Friday, August 20, 2010

"HEADS" Exhibition at the Emporium, Stokes Croft August 2010

Here are photos from an exhibition I made in the Emporium, Stokes Croft Bristol last week. I exhibited the drawings of 56 heads which I'd been drawing on and off for three months, some charcoal drawings from last year, a cardboard sculpture based on the 56 head drawings made in the Emporium, a painted head on the wall and a poem written by my friend Mike Powell in response to the head drawings.
I wish I'd had more time to make the sculpture more extensive but I felt very excited by making this head sculpture as I let go of any worries about making something that looked in any way well made and decided to make the way the sculpture was made very much part of its appearance, so the masking tape, pva glue, cardboard and support angles were all exposed and I painted quite randomly with a big brush so a lot of cardboard was left unpainted.
The Emporium is such a good space to be able to try out large scale work and it then gives you ideas for future work.
Here are some photos of the opening night too. Baba Yaga's Consort, Liam Dalrymple and my band Dogface Sockets were all going to play but we ended up just having a jam and that was much more relaxing and fun than all getting up and doing performances.

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