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Whatever Happened to the Space Age

Original painting by Peter Bright  (aka This Window).

Media: Painting and Screen Print on canvas, signed and dated 2011.

Size: 400mm x 400mm £403.56

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Buzz Aldrin walks on the moon, July 20, 1969

Buzz Aldrin walks on the moon, July 20, 1969 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As an 11 year old I watched the first moon landing in 1969. I was mad about everything to do with space travel, I would read anything that was about rockets, cosmonauts and astronauts. Later in my life I shook the hand of a man who shook the hand of my all time hero Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin, that was for me like touching history, if only secondhand (excuse the pun).

I was rummaging through old boxes of stuff and found the newspaper cutting of an astronaut on the moon – yellowed and faded – it still makes my heart flutter. I wish I’d been to the moon.

‘BOLD and arresting artwork will catch the eye at West Buckland School this month. The striking exhibition of prints, drawings and paintings is by Woolacombe artist, Peter Bright.

In it, Peter revisits images and ideas from his past and re-execute them in print and paint.’

 

Bring back the Cold War

Young men from opposing political viewpoints expand scientific and exploration boundaries for political kudos – but they were exciting times. Bring back the cold war – the world was a safer place and more interesting.

The Cold War was the period of history from roughly between 1946 and 1991 of political conflict, military tension, proxy wars, and economic competition between the Communist World—primarily the Soviet Union and its satellite states and allies—and the powers of the Western world, primarily the United States and its allies. Although the chief military forces never engaged in a major battle with each other, they expressed the conflict through military coalitions, strategic conventional force deployments, extensive aid to states deemed vulnerable, proxy wars, espionage, propaganda, conventional and nuclear arms races, appeals to neutral nations, rivalry at sports events, and technological competitions such as the Space Race.

Cold War. (2011, December 2). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 11:43, December 4, 2011, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Cold_War&oldid=463632314

Work in Progress

Triumphant Adventure

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The political and ideological polarity of Russia and the USA during the cold war (retrospectively) makes an interesting starting point for a new project. Apparently there are rumors that the early days of the Russian space program were not only motivated by military and scientific advancement but a search for a new world to populate – to put citizens of the Russian Republic on once they had realized their ambitions of ensuring immortality. There was no God in Russia (officially) and the USA put their trust in God, both were chasing the same dreams, immortality and history. Gagarin achieved both by becoming a God (hero) in his own country and the rest of the world – all gods die young.

As an 11 year old I watched the first moon landing in 1969. I was mad about everything to do with space travel, I would read anything that was about rockets, cosmonauts and astronauts. Later in my life I shook the hand of a man who shook the hand of my all time hero Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin, that was for me like touching history, if only secondhand (excuse the pun).

I was rummaging through old boxes of stuff and found the newspaper cutting of an astronaut on the moon – yellowed and faded – it still makes my heart flutter. I wish I’d been to the moon.

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Whatever Happened to the Space Age

£57.17

Original painting by Peter Bright.

Media: Painting and Screen Print on canvas, signed and dated 2011.

Size: 500mm x 400mm

Buy here…

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Nancy Spungen left home at age 17 and moved to New York City. She worked as a stripper around Times Square (and allegedly at a brothel as well). She followed bands such as Aerosmith, The New York Dolls and The Ramones. In 1977, she moved to London and met The Sex Pistols. When lead singer Johnny Rotten did not show interest in her, she pursued bassist Sid Vicious and they soon moved in together.

Morgue Gallery – sale

La Belle et La Bête £605.34 Original painting by Peter Bright.Media: Painting and Screen Print on canvas, signed and dated 2011.Size: 110mm x 820mmSupplied in the original black ‘temporary’ studio frame.Buy here from Morgue Gallery ARTIST + S T A … Continue reading ?

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Painting on deep box canvas. £47.08 ($70)

Original painting by Peter Bright (aka This Window)

Media: Painting and Screen Print on canvas, signed and dated 2011.

Size: 500mm x 400mm

Painting on deep box canvas. £47.08 ($70). Shipping Free. Buy here…

ARTIST + S T A T E M E N T … My heroes have grown old with me or they have died – maybe their death has been a way to freeze time, stop the aging process – not only for them but for me also?.‘Peter’s exhibition was inspired by iconic images he used when he was at art school in the 70s on the theme of Beauty and the Beast – inc Sid and Nancy and Guy the Gorilla! – and I think the results are really bold and impactful.’I have always been a hoarder, newspaper clippings, postcards etc. It is only now that I have decided to recycle them.

