Spreading fear and mayhem in the visual arts.

Archive for May, 2010

by suzanne_tumblr on May 16th, 2010

The Lovely Assistant and Laughing Stock by Edward Walton Wilcox, bitumen and tempera on panel, 2009-2010

by suzanne_tumblr on May 16th, 2010

bewitching:

funeral:

(via love-less)

It always weirds me out how certain things definitely work better in b/w. 

This is Ängsälvor by Nils Blommér, oil on canvas, 1850

Estelle Hanania's Myriorama at Fat Galerie, Paris

by Suzanne on May 15th, 2010


From the Dondoro series by Estelle Hanania, 2008

Five days to go to the opening of Estelle Hanania's Myriorama show at Fat Galerie in Paris. Maybe an excuse to waste all my hard-earned money on an overpriced EuroStar seat and go and see the Takeshi Kitano show as well?


From the Shady series by Estelle Hanania, 2005

Anyways, as a great lover of central Swiss carnival folklore, I must say that it has always deeply amazed and impressed me that a metropolitan Parisian captured the surreal, archaic, pagan and otherwordly ongoings in a time of seasonal and spiritual transition best and her images fill me with great longing to travel back in time to my homeland to an era of frugality, carnalness and happy witch burnings and Protestant bashing for the whole family. But then again, I could just tune in to a Kenyan news channel, couldn't I?


From the Shady series by Estelle Hanania, 2005

Opening reception: Thursday, May 20, 2010, 5 - 9 PM

On show: May 20 - June 30, 2010

Address: Fat Galerie, 1 Rue du Petit-Thouars, 75003 Paris, France, tel: +33(0) 1 44 54 00 84 | Map

Gallery hours: Tue - Sat: 1 – 7 PM

Flyer

Artist's website

Charles Krafft at StolenSpace, London

by Suzanne on May 15th, 2010


Manson Bust by Charles Krafft and Mike Leavitt, hand painted porcelain - click to enlarge

The lovely Beth from StolenSpace informed me about Charles Krafft's (previously featured here) new show at their Old Truman Brewery premises.


FORGIVENESS Soap by Charles Krafft, soap and porcelain

Charles exhibits alongside Mike Leavitt of Art Army fame and if you love a bit of disasterwareâ„¢, you should totally head down there.


Ahmadinejad Bust by Charles Krafft and Mike Leavitt, hand painted porcelain - click to enlarge

On show: May 14 - 30, 2010

Address: StolenSpace Gallery, Dray Walk, The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL, UK, tel: +44 (0) 207 247 2684 | Map

Gallery hours: Tue - Sun: 11 AM – 7 PM

Preview show | Opening pictures

Artist's website

by suzanne_tumblr on May 14th, 2010

FORGIVENESS Soap by Charles Krafft, soap and porcelain

by suzanne_tumblr on May 14th, 2010

Manson Bust and Ahmadinejad Bust by Charles Krafft and Mike Leavitt, hand painted porcelain bust

by suzanne_tumblr on May 13th, 2010

Generic Number 6 Pose by Wurzeltod®, 2010

by suzanne_tumblr on May 13th, 2010

Just a new addition to the doll family (2nd in middle row from left). She looks like that supernaturally beautiful girl in your primary school class who always sat there all mysteriously silent and heartbreakingly gorgeous and when you realised that she’s really just completely vapid and apathetic you spent your sleepless nights trying to convince yourself that her apparent vapidness is really just a guise to cover up some eternal wisdom and esoteric insight into the secrets of the universe, but no, she was really just damn stupid and it hit you again how very painful beauty mixed with stupidity is to the empathetic mind.

Other items this week: Wooden ceremonial rosary that goes down to my thighs (Yes! Of course I’m planning to wear it and make people kiss it!) and a 1908 issue of M. M. Taylor’s “Hand Book of Craft Freemasonary Including Installation of Master and Investiture of Officers” which is always useful. 

Tom Bagshaw at Knifesmith Gallery, Bristol

by Suzanne on May 12th, 2010


Kuchisake-Onna by Tom Bagshaw

Looks like Bristol is still profiting from last year's Banksy Factor and decided to put on some big shows.

Maybe time for me to review my bad experiences with B-Town and head back there. Yay, Megabus!

There has definitely been enough press on the Art From The New World show at the Bristol City Museum & Art Gallery by now (Christ! They still don't have a webshite?!)), so let's look at Tom Bagshaw's solo show at the Knifesmith Gallery instead.


Nukekubi by Tom Bagshaw

An exhibition entitled Yokai Dreams promises preternatural creepiness and demonic supernaturalia, but I somehow can't help feeling it all looks a bit too... uhmm... fashiony and European. Maybe a more lighthearted theme/programme with a group show featuring Tom alongside mayhaps Femke Hiemstra would have been a bit more compelling? I guess I'll go check it out anyway.

On show: May 8 - 29, 2010

Address: Knifesmith Gallery, 11 Christmas Steps, Bristol, BS1 5BS, UK, tel: 0117 927 7749 | Map

Gallery hours: Tue - Sat: 11 AM – 6 PM

Artist's website

by suzanne_tumblr on May 12th, 2010

Nukekubi and Kuchisake-Onna by Tom Bagshaw