Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Seba Kurtis New Website and New work....

Seba now has a new website up, which you can see here. It has lots of new work and well worth a look.... The images here are all from Shoe box:

"In the late 80’s Aregntina suffered another crisis, where my father lost his business and our house and our belongings got repossessed...

A shoe box with all the family memories was the one thing that remainded.

They had all been damaged in a flood...." Seba Kurtis

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Maurice Broomfield Show at Pallant House, Chichester..

Maurice will be showing at Pallant House, in Chichester until the 9th May 2010, If you have not been to Pallant House before I strongly recommend it, and if Pop Art is your thing they have an incredible collection, including this great Richard Hamilton....
Also please click here to see a slideshow and audio interview with Maurice.....

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Joanna Pallaris at Exit Gallery

This evening (10 March) is the private veiw of an exhibition of polaroids by Joanna Pallaris entitled Nursted House
Consisting of images shot on a single day during the autumn of 2007, the work also focuses on life within the home, including family members, with particular attention being paid to a young woman. These shifts from meditative spaces to studied portraits create an atmosphere of intimacy, but also hints at an underlying narrative.The Exhibition runs until the 30th April
EXIT GALLERY is at Claire de Rouen Books

First Level
121- 125 Charing Cross Road
London WC2 0EW

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Arnhel de Serra's Appleby

This is some of Arnhel de Serra's work in progress on Appleby, and here is some text from him about it:
'When the little chavvies gets up,they take the grails down the pani...then we all have bread and kel and a piece of stinger..’ Zilla Roberts describing Appleby Horse Fair, quoted by John Ezard in 1976.
Appleby Fair has existed since 1685 under the protection of a charter granted by James 11.Held in Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria, it is world famous and probably the most well known of the horse fairs attended by Romany families who travel early June each year to conduct business and catch up with friends.
The fair is an extraordinary spectacle which is shared by both gypsy,tourist and local people a like. Whether this is expressed through the traditions of trotting and racing down Flashing Lane, or through the horses being ridden and washed in the River Eden en mass, the horse is at the heart of this week long event.
The culture of Apple Fair is a healthy two fingers up to an ever increasingly over regulated,globalised society that is forcing minorities to the margins of society.

Friday, 5 March 2010

Sneak Peek: The Gallery Changes.....

Its Friday and we are taking the weekend as an opportunity to make some changes in the space, will all be ready for Ed Kashi's show being hung Monday ready for his talk Monday night, and then reception opening Tuesday evening, so do come and join us for a glass of something....

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Kurt Tong: Memories, Dreams; Interrupted

Good news, HOST Gallery now has selected works from Kurt Tongs seres Memories, Dreams; Interrupted available in the gallery, prices starting at £350.00, do get in touch if you wish to see the work....
Here is some background from Kurt about the project:
This series explores the concept of memories. Scientists have suggested that memories are stored like jpegs, broken down into small pieces and stored. When we recall an event, the pieces are then put back together, any parts missing are filled in automatically by our brain, thus altering our memories of the event. The images are taken at places where I spend a lot of time with my daughters, where memories are made. These spaces are familiar to them and yet are shared, beyond the security of our home and constantly changing beyond our control. They are interpretations of our memories.
The spaces are shot using films, working with different lighting conditions and several other technique to 'degrade' the film, the images are then reconstructed through digital means.

Ed Kashi and Colin Jacobson on the sofa

An evening in the gallery, Monday the 8th to mark the opening of Ed Kashi's show, Curse of the Black Gold, more info here...