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Last night… (My Dog Sighs & Roa)

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...)

Burka can

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

Cheers

id-iom

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id-iom vs Roa

 Last year we did a big piece on a wall on Chance Street in the East End of London. The video below shows the piece going up. It was the biggest piece we had done up till then and was certainly slightly daunting. As it turned out it was a beautiful day and we had a great time doing it. we even managed a round of applause from people passing by when we had finished.

Our piece remained in place for a few weeks before Roa did a fantastic piece over it. He apologised when we caught up to him at his exhibition but, of course, there was no need as that is just how these things roll. I was surprised it lasted as long as it had done anyway… here is the video of his piece going up.

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