Thursday, 17 November 2011

'Specimen' at the Dead Dolls Club

'Specimen' went down a storm - thanks to everyone that came to see the show and is still planning on doing so! Had a lot of good reactions to the work and the space it was in. Many thanks to Adam and Daryl of The Dead Doll's Club and you can follow their many adventures in interiors and forays in food here. I will be doing some more wall drawings for some of their interesting pop-up restaurants in the coming months. Nice little reviews from Creative Review and Amelia's Magazine, plus mentions on the VNA and the Inkygoodness blogs.

For the two pieces above ('Bouquet') and below ('Cyclopic') I concentrated my efforts on original drawing. This was a little strange for me as I work predominantly in print. Nevertheless, they completely absorbed me for a few weeks, though in reality I'm not sure that they worked within the context of the space. But, you win some - you lose some. And I'm pretty sure I honed my drawing skills, so all was not lost. I'll be doing some print work in the next few weeks using these drawings so keep one eye out.

I also did something I have been thinking about for a while, little drawings in old glass medicine bottles. These were really fun to do and really effective. This photograph doesn't really do them justice. They'll be up on the Dead Doll's Club shop when the exhibition comes down at the end of this month.

Polly Alizarin Harvey absolutely smashed it, with two blinding bits of large scale collage, plus two smaller pieces. She also created a piece especially for the glass coffee table in the room.

Rebecca Hiscocks screen printed an entire wall of wallpaper, with her hand drawn cartouches, plus exhibiting two hand-made (well, dad-made) lightboxes illuminating screen prints onto X-rays (that show her friend's gall stones). She also exhibited 'St Barts', the super screen-print onto plywood that was part of her Camberwell MA degree show. Lovely skeletal stuff.

'Specimen' is on at The Dead Doll's Club, Hackney until Sunday 27th November. Open Thursday - Saturdays and serving delicious stew and a variety of teas. Any other time - by appointment. Just swing me an email.

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