I visited the exhibition today after the 12 artist’s 12 day set up (for a description of the show visit the page in our Arts Programme part of the site) and was enthused to see truly refreshing work on a highly conceptual level. The curation by collective LeandaKateLouise is really inspired with each space making you stop and ponder and there seem to be new revelations for visitors as they pass and ultimately retrace their steps back through the show - culminating in Rob Eagle’s ‘Just a Cheeky Boy’.
Highlights for me are the aforementioned piece, but also Tessa Whitehead’s ‘Cowboy and Nails’ pictured below and in Gallery#3.
I’m not sure what it is - the title reminiscent of a saying, but I’m not sure what; the juxtaposition of the cut out paper cowboy and hard, protruding nails; it poses more questions than I can answer somehow.
What strikes you overall though, is a sense of playfulness, of artists having enjoyed themselves here and none more so then in Paulina Michnowska’s ‘Attempt to be patriotic’ which reminded me of the ‘Scorchio’ weather skit on The Fast Show and Richard Woods’ trademark ‘LOGO No. 108’ panelling which took me back to Selfridges’ window display some seasons ago which celebrated his collaboration with Sebastian Wrong for Established & Sons.
There is much more to see - the show runs from now until Friday 20th April from 12noon - 6pm (closed 16th and 17th) and is Free. The space is located at 28 Redchurch Street, Shoreditch, E2 7DP - click for info and map.