Tuesday, 3 May 2011

GEORGE SHAW 25 February 2011 - 12 June 2011Payne's Grey

Coinciding with The Sly and Unseen Day, this intimate presentation in BALTIC’s Level 2 gallery showcases a strand of George Shaw’s practice that has never been seen before. Fourteen watercolours, named after the peculiar shade of their creation, provide a new take on Shaw’s familiar subject matter. “Once I started painting skies in Payne’s Grey and following Constable’s dictum that the sky was like the tuning fork for the tone of the painting, I began to simply allow the whole world to be sky coloured. And like the worst fears of Chicken Licken the sky did fall in - and the painted world became Payne’s Grey.”

David Walker Street Art London 1 650x391 New David Walker street art on Curtain Road
Today, we were lucky enough to spend some time with David Walker while he painted a fantastic new street piece on one of the Cordy House shutters on Curtain Road.  While painting, David told us that he has some big plans for more street pieces this year so be sure to watch this space!  For more about David, you might want to check out the great interview with him that we featured on Street Art London earlier this year.  Please check out our photos below:
David Walker Street Art London 2 650x433 New David Walker street art on Curtain Road

All of the below are works of the wonderful, one and only Banksy

'Kid with string', London Banksy



Monday, 2 May 2011

Im thinking about hidding objects in different places, i have already wrapped some trees neatly in coloured wool and left them ther for people to stumble apon and hopefully the experience will make their day brighter.  I have also wrapped part of the bannister in the Mackintosh building with the same coloued wool and also a door handle also.  Now im thinking about hidding an object underground maybe or a collection of them.

Found Objects

An Oak Tree
In 1974,[4] he exhibited the seminal piece An Oak Tree. The work consists of a glass of water standing on a shelf attached to the gallery wall next to which is a text using a semiotic argument to explain why it is in fact an oak tree. Nevertheless, on one occasion when it was barred by Australian Customs officials from entering the country as vegetation, he was forced to explain it was really a glass of water.[5] The work was bought by the National Gallery of Australia in 1977; however, the Tate gallery has an artist's copy.[5]

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Hidden Objects

Im thinking about objects that are hidden maybe out of site somehow,  I at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and there is this tree, which I saw and thought I'd take a picture of it and when I looked closly at the photos after I rrealized at the top of the tree there is this full size chair hidden in the branchs, this just interested me this idea of objects being in situe and not screaming in your face that they are there but rather left to be discovered by someone.

Tea Bird by Colin George Jeffrey. 2008

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