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‘ROYAL FLUSHES’ Carrie Reichardt & Bob Osborne P.V opens 6.30pm Fri 3rd Feb

Unbenannt-2Carrie Reichardt is a contemporary artist, who works from a mosaic-covered studio in London, The Treatment Rooms. A member of the Craftivism movement, Carrie Reichardt uses murals, ceramics, screen-printing and graphic design in her work. She is a dedicated advocate of the movement and curated one of the few exclusively Craftivist exhibitions in the UK,.

Rebel Not Taken is the art brand of Bob Osborne.

Bob Osborne’s ancestry can be traced back through a long line of downtrodden peasants, convicts, rag-and-bone men and all-round riff raff. The heroic sort that has always scratched a dodgy living on the outside edge of society.

The Rebel Not Taken leit-motif runs through Bob Osborne’s Art. His work across mixed media is inherently imbued with the subversive and ribald imagery of an instinctive miscreant. Despite being a published poet (A Moon In Leo 1977) and possessing a keen philosophical end existential bent, Osborne prefers to create art with everyday materials and deconstruct found objects. He often incorporates low-brow language and slang into his work and uses visual metaphors that draw extensively on popular culture and taboo humour.

 

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‘WHAT HOLDS YOU TOGETHER ?’ by AWARD WINNING ARTIST PATRICK COLHOUN PV 3rd MARCH

 

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An exhibition of Contemporary Sculpture and Anti Ceramics by Award winning artist Patrick Colhoun.

‘What Holds You Together?’ is the artist’s second solo London exhibition and is a marked departure from the work of the 2015 ‘Solitary’ exhibitions in Belfast, Dublin and London.

This exhibition, and hence the title, is borne largely from the artist’s observation that most people need something to help cope with everyday life and function within society. That something could be family, religion, alcohol, drugs, the family dog, or other iniquities.

This new body of work is based largely around the desire of the artist to return to working with abstract forms. The artist also draws from previous work in terms of the material and methods used for fixing the pieces together. The simple abstract aesthetic of the ceramic tablet forms, allied with the various fixing methods leads to the simple question, What Holds You Together?

Patrick Colhoun was born in Belfast in 1968, largely self-taught, Colhoun is already collected & exhibited internationally.

All works are available for sale, for enquiries or to view a pdf of the work prior to the private view, please contact the Gallery

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HOPELESS UTOPIAS (click here)

‘HOPELESS UTOPIAS‘  Book the weekend off.  PV Friday 14th October 2016 from 6.30-9.30pm

 

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As a fun fair ‘Hopeless Utopias’ would be in low attendance, as a collaborative exhibition between these two established & very talented artists the intrigue & interest levels are ramped up to full capacity.

 

David Bray & John McCarthy, both noted artists in their own right

have decided to collaborate on an exciting and experimental exhibition. Each artist received six canvas’ and was asked to paint on one half only, then swop and finish the other side, all spontaneously without planning or agenda and allowing the other artist to paint over the divide if the urge hits them.

“its an exercise in trust and letting go”

In this show away from John’s photo-realist work comes a love of vintage illustration, through previous work as a cartoonist and years of experimental poppy, multi layered sketch book drawings, from David his abundant imagination infused with his vast knowledge & influences all contribute to his unique approach to obscuring meaning and direction.

 

The results of which culminate in this dynamic and thoroughly engaging exhibition brimming with style, quality & a generous lick

of humour.

 

VISITOR INFORMATION

BEN OAKLEY GALLERY

9 Turnpin Lane, Greenwich, London SE10 9JA

DLR: Cutty Sark Greenwich (2 minutes walk)

Overground Train: Greenwich Station (5 minutes walk)

 

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CLAIRE SWINDALE @the B.O.G 15th August – 28th August

Come & welcome Claire Swindale introducing her full Brand range, from soft furnishings, Prints, Wallpapers, Photography  & Luxury scarves. The brand is inspired by London; the fun, the detail, the comfort of the familiar, the anticipation of the unexpected. The signature style is structured yet whimsical, timeless yet edgy. The materials are of the highest British quality.WED-SUNDAY 11-6pm

 

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