Thursday, November 5, 2009
Art Shows Thursday 5th November
'Clouded Apollo' By Chloe Early
06.11.09 - 29.11.09
In her paintings Chloe Early creates a fantastical landscape, an urban utopia where strange and wonderful things happen. For this exhibition 'Clouded Apollo', she has referenced a variety of images and contexts; a female figure twists and turns through time, suspended in an interior world of opulence and beauty, echos of patterns and pillars, glass roofs, chandeliers and roses. Outside we see far away skylines, buildings rising and falling, destruction and the prescient image of destruction; a tank.
Dray Walk, The Old Truman Brewery
91 Brick Lane
London E1 6QL
THE JOY OF TOY exhibition is a retrospective of some of the landmark pieces by sub-culture artists and designers who work in the contemporary pop art medium of character and toy design.
Iconic pieces by artists such as Kaws, Michael Lau, Eric So, Bounty Hunter and James Jarvis will be displayed alongside a collection of prints, drawings and paintings.
Alongside the exhibition there will be a gallery pop-up shop and special artist signings of products. This inaugural UK vinyl toy expo event will take place from 6th November until the 15th November. Launch event is the evening of 6th November from 6PM until 9PM.
214 Brick Lane,
London E1 6SA
Geneviève Gauckler — Digitally Isolated
6 November — 19 December 2009
For Digitally Isolated, Parisian illustrator and designer Geneviéve Gauckler has disconnected herself from the daily stream of images, words and information that flood our daily lives in an effort to return to more traditional techniques of drawing, painting and hand-screenprinting. Gauckler presents the character-based composition style for which she is best known, but reduces the result to one or two characters, a few words and basic colours.
43 Charlotte Road, Shoreditch
London EC2A 3PD
Represent brings together a group of contemporary artists whose work deals with exactly these issues. Each artist has strived to develop their own unique approach to portraiture, a field of art once reserved for those who were important or rich enough to afford it, but now treated as a means for contemporary artists to explore the diverse issues that affect today’s fragmented society. Each artist paints portraits as a kind of social activity, to try to understand that other person and in the process to make their own mark in the social network.
Represent brings together some of the most exciting portrait artists of the moment to give an insight into exactly these issues, and to show how portraiture is being used outside the establishment, not as a BP portrait commission for photographic accuracy, but as a vital, energetic, innovative and insightful means of working out how we all fit together.
GAVIN NOLAN, SWOON, GUY DENNING, MATT SMALL, YUKO NASU, ELBOWTOE, ROB SAMPLE, BEST EVER, ZACH WALSH, PETER MICHEAL, LABRONA, DAVID WALKER, DALE GRIMSHAW, JOHNATHAN DARBY, GEORGE M CLARK, CHRISTOPHER ROSS, CASE, LEON BILLING
Blackall Studios, 73 Leonard Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 4QS.
PANIK - CHANGING FACES
6 NOVEMBER - 28 NOVEMBER 2009 PRIVATE VIEW THURSDAY 6.30 - 9PM
SARTORIAL CONTEMPORARY ART, 26 ARGYLE SQ.
ENTRANCE FROM ARGYLE WALK LONDON WC1H 8AP
PANIK - one of the most active and prolific young graffiti writers is taking the streets of London by storm with his unique tags now to be showcased indoors for the first time at The Underground.
McBess – Malevolent Melody
5th – 30th November 2009
Mcbess brings his delicate line and musical characters to the gallery. Prints will be available as well as an exclusive test pressing of a record with Mc and The Dead Pirates called ‘Malevolent Melody’. Nobrow publications will also be launching their new Mcbess Monograph during the show.
5a Club Row
Le Fleming has been exhibiting as an artist for about eleven years, the past six of which have been in London where he moved from New Zealand to seek the exposure and influence of living in a big city. He’s had seventeen solo exhibitions thus far and has been involved in many group collaborations also such as ‘Cluster fits’ and ‘Artists for Dalai Lama’ which was hosted in Frankfurt earlier this year.
OPENING FRIDAY 6th NOVEMBER 6-9PM
EXHIBITION CONTINUES SATURDAY 7th and SUNDAY 8th NOVEMBER
SWEET TOOF, TEK 33, CEPT, ROWDY – CURATED BY TONY TAGLIANETTI
Basement gallery will include works by
BANKSY, BLEK LE RAT, BORTUSK LEER, NICK WALKER, LABRONA, FUTURA, AROFISH, CHRISTOPHER ROSS, FIVE FOUR
EXHIBITION WILL INCLUDE A SITE SPECIFIC INSTALLATION BY THE ARTISTS SWEET TOOF, TEK 33 AND CEPT - ALSO WORKS BY THE ARTISTS INCLUDING PAINTING, SCULPTURE AND PRINTS.
Signal Gallery, 96a Curtain Road, Hoxton, London, EC2A 3AA.
Lava Collective presents: Cityscape
Opening Reception: Thursday November 5th , 6pm – 9:30pm.
November 6th until November 15th from 11am – 7pm.
The LAVA Collective has put together a group show of predominantly North American origin, focusing on street art and urban culture. Big names like Shepard Fairey, Swoon, Dalek and Skullphone vie for attention with an exciting selection of emerging artists.
DRAY WALK GALLERY
The Old Truman Brewery
off 91 Brick Lane
London, E1 6QL