Posts Tagged ‘Art-el Gallery’

Co-LAB opens 16th March 2013

March 8, 2013

It was a tough decision for us at Art-el Gallery to call it a day at The College Project at the end of last year, but they do say that as one door closes another opens and that is exactly what has happened.

Art-el has joined forces with the lovely PAPERpublication to form the collaborative community that is Co-LAB.

A coLABoration of 2 art galleries, a cafe,  4 T-Shirt companies and a publication all under one roof, this is going to be the new cool place to be.

The shop opens on the 16th March so come and join us for our opening at 2-4, Fairfax Street (corner of Nelson Street), Bristol BS1 3DB, between 11am – 11pm.

We are all currently working hard to turn this shop into the monster that is is destined to be, here are a few snap of work in progress .. as you can see there is still lots to do.

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Where:  2-4 Fairfax Street, Bristol, BS1 3DB

Telephone:  07584 905546

E-mail:  CoLABbristol@yahoo.co.uk

When:  Opens 16th March 2013 – then Mon – Fri 10am – 6pm & Sun 11am – 5pm

Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/BristolCoLAB (come and like us!)

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SHEONE INTERVIEW

October 19, 2012

Just a little taster to get us all in the mood for next Friday!

 

SHEONE SOLO SHOW ‘BLACKATELIER’ OPENING 26TH OCT @ ART-EL GALLERY

October 16, 2012

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.

ARTIST STATEMENT

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 LykenErmsone 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.

Acerone (Luke Palmer) solo show – Where Is Iron John?

September 25, 2012

Art-el Gallery is delighted to announce the first solo London exhibition from one of Bristol’s most exciting young visual artists to have emerged from the street art scene, Acerone (Luke Palmer).

Entitled ‘Where is Iron John?‘, Palmer’s new body of work depicts images from his exploration of masculinity and the transition into manhood, inspired, informed and twisted from the iconic Grimm BrothersDer Eisenhans’ fairy tale and it’s unique review through folklore and mythology by Robert Bly.

From innovative photo-shoots Palmer reveals some of London’s most classical statues and sculptures that evoke personal representations of the fragility, serenity and the complexity of modern masculinity and its links to the male of yesteryear.  Blended with images depicting the pace and expectation of inner-city modernity, double exposure images are replayed in paint and print creating works that are anchored in history whilst emphasising the pressure on the modern male.

“Art-el Gallery is proud to represent Luke’s work in his principal London exhibition. His shows in Bristol have attracted a diverse range of admirers and collectors and we are delighted to have the pleasure to bring this work to the capital”. 

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

The Scottish writer and activist Alistair McIntosh once told me ‘It’s tough to be a young man in this world’ and he was right.

Images of adult manhood given to us by popular culture and mass media appear worn out. The right man, the tough man, the true man, all of which have been force fed to us since birth and are neither accurate nor relevant to the real life of a modern male.

When I recently became a father, my preconceptions of what it meant to be a man were flipped upside down. I found that the irreversible transition between boyhood and manhood had begun and with guidance from a long forgotten fairy tale, my most recent work explores key moments from what is perhaps the most challenging and turbulent time in any man’s life.

The collection of work comprises paintings that juxtapose imagery of London streets and statues of immortalised heroes, double exposure photography and installations that use images of light and death as an allegory for change.  ‘Where is Iron John?’ is a visual representation of a young man dissecting masculinity whilst negotiating the complexities of modern life in the inner city.

BIOGRAPHY

Acerone’s (Luke Palmer) paintings have been exhibited in a number of group and solo shows in his hometown of Bristol, as well as on streets and abandoned buildings in the UK and beyond since the mid 90’s. His recent gallery works are an accumulation of 17 years’ operating as a graffiti artist with the internationally recognised TCF Crew, whilst working as a freelance photographer and lecturer at the City of Bristol College. Blending together experimental photographic techniques, bursts of light and paint, Palmer’s innovative paintings capture the energy and vibrancy of his street based murals directly onto canvas.

Palmer’s mural work can be seen adorning walls in and around the streets of Bristol as well as in many esteemed public institutions and private collections such as the Royal West of England Academy, Bristol City Museum & Art Gallery, the Tobacco Factory Theatre and the new M-Shed Museum in the regenerated docks area of Bristol.

He has exhibited in two solo shows; ‘Call to Adventure’ at the Colston Hall, Bristol (2010) and ‘Photographiti’ at Friend & Co Gallery (2009) as well as numerous group shows including ‘See no Evil’ the ‘Weapon of Choice’ pop-up gallery (2011), ‘Crimes of Passion’ at the Royal West of England Academy (2009), and he also co-curated ‘Distance Travelled’ & ‘Triple Drop’ at the Centrespace Gallery in 2010 and 2009 respectively.

In 2009 Palmer was the recipient of the first prize award in the ‘Bristol: A Second Look’ photography competition for his unique take on portraying the atmosphere of the city in a single image.

Palmer’s 2011 joint commission with illustrator Andy Council, for the City of Bristol’s flagship ‘People’s Museum’ M-Shed, was critically acclaimed by James Lachno in the Sunday Telegraph newspaper, who commented:

‘If a centerpiece exists then it is ‘Window on Bristol’, a huge graffiti-esque picture of Bristol’s buildings as a looming, luminous dinosaur arching over the M-Shed itself, by artists Andy Council and Luke Palmer.

With thanks to Bristol Beer Factory who will be providing the opening night refreshments.

Best Kept Secret @ The College Project 8th September

September 4, 2012

Come and join us at The College Project this Saturday for a day of painting fun.

 

Big thanks and love to all of you who helped make this happen – you know who you are x

Remember What You Stand For opens 2nd August @ Art-el Gallery

August 1, 2012

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

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Pinky Solo Exhibition @ Art-el Opens 2nd August 6pm – 9.30pm

July 18, 2012

Coming soon to Art-el, a stunning new collection of paintings and drawing by Pinky in his solo exhibition ‘REMEMBER WHAT YOU STAND FOR’.

 

Erms ‘Everything begins with an E’ solo show @ Art-el Gallery

June 5, 2012

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.

Paper Jam Series detail

Last Night on Earth
detail

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!!!

The making of Mark Lyken Solo Exhibition ‘Pattern Interrupt’ 4th May 2012

June 5, 2012

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.

Bristol Biennial @ The College

June 5, 2012

The College threw open it’s doors on Friday night as part of the Bristol Biennial (1st – 16th June).

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.

‘Hedgehog’ by Paul Green, resident of The College Project

‘Argon Bird’ by Boswell

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.

The Main Exhibition Space.

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.

One Thousand Birds installation by Kathy Hinde & Matthew Fairclough

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.

ERMS solo show @ 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