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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!!!

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EVERYTHING BEGINS WITH AN E & BRISTOL BIENNIAL

May 30, 2012

EVERYTHING BEGINS WITH AN E

Art-el Gallery is delighted to announce‘Everything Begins With An E’, a new body of work from the Graffiti writer and illustrator Erms.  UK born but now based in Paris, he continues to be active in the Parisian graffiti scene.

Taking diverse influence from classical New York and European graffiti, renaissance art through to pop art, traditional graphic design and illustration, the 80s Hip Hop movement and beyond. Erms takes us on a unique aesthetic exploration of the alphabet, of complex patterns, grids and graphic style.

The title for the show is inspired by the famous rave track of the same name. It also plays with the first letter of the artists moniker as well as having intrinsic links to the rave scene.

Last Night on Earth

The theme highlights the dangers of both of these pursuits that become all consuming, and when taken to the extreme, the darker elements begin to appear…

BRISTOL BIENNIAL @ THE COLLEGE PROJECT

Happening alongside this, in conjunction with The College Project will be the opening off the Bristol Biennial with an explosive multi-media event showcasing an array of visual art by the college creative’s, including an art and sculpture trial, live music and refreshments throughout the evening.   You will be blown away by the transformation of the old City of Bristol College, now a thriving artistic community in the midst of beautiful gardens.

See below for what we have in store for you.

The theme for this year’s Bristol Biennial is Storytelling, inviting participants to interpret the theme through visual arts, film and theatre. Storytelling exists in all facets of life: we tell stories and anecdotes to engage others and break down isolating barriers between individuals or groups. Storytelling can enrich our lives, it can be cathartic, it can impart wisdom or illustrate values and customs.

Photographer Matthew Smith (Mattko) has been invited to showcase his vast body of work.Mattko has spent the last 20 years documenting social movements in the UK.

Read an interview with Mattko and a review of his last exhibition in Crack Magazine.



Alongside the exhibitions, there will be an outdoor art and sculpture trail from the College Project artist studio and workshop residents.

Keep an eye out for the Immersive video, sound & sculptural installation By workshop resident Kathy Hinde & Matthew Fairclough called ‘A Thousand Birds’. This work has been partly created by the wider community, who have been creating origami cranes for it. You can still participate if you follow the instructions on this video.

The installation will be open for viewing at the at the same time as the gallery.  Other work will be available to view throughout the duration of the Bristol Biennial, 1st to 16th June.

There will also be live performance on the evening of the 1st from musicians Yaffle (Benita Johnson & Helen Gregory) and Insomniac Jack and a circus performance in ‘The House of Curious Engagements’.

See the Bristol Biennial website for all the related events throughout Bristol.

Epok & Smug – Deconstruction Exhibition opening night

May 19, 2012

We dropped into the Upfest Gallery last night to check out Epok and Smug’s joint exhibition ‘Deconstruction’.  If you haven’t been all ready then head that way as there is some amazing work to gaze over and of course purchase.

Here are a few sample shots

For more pictures check out our flickr set here http://www.flickr.com/photos/27892381@N04/sets/72157629800981928/

And for more information about the artists and the show (which runs until the 10th June) visit the Upfest Gallery web-site) here http://www.upfest.co.uk/