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Tell people about cool art they should see

Post by TRWG! » Tue Oct 02, 2007 3:39 pm

This is a thread for doing exactly as it says in the title - share links to/pictures of cool art that other people might not otherwise have come across.

I'll set the ball rolling with Tara McPherson - www.taramcpherson.com. I love the turquoise colours she uses, and the recurring themes. She does a lot of gig posters for cool bands, too.

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Post by TRWG! » Tue Oct 09, 2007 2:21 pm

Amy Sol - www.amysol.com

These paintings are amazing and make you think you should either practice more or just give up. They're all painted onto pieces of wood, which has been done before, but not as well as this.

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Post by jamie » Mon Oct 15, 2007 2:22 am

Jamie McKelvie, not me, but a different jamie...

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http://jamiemckelvie.com/

got this poster on my wall mmmmmm

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Goobye Vile Earth!

Post by linus » Fri Jan 04, 2008 9:38 pm

Simon Hollington is an old acquaintance of one's, we were at St Albans College of Art in 1987-88

I think we may have fallen out at some point, it felt like we did (it may have been over a girl or because I opted for a cosy job in Our Price rather than 'serious practice') however we sort of drift back into one another's eyelines every once in a while

He's the real deal and has what sounds like a rather compelling and fascinating, um, 'project' on in bloody Bracknell of all places, I thought I'd give Anorak members the heads up:


'Goodbye Vile Earth!'
Hollington & Kyprinaou
South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 7PA
February 2nd - March 16th 2008

2008 marks the 100th anniversary of the first manned powered flight in Britain, made by former cowboy Samuel Cody over Farnborough Common.

The Common became home to the now defunct Royal Aircraft Establishment, a top-secret military complex and what was one of the most important aeronautical research centres in the world.

Goodbye, Vile Earth! is the result of a residency at Farnborough Air sciences Trust, set up by ex employees to maintain the RAEʼs history. Contained within the museum and several storage containers are thousands of artifacts, films, declassified reports and photographs- many of which will be shown in public here for the first time.

Hollington & Kyprianou use elements from the archive to create a time line of the working life and scientific projects of the RAE, combined with contemporary interviews exploring the pathology of archiving and its communication, in effect creating an archive of the archivists. A second timeline, a subjective history of modern art, will run alongside, allowing an appraisal of how discoveries and developments in both changed our perceptions of, and the actual physical and social structures of the world.

Amongst The RAEs projects were the development of the Spitfire, the bouncing bomb, ejection seats, the jet engine and Concorde. The RAE was also home to the British space programme, which for a time in the 1960ʼs was one of the leaders in the field of rocket technology.

Intrinsically entwined with this industrial history is a rich social and cultural one, including the mass mobilization of female workforces, shifting gender and class hierarchies, the secrecy and myths surrounding the site, and the question of ethics in relation to scientific industrial military research.

ʽGoodbye Vile Earth!ʼ is a misquote of the Italian Futurist Filippo Marinetti, whose love of flight led him to see a future where humanity abandons terra forma for a life permanently in the skies. He actually wrote "Hoorah! No more contact with the vile earth!" in the Futurist manifesto, published in 1909, the year after Cody's first flight on Farnborough Common.

Simon Hollington & Kypros Kyprianou's previous collaborative projects have been shown nationally and internationally, including The ICA London and the 51st Venice Biennale.

For more information:http://www.electronicsunset.org

With the generous support of Farnborough Air Sciences Trust, South Hill Park, SCAN, Space Media and Distributed South.

February 2nd - March 16th 2008
Launch Event 2nd March 2-4.
Admission Free

Gallery opening times:

Wednesday 7.30-9.30pm
Thursday, Friday, Saturday 1-9.30pm
Sunday 1-5pm

Free ARC gallery talk on Sunday 16 March 3pm.

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Post by linus » Sat Feb 09, 2008 10:24 am

I really love the work of ros shiers

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I was at university with her and since then she's really established herself as one of the uk's more innovative and accomplished illustrators

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http://ros-shiers.com/home.html

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Re: Tell people about cool art they should see

Post by Sam » Thu Oct 23, 2008 11:50 am

anyone like chiho aoshima? she had an 'installation' at a london tube station some time last year, but i forget which one...

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oh - gloucester road aparently.

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Re: Tell people about cool art they should see

Post by linus » Wed Jan 07, 2009 2:37 pm

gemma cordell's stuff:

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here: http://www.gemmacorrell.com/

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and

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here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gemmacorrell/

I think her work is pretty ginchy and AWESOME!

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Re: Tell people about cool art they should see

Post by linus » Tue Apr 28, 2009 6:24 pm

I was amused by this:

http://wilmaproject.wordpress.com/

wilma martinez will have her day

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Re: Tell people about cool art they should see

Post by Woodbine » Tue Nov 10, 2009 2:26 am

I went to the Museum of Everything http://www.musevery.com/ at the weekend and it was absoltuely brilliant. Do go if you live in London or can get there. It's a free exhibition of outsider art, so most of it is done by people who are mentally unstable, religious fanatics, etc....but strangely it's somehow so much easier to relate to than your average exhibition. I went primarily because I wanted to see the Henry Darger paintings. I thought there would just be a couple of them but he has his own room, and someone has written such a beautifully succinct piece of prose about him that it just moves you to tears. I can't get over the beauty of his pictures. And to think that they were just bound up in his room and nobody but him knew about them until just before he died. Seeing them for real was just mesmerising.

Natalie Merchant wrote this lovely song about him http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVsvTJuMmQQ and here's the story of his life. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Darger
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Re: Tell people about cool art they should see

Post by Levey » Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:41 pm

I love Miles Aldridge, his photos are amazing.

http://www.milesaldridge.com/

(just to warn you the site opens with a nude photo in case you are at work or whatever)

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Re: Tell people about cool art they should see

Post by westgatestreet » Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:24 pm

Woodbine wrote:I went to the Museum of Everything http://www.musevery.com/ at the weekend and it was absoltuely brilliant.
Oh dammit I missed this. I *so* wanted to go, I heard it's amazing, but it's too late now, innit? It was just a temporary thingy right?

Oh, and I like the photography works of Darek Orwat. They make me laugh.

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