April 20, 2012 · 11:12 am
It’s been a while since we’ve gone out to a gallery show and I could hardly resist going to My Dog Sigh’s ‘Can Man’ show at the Pure Evil Gallery so it was time to don my ironic glasses and hit the East End. My Dog Sighs is involved with Free Art Friday and likes nothing better than dropping his cans and other work on the street for people to find – but this time they’re all indoors. There was an edition of 30 of his small cans, various other larger cans and a few canvases. They were all framed nicely, priced well and looked great on the wall. I think my favourite pieces were the bigger catering size cans, the smaller cans with woolly hats on and the can which was wearing a burka. Great stuff all round and we wish him all the very best. The show is on for another 10 days so if you are in the area you should definitely pop in.
My Dog Sighs - Can Man show @ Pure Evil Gallery
Can man complete with little woolly hat
Larger can man (although it's tricky to tell size with nothing to compare scale...)
After a couple of drinks and a swift chit-chat with My Dog we headed off to Stolenspace for a quick shufty at Roa‘s new show ‘Hypnagogia’ (which, i’ve found out, is the name for the state between being awake and being asleep). Roa’s work is impressive as ever and I like his work on bits of wood/furniture. Although saying that if i had to choose between his street work and his gallery work I’d take the street work every time. If i had a large industrial building he could work on I would invite him over and ask him very nicely if he’d consider doing a huge Manx cat for me…
Roa skull on wall @ Stolenspace
Roa skulls framed
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September 17, 2010 · 12:44 pm
There was something of an id-iom outing to the East End last night to quaff some free booze and check out some of the competition. After a quick preparatory pint at the Griffin we headed to Nychos new show at Pure Evil Gallery. I wouldn’t say that Nychos is particularly my style but i thought some of the work was good – I particularly liked a couple of the screenprints and also the wall he did downstairs (which unfortunately we failed to grab a photo of !)
After Nychos we headed just over and down the road to see SPQR’s new show at the Signal Gallery. Plenty of new work going down and there were a couple of firm favourites – I particularly liked the kids with the baseball bats (below) and also the framed collages which are definitely something a little different. Overall the show was pretty busy and it is well worth a look. The policeman getting the ice cream from the van was very Banksy-esque but that’s no bad thing. It’s definitely nice to get out every once in a while to have a drink and socialise. I’m sure i should do it more often…
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