Sat 12th May: NYC incoming guest post from Rosy Nicholas -"E-Vapor-8" curated by Francesca Gavin
"Mine and Chrissie's trip to New York was in the diary already, but part of the excitement of going was that we new Rhys had work in this exhibition at 319 Scholes in Brooklyn during our stay. Rhys is my best friend in our neighbouring office that homes Leisurewhere he is editor and also a most excellent artist that you can check out here: http://rhyscoren.co.uk/ A few weeks before the private view date, he didnt have the funds to get himself to New York for the show, so prolific as ever, he created 'Project New York' , a service where people could donate different levels of money towards his trip and in turn receive an original poem/artwork or animation made by himself. It only bloody worked and he raised more than he needed for his air fare. My role in our daily life is to give Rhys a hard time and make him a strong brew while he calls me Bird (hes from Plymouth). At all other times our favourite thing to do is to get our hands up in the air and dance to fast music. Sweaty. So it comes as no surprise to me he was involved in this exhibition based on rave culture, E-VAPOR-8. And he did very well."
(images top to bottom: Jefferey Gibson, Travess Smalley,
Jefferey Gibson again, Jeremy Deller, Rhys Coren (the tellys) this animation is shown in full on his website), jeremy deller (acid poster, Travess Smalley, Fatima Al Qadiri x2, Lucy Stokton