Saturday, 12 October 2013

Sat 12th Oct: NIKE FEEL, LONDON





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To kick off the new NIKE launch in London, a few of the capital's footwear fam were invited to a late Friday lunch at ACE Hotel to find out more.  The crew I originally met on the Fuel trip to NYC in 2012 were there, including Cassetteplaya, Grace La Doja and Charlie Dark with Joel Gethin Lewis missing ......... but that's because he's in the final throws of putting together the project's epic event taking place on Thursday.  His company "Hellicar & Lewis" have curated a live stream programme "The Art + Science of Feeling" line-up including Redlight, Benga, London Contemporary Orchestra and English National Ballet.................  

"FOR 10 DAYS THIS OCTOBER NIKE IS INVITING THE WORLD TO SHOREDITCH, 

EAST LONDON TO CELEBRATE, EXPLORE AND INTERACT WITH THE 

ART + SCIENCE OF FEELING FEATURING ARTIST INSTALLATIONS, WORKSHOPS, 

EVENTS, PERFORMANCES AND WORKOUTS ALL INSPIRED BY THE NIKE FREE 

HYPERFEEL."


To coincide with the multi-media "Nature Amplified" night, there will be a run of events for anyone to experience and sign up for.  You can take part in talks, workshops, work-outs or just visit the extended exhibition space at 1948 with works by Daniel Widrig , Universal Everything, Quayola Sinigaglia,  Bart Hess ............ open now till Sunday 20th Oct.

1948 LONDON  Arches 477 – 478, Bateman’s Row, ShoreditchEC2A 3HH

(Kit Neale wearing his own "Peckham Riviera" jacket and "Woogie Woo" shirt, Carri Munden, Grace & Charlie & Tremaine)

Saturday 12th Oct: "Opera Rose" by Jonathan Gabb












"Opera Rose" a solo show of new works by Jonathan Gabb - layers of paint, peeled off into strips and arranged into amazing fringed sculptures to transform the notion of "painting".

A Brooks Art194-196 Hoxton Street, London, N1 5LH

(Thank you to Rosy Nicholas for the tip-off and photos)

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Thurs 10th Oct: Walter Hugo - "Reflecting The Bright Lights"









Having been a massive Walter Hugo fan since the time I discovered his work, I am now massively chuffed and delighted to have joined the subjects of his "Reflecting The Bright Lights" project.  I sat in the long exposure lens of his pin-hole camera which projected my image onto a glass plate.  Straight away the photograph emerged like magic infront of our eyes in the chemicals of the developing tray (see pic above).  Here are Walter and partner Zoniel who invited me to take part in the process which is going to come to its final conclusion next week.  The complete series will be on display as part of his latest show in London, "We Are An Island"

"The show is a collection of my most recent work and also the first ever showing of the finished series Reflecting The Bright Lights, which you sat for, so your portrait will be on show. We are really excited to have all the glass plates finished and shown together!"

The show opens to the public from 16th Oct - 10th November at the Paul Smith Gallery, No.9 Albemarle Street, W1S4BL  

See archive post on Walter's shows here,  here, here,

Above images are a mix of my own and Zoniel's from her blog here.

Monday, 7 October 2013

Mon 7th Oct: Rosy Nicholas "Island Life" at FOLK










Last week I blogged the pre-show prep from Rosy Nicholas, working towards her exhibition at FOLK entitled "Island Life".  Here she is at the private view inamongst her array of 2D and 3D illustrative work, including gift cards so that anyone can take away a piece of her mark-making.
 FOLK, 11 DRAY WALK, E1 6QL, LONDON

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Sunday Oct 6th: Marawa's Hoopermarket













Marawa The Amazing (a name that couldn't be nearer the truth or better suited) has taken over the ex Eternal Youth gallery space for her very own Hula Hoop school - "Hoopermarket".  She has residency for two weeks in which she'll be giving classes and selling hoops that you can decorate and personalise yourself with her array of special tapes.  She even has my dream iridescent sheen tape in both the peacock blue/green and oily pink/purple variations.  Whilst you visit be sure to check out her spectrum stiletto show selection - accumulated over time from costumes of all her performances.  
I visited today on the most glorious and magically warm sunny day that an October might have had a go at.  The perfect weather for a session out on the sidewalk with these little girls stealing the show!!  TOO CUTE!!

THE HOOPERMARKET
378 KINGSLAND RD

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