Just a little taster to get us all in the mood for next Friday!
After a decade of traveling the globe, taking in New York, Paris, Tokyo, Hong Kong, the Gambia and many points in between, SheOne brings his signature bold expressive strokes and highly personalised abstract over-spray to Art-el Gallery in Bristol.
Opening at 6pm on the 26th October and entitled ‘Blackatelier’, the exhibition will feature a collection of brand new works and installation pieces created whilst in residency at the gallery. The work reflects on his expansive history of mark making that is deep rooted in the era of New York subway graffiti.
I discovered graffiti as a fully formed art culture, I took the idea of spray-painting a name and have been abstracting that concept ever since.
The new works are the latest entries in an aesthetic journal, information mapped out in a stylised argot, gathered from the immediacy of site specific painting in the abandoned edges and questioning the transient nature of public art.
In graffiti you have to be prepared to walk away from your works. It is a one shot deal, whether it’s a rooftop in the Bronx or an abandoned farmhouse on a Sardinian hillside, you will never personally see the work again. What is important is committing to a moment and the experience of making the works.
This latest show captures fragments of these journeys, externalised private moments, experience translated into permenance.
Blackatelier is wherever I am working, an ambient studio where internal impulses can be realised, a sloganised output made physical with spraypaint.
Please come and join us for what will be Art-el’s final exhibition of 2012. It’s been a great year and we’ve hosted some amazing show’s with some super talented artists, including Mark Lyken, Ermsone and Pinky. The remaining work from these shows can still be purchased through the Art-el website.
The show runs until the 17th November – normal Art-el gallery opening times apply.
Art-el Gallery is proud to present ‘Remember what you Stand For’, an exhibition of new paintings and drawings from Brighton based artist and illustrator, Pinky.
The exhibition opens on Thursday 2nd August at 6pm and runs until the 31st August. The work, including a new screenprint produced for the show, will also be available on the Art-el website following the opening of the exhibition.
Gallery opening times – Thursday & Friday 11:30 to 17:30 and Saturday 12:00 to 16:30
“I make art about life.
Technicolor interpretations of my experience. Explorations of the infinite particular and the iconographic past and present. This moment and how to celebrate it.
On the way I create work for Flip skateboards, Altamont Apparel and Gnu Snowboards. I exhibit in Brighton, Portland, Berlin, London and Hull.
What is sacred to you? What makes your life meaningful? What’s next?
REMEMBER WHAT YOU STAND FOR” Pinkyvision
Coming soon to Art-el, a stunning new collection of paintings and drawing by Pinky in his solo exhibition ‘REMEMBER WHAT YOU STAND FOR’.
The new College Boutique is having a Launch Party on Friday the 13th from 4.30pm-8pm and you are invited to join them.
There will be children’s activities in the afternoon 4.30pm-6pm and drinks from 6pm onwards.
The College Boutique showcases the talents of The College Project residents and friends. From custom handmade clothing, stone sculpture, jewellery, paintings, original prints, hand knitted goods, metalwork plus much much more…
The boutique is open Thursday to Fridays 11:30am to 5:30pm and Saturday 12:00pm to 4:30pm at The College Project, Marksbury Road, Bedminster, Bristol, BS3 5JJ.
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It was a very busy week last week. Erms arrived into Bristol from Paris on Sunday 27th May and on Monday the work began.
First up deciding the order of the paintings and marking out the walls ready to go to town with the Montana!
Tuesday – and it’s time to make a start on the show installation piece and fashion some aerosol caps out of buckets. Just for the record, DIY stores do not make downpipe in lengths that will fit into a standard hatchback car – so for any of you out there in Bristol who saw some crazy woman in a car park attacking downpipe with a hacksaw – that was me and this is why!
Great waves made on the painting front on Wednesday.
As if it wasn’t enough that the walls have eyes, it’s also time to add some skeleton hands – lots of them!
Painting done it’s time to start hanging – string, clips and a man who can tie knots desperately required (and found in the form of Aeddon who was amazing, big up and thanks for all your help).
On Friday printmaster and sticker king Stickee arrived to add some vinyl finishing touches.
Not long to go and the gallery is looking somewhat …….. unready! It’s a mad dash to the 6pm deadline and we didn’t quite make it, a little wait was necessary but we hope it was worth it.
The work is absolutely amazing and with the exception of the show print all the work that you can see in these photo’s is freehand and original, using a range of media including, gouache, permanent marker and posca. The detail is just outstanding.
All remaining original work is now available at Art-el Gallery.
The show is open until June 22nd. Thursday & Friday 11:30 – 17:30 and Friday 12: to 16:00.
Don’t miss it and please don’t mention luggage tags!!!
It’s out with the old and in with the old at Art-el Gallery.
Erms solo show ‘Everything Begins With An E’ opened with a bang on Friday evening, after a busy and tiring week putting it up – more to come about that soon.
Pattern Interrupt, Mark Lyken’s solo show is down and has left the gallery, and the event seems like such a long time ago now. That said the show will live on in our hearts and of course on the internet! Lets take a little look back and how it all began.
Thanks to Mark for having the faith and for agreeing to put on Art-el first solo show, all who help out putting the show up and all those who came to view and of course thanks to Joe Clarke for an amazing momento of the achievement in the form of this short film.
Work from the show is now available on line at Art-el Gallery.
It was a hugely busy and succesful night attracting artists and the local community who took great pleasure in the vast array of art work and creativeness that was on offer, enjoyed walking the art and sculpture trail and then relaxed to the sounds of Yaffle and Insomniac Jack.
This work can continue to be seen throughout the 16 days of the Biennial, but in order to take in the whole event it is best to save your visit for a Thursday, Friday or Saturday as this is when Art-el Gallery and Kathy Hindes, 1000 birds sound and visual installation are also available to view.
Here is a little run thorugh & visual sample of what you can expect to see.
Explore the College site via the art and sculpture trial, there are maps and information available in the main exhibition space.
In the main exhibition space there is a group exhibition of work from from the amazing and talented residents of the college, including sculpture by Pete Mountain, Matthew Billington and Lillith C Green life drawing by Colin Stevens (who also runs classes at the college), photography by Joe Clarke & Ashley Clarke and Stefanie Dring and painting by Kerry Day.
In addition there is a solo photography exhibition by Matt Smith (Mattko), 30 photographs both digital and exposed print each telling it’s own story called ….
Open Thursday & Friday 11:30 to 17:30 and Saturday 12:00 to 16:30 is a sound and visual installation by Kathy Hinde and Matthew Fairclough. Many of the 1000 paper cranes used in this exhibit have been made by the local community.
Also available to view on the same days and during the same hours is the Erms solo show ‘Everything Begins With An E’ in the Art-el Gallery.
The shows own blog and further pictures coming here soon.
So come down and check this out for yourself soon, it an amazing place and there is much going on.
And finally a huge thanks to all those who made this event possible, you all know who you are. BIG LOVE X