Sometimes They have Thorns opens tomorrow, Tuesday April 12th, the show runs until Wednesday April 20th (11.00am until 6pm) with a late evening view on Thursday April 14th (6pm until 9pm and probably a bit later). The Facebook event page is here if you like to ‘like’ that kind of thing. The show happens under the railway arch at Fount, London Fields, Hackney, East London and will feature more of the recent Sometimes They Have Thorns pieces
The show will present a collection of the recent (ongoing) series of Sometimes They Have Thorns paintings that have been evolving during 2016. The series of paintings that started at the Reveal show and formed a big part of the #43 show that happened on the 43rd day of the year with that one day show on the street under a railway bridge and on sale at £43 each, the series that continued at the recent Debaser show over at BSMT Space and will continue once more with new work for this nine day solo show in the railway arch at Fount.
The gallery walls will be alive with thorny growth, leaves on canvas (although some see other things and talk of leafhearts and such), expect thorns, pruning of growth, gardening, painting on canvas, on found things and for the last time this year the canvas paintings will be on sale at no more than £43 each (these will once again also be smaller pieces painted on found recycled vinyl or pieces of reclaimed wood).
The show will evolve through the nine days with Sean working at the space (or outside the space) during the period.
And as is tradition now with my solo shows, there will be a guest wall of artists invited to take part and make use of one wall in the space (Cultivate is about getting art and artists out there, artists coming together and doing it ourselves) GUEST WALL ARTISTS LYNNE BLACKBURN, QUIET BRITISH ACCENT, ROSSO and THIS ONE