come join us to reveal new work (or new plans or new intentions) in the short sharp long-weekend of a group show. It was about revealing, about cross-pollinating, and as with last year’s play show, so-called street artists were once again invited to hang work next to contemporary painters, textile artists next to performers. The artists invited this time were Amy Elizabeth Kingsmill, Caroline Reed, Cecily Baker, Deborah Griffin, Diane Goldie, John Lee Bird, Marnie Scarlet, Megan Pickering, Patrick Morrissey/Hans Hancock , Samuel Brzeski, Sarah Sparkes, Skeleton Cardboard and ThisOne. I think we can say it was a fine start to the year, further coverage of the entire Reveal show and the art of the other artists via the Cultivate page or via Organ magazine’s web pages
And it was a pleasure to meet some of the people who had been involved in finding, following and documenting last year’s #365ArtDrops, indeed recognizing faces from the photos they had posted in, great to have so many conversations about it and hear that so many of you were looking out for the pieces. Busy working on the documentation of it all at the moment….
Here’s a few shots from the Reveal show featuring my parts in the Reveal exhibition… click on an image to enlarge or run the slide show….