Posts Tagged ‘exhibition’
It’s been a surprisingly calm couple of days at Art-el Gallery this week (although in general gallery tradition there will be something that crops up at 5.50pm that sends us all into melt down with 10 minutes to go!)
The show is coming along nicely and is shaping up to be a pretty good one.
The cider arrived from Thatchers yesterday and the guys from the college will be firing up the cob oven to make pizza to sell.
What more could anybody want on a Friday evening? So pop down down whether it’s for 5 minutes or for the duration to check out this show. Doors open at 6pm and the evening goes on until 9.30pm.
And if you can’t make it tonight the show is on until the 25th May.
The College, Marksbury Road, Bedminster, Bristol, BS3 5JJ.
Here’s a little taster (without giving too much away).
Cardiff based artist John Abell’s work explores the human condition via drawing, print and painting. The images are charged with a sense of darkness, fear, and death, in a sense of pessimism or even nihilism. We’re looking forward to this one.
Just a heads up for anyone in or around Barcelona this coming Friday, which sees the opening of a new exhibition of paintings and installations by one of our favourite writers/artists the incredibly talented Ripo.
‘Don’t Get Me Wrong’ opens this Friday, January 14th at Galeria Cosmo, Barcelona and runs until February 14th.
Originating from New York but seemingly in love with Barcelona Ripo continues to tear things up around the walls of Europe and beyond with its unique textbased work and his unique and crazy fresh style. His choice of location for his outdoor work is always bang on the money and his ‘ Your Name Here’ project always had us waiting for his next piece to pop up. His recent ‘ Change in Vain’ wall was definitely one of our highlights of 2010.
Check out what’s in store here www.flickr.com/leeellis
The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:
The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Fresher than ever.
A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 7,600 times in 2010. That’s about 18 full 747s.
In 2010, there were 28 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 82 posts. There were 138 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 266mb. That’s about 3 pictures per week.
The busiest day of the year was January 5th with 109 views. The most popular post that day was I’m sure TOX has long commenced his ’10 bombing spree but we loved this.
Where did they come from?
The top referring sites in 2010 were art-el.co.uk, facebook.com, banksyforum.proboards.com, en.wordpress.com, and jerforceone.wordpress.com.
Some visitors came searching, mostly for mark ryden, belton, mercy centre logo, scooterman, and mr jago.
Attractions in 2010
These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.
I’m sure TOX has long commenced his ’10 bombing spree but we loved this January 2010
Art-el wlecomes Vermin March 2010
SCOOTERMAN June 2008
Pam Glew – A Mirror Distorted August 2009
Mr Jago – ‘Cloud Talk’ @ Stolenspace Gallery September 2008
At 6pm on Friday 12th November Weapon of Choice Gallery will be throwing open their doors to the first solo show from the artist ‘Lokey’. Lokey was born and raised in Bristol. His passion for graffiti started in the mid 1980’s following a chance encounter in a local park with some break-dancing kids who had returned from their American holiday armed with hip-hop mix tapes and photographs of graffiti.
Lokey is a product of the Kingswood Hip Hop scene that nurtured the likes of Deed, Cheo, Kato and Soker. The youngest of the Veterans of Bristol writers he has been painting the streets for the last twenty years during which time he has been a member of Bad Applez, Dry Breadz, collaborated with many of the big names in graffiti (including Banksy) and is now considered one of the best 3D letter writers around.
This show is an exhibition of artworks adapted from Lokey’s black books, his inspiration for his graffiti, and an insight into his imagination. This one’s not to be missed!
Show runs until the 5th of December 2010.
We popped by Upfest on Saturday 5th June to say hi to some friends and took a few snaps while we were there.