Guy the Gorilla (May 30, 1946 – 1978) was a Western Lowland Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) which was London Zoo‘s famous resident, something of a celebrity in the 1960s–70s and was often profiled on kids TV shows and natural history productions. Guy the Gorilla was one of London Zoo’s best-loved animals.He arrived at the zoo on 5 November 1947, Guy Fawkes Night, hence his name. He was a tiny baby, weighing just 23 lb (10 kg) and holding a small tin hot-water bottle.

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West Buckland Festival – Art preview

The preview night of ‘The Gallery‘ exhibition went extremely well, over 20 artists were represented in the exhibition with over 100 people attending the opening of the exhibition. Sixty+ paintings, ceramics, textile, glass and wooden art works were on show. During the preview 9 artists sold pieces of work. This is a fantastic event which will finish this evening – anticipated visitors to the exhibition, live music events and workshops will exceed 1000!

This evening:

A very Special evening with

Dana – in person

We are pleased to announce that Dana will be appearing in St Peter’s Church on Sunday 11th September 2011. A number of her songs will be performed with a choir of local schoolchildren. There are only a limited number of tickets available so please visit our ‘Box Office‘.

This Event has been made possible by the generous sponsorship of the family owned business, Roundswell BP/SPAR Services.

More info…


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Media: Original Painting and Screen Print on canvas, signed and dated 2011.Size: 500mm x 400mmPainting on deep box canvas. £47.08 ($70). Shipping Free. Buy here..

Guy the Gorilla (May 30, 1946 – 1978) was a Western Lowland Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) which was London Zoo‘s famous resident, something of a celebrity in the 1960s–70s and was often profiled on kids TV shows and natural history productions. Guy the Gorilla was one of London Zoo’s best-loved animals.
He arrived at the zoo on 5 November 1947, Guy Fawkes Night, hence his name. He was a tiny baby, weighing just 23 lb (10 kg) and holding a small tin hot-water bottle.

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Original Framed Painting £40.36

Due to a ‘time waster’ this painting has now become available again.

Original painting by Peter Bright.

Media: Painting and Screen Print on canvas, signed and dated 2003 – 2011

Size: 303 mm x 403mmIncludes original studio frame.

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Original painting by Peter Bright

Media: Painting and Screen Print on canvas, signed and dated 2011.

Size: 500mm x 400mmPainting  on deep box canvas. £47.08 ($70). Shipping Free. Buy here…

ARTIST + S T A T E M E N T …

My heroes have grown old with me or they have died – maybe their death has been a way to freeze time, stop the aging process – not only for them but for me also?

‘Peter’s exhibition was inspired by iconic images he used when he was at art school in the 70s on the theme of Beauty and the Beast – inc Sid and Nancy and Guy the Gorilla! – and I think the results are really bold and impactful.’I have always been a hoarder, newspaper clippings, postcards etc.It is only now that I have decided to recycle them.

Guy the Gorilla (May 30, 1946 – 1978) was a Western Lowland Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) which was London Zoo‘s famous resident, something of a celebrity in the 1960s–70s and was often profiled on kids TV shows and natural history productions. Guy the Gorilla was one of London Zoo’s best-loved animals.He arrived at the zoo on 5 November 1947,  Guy Fawkes Night, hence his name. He was a tiny baby, weighing just 23 lb (10 kg) and holding a small tin hot-water bottle.

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Sid Vicious painting for sale – $75.00Whatever Happened to the Space Age” Original painting by Peter Bright. Media: Painting and Screen Print on deep box canvas, signed and dated 2011.Size: 400mm x 400mm. Continue reading →Nancy Spungen – painting “Whatever Happened to the Space Age” £57.17 Painting and Screen Print on box canvas, signed and dated 2011. Size: 500mm x 400mm. Continue reading →

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Morgue Gallery is in the top 10 blogs for Arts

Morgue Gallery is in the top 10 blogs for Arts in the Technorati.com charts! “Whatever Happened to the Space Age” Media: Painting and Screen Print on canvas, signed and dated 2011. Size: 400mm x 400mm. Deep box canvas … Continue reading

La Belle et La Bête

£605.34Media: Painting and Screen Print on canvas, signed and dated 2011.Size: 1208mm x 802mmSupplied in the original black ‘temporary’ studio frame.Buy Here

Notes on Painting:

The act of being creative is a love hate thing – The Beauty and The Beast someone fetch a priest (ref. David Bowie)

Beauty and the Beast (French: La Belle et la Bête) is a traditional fairy tale. The first published version of the fairy tale was a rendition by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve, published in La jeune américaine, et les contes marins in 1740. The best-known written version was an abridgement of her work published in 1756 by Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont, in Magasin des enfants, ou dialogues entre une sage gouvernante et plusieurs de ses élèves; an English translation appeared in 1757. The tale has perhaps been made most recently famous by the retelling in the 1991 Disney film. In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. liberated 12:47, April 7, 2011, from: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Beauty_and_the_Beast&oldid=422255721

What is Painting?

