Wednesday, September 03, 2008
The Joyful Bewilderment
I am taking part in an exhibition, October 2nd-27th curated by friends Marcus Oakley, Simon Peplow and Holly Wales. It is going to be a mammoth exhibition with about 80 amazing artists taking part:
Abby Portner (USA) / Adam Hayes (UK) / Adrian Fleet (UK) / Alex Higglet (UK) / Alice Stevenson (UK) / Amy Brown (UK) Amy Ruppel (USA) / Andre Razo (USA) / Andreas Banderas (NOR) / Andreas Samuelsson(SWE) / Andy Jenkins (USA) Andy Rementer (USA) / Anna Peaker (UK) / Ben Javens (UK) / Ben Newman (UK) / Brent Wadden (CAN) / Cat Johnston (UK) / Chrissie Abbott (UK) / Chris Bourke (UK) / Chris Keenan (UK) / Chris Magnusson (SWE) / Christopher Bettig (FRA)Clare Shilland (UK) / Cornelia O’ Donovan (UK) / Crayonlegs (UK) / Craig Atkinson (UK) / Damien Correll (USA) / Danny Sturgess (UK) / Dean Sullivan (USA) / Derek Albeck (USA) / Emerald Mosley (UK) / Emily Twomey (UK) / Eric Shaw (UK) / E*Rock (USA) / Errol Richardson (CAN) / French (UK) / Garrett Morin (USA) / Grady McFerrin (USA) / Gwenola Carrere (BEL) / Hiroshi Kariya (JAP) / Holly Stevenson (USA) / Holly Wales (UK) / James Jarvis (UK) / Jenny Bowers (UK) / Jethro Haynes (UK) / Jesse Brown (USA) / Jesse Spears (USA) / Jim Stoten (UK) / Joanna Marie Beaumont (UK) Jody Barton (UK) / Joe83 (POL) / Joseph Allen (AUS) / Josh Petherick (AUS) / Justin Fines (USA) / Justin B Williams (USA) / Lala Ladcani (ARG) / Lawrence Roper (UK) / Lee Basford (UK) / Leila Shetty (UK) / Lucy Mclauchlan (UK) / Luke Ramsey (CAN) / Maja Sten (SWE) / Marco Velardi (ITA) / Marcus Oakley (UK) / Marcus Walters (UK) / Matt Cassity (US) Matthew Feyld (CAN) / Matthew Hodson (UK) / Matthew Lock (UK) / Maxwell Paternoster (UK) / Merijh Hos - Bfree (NL) Melvin Galapon (UK) / Michael Kirkham (UK) / Michael Perry (USA) / Michael Swaney (CAN) / Mogu Takahashi (JAP) Nathaniel Russell (USA) / Nick White (UK) / Nigel Peake (N. IRE) / Nigel Robinson (UK) / Ok Bang (ITA) / Ola Vasiljeva (NOR) / Patrick Gildersleeves (UK) / Petra Borner (SWE) / Randy Laybourne (USA) / Richard T Clarke (UK) / Richard Coldicott (UK) / Rick Myers (UK) / Robin Cameron (USA) / Robert Hanson (SCO) / Rob Ryan (UK) / Rui Tenreiro (NOR) Ryan Jacob Smith (USA) / Ryan Waller (USA) / Sarajo Friedeh (USA) / Scott Barry (USA) / Shoboshobo (FRA) / Stefan Marx (GER) / Stef Grindley (UK) / Steven Harrington (USA) / Stine Belden Røed (NOR) / Stuart Kolakovic (UK) / Simon Peplow (UK) / Simon True (UK) / Sumi Ink Club (USA) / Supermundane (UK) / Susan Cianciolo (US) / Tetsunori Tawaraya (JAP) / Till Thomas (GER) / Tim Head (UK) / Toby Shaull (UK) / Tsz Wan Ting (HK) / Tuukka Kaila (FIN) / Valerie Philips (USA) / Vaughan Baker (UK) / Wouter Vanhaelmeesh (BEL) / Yuka Katagiri (JAP)
The Joyful Bewilderment’ showcases the work of a group of like minded image-makers. This exhibition can be seen as an expression of these artists compulsion to create. Fundamentally, the artists in the show all share an essential motivation – to explore the possibilities of enhancing everyday life by making magic from the mundane. The works in the show utilise modest and direct means – including works in pencil, paint and ink along with photographic works which record and celebrate everyday happenstances.
Private View 2 October from 7 until 12, with live musical accompaniment from Einstellung
Rough Trade East Gallery Dray Walk, Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL