Getting the red-eye
I don’t think many people really enjoy getting out of bed in the morning. Even less if it’s cold and dark and 5am and you’ve got to drag your sorry carcass to the airport for an early morning flight. This lady looks a bit like that’s happened but, in fact, she isn’t catching a flight anywhere. She’s been up all night burning the midnight oil and partying with certain unnamed celebrities and apart from the unmistakeable case of red-eye shows no signs of flagging. Two totally different scenarios but with the same outcome and unluckily for her she’s got a nose like Rudolph to boot, she’s certainly not at her best that is for sure but she’ll keep going…
Title: Getting the Red Eye
Materials: Spray paint, paint pen and charcoal
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Team id-iom had a little outing to Pahnl’s solo show ‘Do look down’ at West Bank gallery last night. On arrival we were given a copy of the ‘Lowdown Times’ newspaper and a cardboard frame. All would soon become clear. The downstairs space had been transformed into ’40 metres of a sprawling stencilled city across the gallery walls’ featuring a huge selection of Pahnl’s small stylized stick men and animals up to all kinds of tricks – from bank robbers and graffiti artists to crane operators and rioters.
The ‘Lowdown Times’ newspaper was a 12 page edition in the style of a local newspaper for the stencilled city. All the stories in the paper related to events on the wall and it’s written with a certain wry sense of humour. I particularly liked the horoscopes and obituary section (below). The cardboard frames we’d been given were so if there was a section of the city you liked you could frame it with the cardboard and then Pahnl would reproduce this on canvas for you (there were various sizes of frame available). It was clear a lot of thought had gone into whole thing.
Lowdown Times horoscope page
Upstairs there was a small selection of prints, a couple of originals on canvas and some nice repainted metal street signs. These all looked good but my favourite touch was the little comedy write ups they all had on the walls next to them. There was also a screen showing his excellent ‘Nowhere near home’ video made using light stencils. Clever work and a good night all round. It’s open until next week and I’d suggest you pay a visit.
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