AllergyContemporary artists have extended the boundaries of painting considerably to include;  collage, different materials such as sand, cement, straw or wood for their texture. Juxtaposing images and materials, either as a collage, printing or painting is not simply a decorative process it is a complicated exercise. The mind always tries to create a narrative between images and materials. The juxtaposition of arbitrary marks, color, photographs etc. will always tease and trick the mind into rationalizing what it is trying to process and attempt to make physical world references – in other words make sense of what it is trying to analyze.

Since the proliferation of computers, painting could be argued to have migrated to the digital age (world). There is a massive community of artists who use computers to paint color onto a digital canvas using programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Corel Painter, Gimp and others. Does this mean that new printing techniques have now become absorbed into painting methodologies and practices?

This meshing together of processes, unrelated imagery and the breaking down of barriers cannot be seen as a shortcut to intellectual credibility. The dedicated thought process that goes with the creative procedure should be one of intense reasoning. It is therefore unrealistic to expect the uneducated masses to use the computers prescriptive decision making to create ‘real art’. The birth of Photoshop has enabled everybody to create ‘non-intellectual’ versions of Rauschenberg (and Warhol) – this is not ART.

Painting is the practice of applying paint, pigment, color or other medium to a surface. The application of the medium is commonly applied with a brush. In art, the term painting describes both the act and the result of the action. These same criteria can be used to describe printing.”

‘Onions’ oil paint on paper Painting exhibited at the West Buckland Festival 2012

Oil painting (like the image above) is the process of painting with pigments that are bound together with a medium of drying oil. Oil paint eventually became the principal medium used for creating artworks as its advantageous properties became widely known and exploited. By the height of the Renaissance oil painting techniques had almost completely replaced tempera paints in the majority of Europe.

Painting, painting techniques and painting mediums can be adapted to create images of any size, the only limitation is the size of the surface the paint is being applied to.

An Offer: Art Kitchen (USA)  - February 2012

MorgueGallery.com will mail you a signed postcard that has been recycled by Peter Bright, each postcard is different and variations of this image have appeared in exhibitions all over Europe and the USA.

To receive your postcard click the button below – the £1.00 is to cover postage etc.

Originally this recycled postcard was a promo for ‘Cassette Culture‘ a download album from This Window which was released in 2009 (which is available on iTunes etc). The photographic source material is of Marni De Much, the drummer on the ‘Morgue Studio Demos’ limited edition This Window CDR release.




 

 


Spaceage Gorilla original painting £47.08 ($70.00)

Original painting by Peter Bright .

Media: Painting and Screen Print on canvas, signed and dated 2011.

Size: 500mm x 400mm

Painting  on deep box canvas. £47.08 ($70). Shipping Free. Buy here…

ARTIST + S T A T E M E N T …

My heroes have grown old with me or they have died – maybe their death has been a way to freeze time, stop the aging process – not only for them but for me also?.

‘Peter’s exhibition was inspired by iconic images he used when he was at art school in the 70s on the theme of Beauty and the Beast – inc Sid and Nancy and Guy the Gorilla! – and I think the results are really bold and impactful.’

I have always been a hoarder, newspaper clippings, postcards etc. It is only now that I have decided to recycle them.

Guy the Gorilla (May 30, 1946 – 1978) was a Western Lowland Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) which was London Zoo‘s famous resident, something of a celebrity in the 1960s–70s and was often profiled on kids TV shows and natural history productions. Guy the Gorilla was one of London Zoo’s best-loved animals.He arrived at the zoo on 5 November 1947,  Guy Fawkes Night, hence his name. He was a tiny baby, weighing just 23 lb (10 kg) and holding a small tin hot-water bottle.

Related links:

Sid Vicious painting for sale – $75.00Whatever Happened to the Space Age” Original painting by Peter Bright. Media: Painting and Screen Print on deep box canvas, signed and dated 2011.Size: 400mm x 400mm. Continue reading →

Nancy Spungen – painting Whatever Happened to the Space Age £57.17 Painting and Screen Print on box canvas, signed and dated 2011. Size: 500mm x 400mm. Continue reading →

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