The Columbia Road takeover goes on, meanwhile pure has nothing to do with clean or the Brian Jonestown Massacre and who cares about artists disagreeing about the temperament of artists? More shows this Friday and through the weekend…

 

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Paintings at Shipton Street Gallery 

Part three of the on-going six week Columbia Road takeover kicks in this weekend with Maybe I Didn’t See It First, But I’m The One Who Wants It Worse at Shipton Street Gallery here in East London, meanwhile on Friday evening there’s an opening up in Clapton, just beyond the other end of Hackney, at Angus Hughes Gallery, more detail on the other side of that piece of record company paperwork there…

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“Who Cares?”,A piece quickly painted this morning, painted on an old bit of paperwork from the last century when I was silly enough to sign the Brian Jonestown Massacre back when I was stupidly running a record label and caring more about other people’s music than I did about my own art. Just delivered the piece to the Angus Hughes Gallery up in Clapton, East London where Paul Sakoilsky and Cederic Christie have show called Pure Has Nothing To Do With Clean where the two artists are disagreeing about the temperament of artists. The two of them have invited a number of artists to respond, the show opens tomorrow night… Who cares? Who cares about artists? Who cares if artists care? Why should anyone care? Who cares if two artists are arguing? Who cares what artists think?

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‘PURE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH CLEAN’, Cedric Christie & Paul Sakoilsky are creating an exhibition based around a conversation Paul had at a…. “For the exhibition at Angus-Hughes Gallery, Paul Sakoilsky & Cedric Christie are disagreeing about the temperament of artists in this present time. What does it mean to be permanent and what it means to be in flux. The pros and cons of these positions. Cedric says ‘You’re permanent when you’re dead, you don’t move a lot.’ And Paul would like to know where he is going to be tomorrow. Both of these positions hold a particular energy in which work is made – an inquiring as to whether one is at the end or the beginning. The exhibition is based around that statement”, A number of artists have been invited to respond… the show opens on Friday evening, Friday October 12th at Angus-Hughes Gallery, 26 Lower Clapton Road, London, E5 0PD The show is open Thursday to Sunday 12-6pm, or by appointment, there’s a Kunst Clown Performance happening on 19th October 6-8 pm. and an artist talk 4pm and Finissage 5-7pm Sunday 28th Oct. Anton once threaten to shoot me, he made the threat on stage at SxSW, so far he hasn’t carried out the threat. The last time I painted a heart, it was for the cover of the BJM single, I don’t think I’ve painted a heart in this century, although others insist that’s all I ever paint. More details of Pure Has Nothing To Do With Clean via the Facebook event page

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James Bell on the plinth at Shipton Street 

Meanwhile the Cultivate Columbia Road takeover goes on this weekend at Shipton Street Gallery, with Part Three and a slight evolving of the work on the walls, a final chance to see those Emma Harvey Riot Grrrl paintings as well as a last look at some of the recent star paintings of mine before we complete change things over for Part four and the final two weeks of the residency down there by the flower market, part four opens on Thursday evening, Thursday October 18th. The Sundays have been brilliant down there, all kinds of interesting people dropping in as they head to the flower market, we’ve been letting it spontaneously flow, we love a space that attracts more than just the already aware art crowd, we’ve had some great conversations down on Shipton Street. Every gallery or space you work in brings different people and different tales, i must you about Mrs Thatcher’s old butler who came in last week..

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A Taste of leaves and things currently on show at the Angus Hughes Gallery…

angus_opening4Some imagery from the opening at the Angus Hughes Gallery, Hackney, E5

These pieces are all on the wall (and on sale) at the Angus-Hughes Gallery in Hackney (or is it Lower Clapton) this week (12th December until 21st December, Midday until 6pm), London E5.

These three are £24 each (hard sell coming up), there”s hand made cards £3 each, small framed pieces £12, bigger canvas pieces, £60 each… and you’ve got a gallery full of similarly priced work from ADAM KELLY, ANA M TERZONI , BARRIE J DAVIES, BILL BROCK, C.A. HALPIN, DENISE HAWRYSIO, ELIZABETH VICARY, EMMA HARVEY, FRANCIS RICHARDSON, FRED LINDBERG, GLENN FITZPATRICK, HANZ HANCOCK, IAN GAMACHE, JOHN LEE BIRD, JULIA MADDISON, KATE LYDDON, KIRSTY HARRIS, MARGARET CLARE KENNEDY, MARIANNE SHORTEN, MARTIN SEXTON, MATTHEW STRADLING, PATRICK MORRISSEY, PAUL GOOD, PAUL JOHNSON, PAUL SAKOILSKY, REBECCA FEINER, SARAH SPARKES, SEAN WORRALL, TEAM BESWICK & PYE, WARREN GARLAND, WILLIAM ANGUS-HUGHES, VANYA BALOGH and more – Photos of the rest of the show on the Organ pages, here’s my part….

Click on an image to enlarge, all work on sale this week at the gallery, priced between £3 and £60

3, 6, 9,12, 15, 18, 21… Last outing of the year at the Angus Hughes Gallery Xmas Bazaar…

ah_xmasbazaar02Last gallery outing of the year then, well I expect it is, unless something happens to happen before the end of the year happens (nothing is over until it is actually over).  This Friday evening then, Friday December 12th, at 6pm until 9pm, the Artists’ Xmas Bazaar, opens at the rather inviting Angus Hughes Gallery.  Lots of artists, lots of art, and a rather relaxed way to end a busy year of art making and exhibiting

ARTIST XMAS BAZAAR at the Angus-Hughes Gallery, London, E5.

Open night is Friday 12th December, 6pm until 9pm and the event will run daily, 12 – 6pm, until Sunday afternoon December 21st

I Shall have number of canvas pieces at the bazaar, some reasonably sized canvas pieces, some that have had new layers growing on them since they were last seen.  There’s a set of ten hand painted and hand screen printed cards that will be on sale at £3 each. Pieces on found wood, pieces on canvas….

angus-preview2Artists’ Xmas Bazaar – “As a challenge the gallery is asking artists to make work that can be sold between £3 and £60, it is a reaction against the high costs of xmas, and how impersonal it has become. The work will not necessarily have to have an xmas feel, it just needs to be something that someone would like to receive, Work will be hung on the wall and there will be two trestle tables for artist’s books and misc items. Expect lots of gift-flavoured creativity in the shape of original paintings, prints, cards, zines, drawings, “multiples in any medium to sell inexpensively”   Expect art on sale in multiples of three, all about the threes like it is on the tree… art prices at £6, £9, £12, £15, £18, £21 all the up to £60….

 

Fresh November growth from the East London bunker…

Fresh November growth from the East London bunker, fresh layers on smaller deep-edge canvas pieces, 20cm x 20cm, along with “Fourth & Broadway” a silk screen and spray paint piece on a 12″ record sleeve… All pieces heading to the Angus Hughes Gallery next week

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