Thursday, 20 November 2014

Thursday 20th Nov: Viviane Sassen's "ANALEMMA: FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY 1992 - 2012"

This show is ridiculously beautiful.  

Whoever is curating at The Photographer's Gallery at the moment is smashing it.  The previous exhibition by Lorenzo Vitturi was equally essential, refreshing and lush.  


The Photographers' Gallery, 16 - 18 Ramillies St, London W1F 7LW
31 October 2014 - 18 January 2015  +44 (020) 7087 9300  
Mon – Sat 10.00 – 18.00, Thu 10.00 – 20.00, Sun 11.30 – 18.00

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Weds 19th Nov: "The Fractured & The Feline" by Quentin Jones with Robert Storey

Two of my favourite artists (and people) have once again collaborated and this time on an exhibition as a retrospective of Quentin's work and their previous joint projects.  Quentin's archive of illustration and animation has been made into a 3D spatial showcase by art-director Storey to bring to life her signature Surrealist squiggle style.  As you move around the maze of mirrored walls it feels as if you've stepped into one of their fashion films with reflections of both your own body and their body of work all intersecting thru cut-out sections in the divisions.  Robert wanted to involve the visitor in viewing Quentin's work beyond the regular gallery experience and has turned the Multi-Storey Car Park space into a set from their imaginary worlds.  Within this cavernous dimension is also a canteen to dine upon Storey's furniture and feast on a menu by Jones' sister's catering company "TART".  If that's not enough, The Vinyl Factory have also installed a stand selling a series of screen-prints as limited editions from the show to take a piece of the cut-in-paste puzzle home with you............    

The Vinyl Factory Space at Brewer Street Car Park, Brewer Street, London, W1F 0LA
Dates: 19th November – 13th December 2014,  Wed – Sat 12pm – 5.00pm,  

See my archive first feature on Quentin from 2010 here
See my archive first feature on Robert from 2011 here

Monday, 17 November 2014


 Here are photos from research, prep and work in progress from my piece in the latest project by 15FOLDS for Absolut.  To mark the launch of the new Andy Warhol Foundation collaboration, Absolut have set up an online gallery for GIFS inspired by the theme of "Fame" for work from both established artists and an open submission with the chance to win an original piece of Warhol art!  The theme for my GIF came from a quote by Dotson Radar who was a friend of Andy Warhol and quite candidly commented on perhaps the darker side of his infatuation with fame in relation to the stars he engineered from The Factory.
"His inability to feel at times verged on the sociopathic; he was incapable of any felt, authentic connection to other people's distress.  Nevertheless, from this unruly coterie, this entourage of youth, this posse of his, he appropriated the creative ideas that became the iconic images of his art" 

My GIF has gone live alongside other commissioned designers: Bobby Abley, Lotte Anderson, O Thongthai, Margot Bowman, Sean Frank, Digi Fairy, Gordon Magnin, Ignasi Monreal, James Kerr, Mehdi Lacoste, Naomi Shimada, Nimrod and Tessa Edwards.  Head over to the site "Absolute Art Exchange" to submit your own GIF to enter the competition.

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Sunday 16th November: Joey Arias vs. MAC

This week London welcomed NYC's Joey Arias for MAC's Christian Mitchell to host an evening celebrating his past, present and future via installations and performance.  The very original and iconic black geometric costume from his work with Klaus Nomi was flown over and put on display alongside Mugler outfits, masks, photographs and his latest "M.A.C Wipe Art".   With three intervals of live acts, Joey was joined on stage by legendary Miss Sherry Vine & Raven O.  I feel very lucky to have been able to experience it and have NYC's scene brought to my very doorstep at the Camden Electric Ballroom. Incredible!!  All washed down with limitless flutes of fizz and gifted the "Joey Arias AtoZ" special edition lipstick with artwork by Stefano Canulli.  Thank you MAC & Mandi Lennard for another wonderful night bringing everyone together!