…and on to this. My work has been selected for The London Open at the Whitechapel Gallery. The exhibition will showcase 35 most exciting artists working in London at the moment.
Open exhibitions at the Whitechapel have been running for 80 years and were pivotal in establishing such names as Anish Kapoor, Rachel Whiteread and Anhony Gormley. The Financial Times calls it the prime career-launching open submission show for younger artists.
Llllong time since the last update, but the upcoming stuff is worth it, trust me. Let’s start with this…
PG Dip Interim Show private view TONIGHT:
6-8 p.m., Triangle Space, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London
We’re halfway through the course, and that can only mean one thing: the interim show! With 34 of us put in the architectural oddity that is Chelsea’s Triangle space, it was from the very beginning guaranteed to be a delectably messy affair. Opting for a more spontaneous approach, we abandoned all attempts to bend the space to our will with partitions - after all the triangle is the most rigid geometric figure anyway - and instead used it as an open-plan nuclear testing ground. We’re also claiming the Parade Ground, for a giant blazing bonfire, because we can.
This technicolor smorgasbord of PG Dip art in will be served to the public on Monday, April 23, 6-8 p.m., with alcohol and performances. And as we know you’ll want to come back for additional helpings, the exhibition will be open on Tuesday and Wednesday too, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
An interim show so out of this world doesn’t really need a title, does it?
Our first group show is opening this coming Monday, Jan 23, 5-7 p.m. and everyone is invited!
Venue: Studio DG14, Block D, Chelsea College of Art and Design (across the road from Tate Britain)
In the first two weeks of the course, we had to come up with new work that wouldn’t resemble what we’ve done before either in form or content. We must have spent around half of that time panicking, but somehow it all came together and the results will be for all to see tomorrow. Pictures coming soon.
A couple months later, what’s new? Well, I started art school and am now a fine art grad student at the Chelsea College of Art and Design here in London.
Mere weeks in, we’re already putting on our first show. The assignment was to make completely new work that would be different in form and content from what we’ve done before. The exhibition is opening Monday, Jan 23, 5-7 p.m. at Chelsea College.
For now, here’s a photo of my piece going on the wall.
Here’s another instance of Big Bucks featured online.
eighteen38 is a lovely blog run by the lovely Dawn Schuck, and I strongly recommend you check it out.
My life these days can be summed up in one word: FRIEZE. Which is why I’m currently more active on Twitter posting updates from the fair and associated events. You can follow me here!