Sunday, 12 May 2013

Press and Release and Other Exhibitions

We visited the Press and Release exhibition at Phoenix Gallery. It is an exhibition of artists' book and turned out to be one of the best shows I have seen at Phoenix.  It is really worth a visit, the show continues until the 9th June.

Here are few images of the books that caught my eye.

 Jonny Hannah
Booklyn Artists Alliance  
Inside shot of the fabric book "Composition"

Deborah Boardman

 My favourite book of the whole exhibition was "The Octopus Would Like To Put A Stop To Us" by Otto Dettmer (below).  I love the humorous narrative, the bold colour and how it has been made.
Otto Dettmer
Spread of "The Octopus Would Like To Put A Stop To Us" by Otto Dettmer
Spread of "The Octopus Would Like To Put A Stop To Us" by Otto Dettmer
Otto Dettmer
Otto Dettmer 

These painted boxes by John Bently (below) were also really interesting. Each box has been made to look like a book with a face painted on the front and inside a descriptive note about the person.

John Bently
John Bently
John Bently

We also had a look at The Air Itself One Vast Library by Mariele Neudecker which is at Lighthouse and The Blue Route, a show by Kaarina Kaikkonen at Fabrica (below).

Kaarina Kaikkonen

Thursday, 9 May 2013

What Are You Like? Exhibition

Over the weekend I went to the Winchester Discovery Centre to see the What Are You Like? exhibition put on by the House of Illustration.  I absolutely loved it.

It featured the work of 45 people, each producing a piece based on the Victorian parlour game "What Are You Like?" They were asked to draw their favourite things, the only restriction was the size of the pieces.

The exhibition is continues until the 16th June. Go check it out! More info here.

Here are few pictures of my favourites. 

David Shrigley
Georgina Von Etzoorf
Joe Berger
Mary Fedden
Emma Chichester Clark
Nick Garland
Andrew Marr
Sara Fanelli
 Laura Carlin
 JacK Penate
Paul Smith
Posy Simmonds

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Car 1 - Eve

I have also started another self initiated long term project to draw all the cars I own over my life time. Starting with my first car, a Peugeot 106, which I have owned since September 2011. She is called Eve and I also drew her for the Doodlers Anonymous' "Doodle Your Ride" Competition.