Sunday, 6 June 2010
Monday June 7th: Hold On To More - Josephine Chime
Josephine Chime has just opened her latest exhibition in Shoreditch named "Hold On To More", following on from her previous work "Bodacious Bodies". Josephine has drafted intricate, patterned portraits of ladies with a fuller figure / more to hold on to! These beauties have been given titles for each month e.g Miss July or Miss September ............... like Playboy centrefolds but these are delicate dot drawings. In addition to the small framed ink works are a couple of larger wooden figures with their faces cut out like caricature games you find on a seaside Pier. There is also a 3D textile sculpture with African fabric cut-outs integrated into the painted wood pieces...............the subject of which you'll have to go and see for yourself............or perhaps you can just about identify the shapes in this photos.............which brings me to an actual whole multicolour suit she once made from fabric cut outs of penises! Josephine studied textiles and freelances in print design alongside her fine art. You may also recognise her from being the only girl to model last season on the menswear day for New Power Studio. There is also a beautiful portrait of Josephine by Liz Collins in "The Gentlewoman" where she discusses her love of cycling! If she takes part in another interview not related to her actual work, I would like to hear her views on mobile phones............she adamantly HATES them and the way they are taking over our lives...............a subject I feel very strongly about ..............BUT before I get lost down that route, just watch the video for New Power Studio featuring the lady herself for some light hearted Monday morning entertainment by clicking here.
"Hold Onto More" will run until July 2nd by appointment only.
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