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Grayson Perry textile wall hangings

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Post based on a preview visit to the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition, June 8th 2013

What the critics like: You’ll find great pieces if you keep your eyes peeled, says Rachel Campbell-Johnston in The Times. This is a vast messy reflection of what is going on in artists’ studios all over Britain. In an art world dominated by meticulously curated exhibitions that instruct you what to think, “we should learn simply to love it for that”.

Read more: http://www.theweek.co.uk/art/53489/royal-academys-summer-exhibition-lucky-dip#ixzz2VpwUxdzx

Really enjoyed the Grayson Perry textile wall hangings, not my thing really but garishly fun.

In 2012 Grayson Perry made documentary series ‘All in the Best Possible Taste with Grayson Perry’, about class “taste” variables, for Channel 4. Each episode showed him living among the “classes” in different towns, he explored both male and female culture in each “league” and focused on what they buy, creating a juxtaposition of ‘good taste’ and ‘bad taste’. The documentary was in three parts: “Working Class Taste,” and “Middle Class Taste,” and “Upper Class Taste.” The conclusion of the documentaries was one of ‘so what’ – bad taste could be good taste and good taste could be bad taste, it is all subjective and above criticism.

He photographed the people he came into contact with and illustrated his experiences. These sketches were then developed using Photoshop to create finished image files that were then processed to create final tapestries, which were woven on a computer controlled loom in Flanders. The contents he says, were partly inspired by William Hogarth’s series of small paintings “A Rake’s Progress” depicting 18th century society at the time (1732-33).

Of the tapestries, Perry says,

The Vanity of Small Differences consists of six tapestries that tell the story of Tim Rakewell. Some of the characters, incidents and objects I have included I encountered whilst filming All in the Best Possible Taste. The tapestries tell a story of class mobility. I think nothing has such a strong influence on our aesthetic taste as the social class we grow up in.

Why not get some art delivered in the post for only £1.00 ?

Peter Bright - Postcard

 

We will mail you a signed postcard of an image that was exhibited in an exhibition of Peter Bright’s at West Buckland School.

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

Quotes: “Take up a radical position with Peter Bright, who is borderline anarchic in his thinking and equally bold in his art.” Andrea Charters … Continue reading ?

Exhibition of Prints, Drawings and Paintings by
Peter Bright
150 Building, West Buckland School

Monday 6th June – Friday 1st July 2011

Old images and ideas revisited and recycled – re-executed in print and paint. A body of work based around “Beauty and the Beast” a classic tale of love, rejection and prejudice, where the beauty is the beast and the beast is the beauty. An allegory, a symbolic representation or a metaphor for my feelings towards ART.

I have always loved the idea of Mail Art – the forerunner of the Internet!

Here is a newspaper clipping about the exhibition at West Buckland school. To see larger image click here

Call for artists – North Devon – #ndevon

West Buckland Festival is looking for Artists to exhibit during the West Buckland Festival in September 2013.

During the Festival The Gallery exhibition will enable visitors to view and in some cases buy works of art by local Devon artists.

The aim of the ‘The Gallery’ exhibition is to enable and promote selected, amateur and professional artist living within the dispersed communities of North Devon and beyond. Past exhibitions have received critical acclaim and have been remarkably successful for artists and visitors. Diversity has been the success of these exhibitions, with entries ranging from textiles, painting, carving, printmaking and ceramics etc

The entry form can be found here: 2013 Exhibition

Tubes of oil paint by 35mm_photographs

I can’t believe how much oil paints cost – I’m going to have to charge for my paintings by the square inch (or centimeter) from now on.


The photograph above was taken with a Pentax K1000 35mm film camera in the studio of West Buckland School in the 150 building – September 2012. Tubes of oil paint, a photo by 35mm_photographs on Flickr.

Call for Artists in North Devon #ndevon

We are looking for Artists to exhibit at the West Buckland Festival in September 2013.

During the Festival The Gallery exhibition will enable visitors to view and in some cases buy works of art by local Devon artists.

The aim of the ‘The Gallery’ exhibition is to enable and promote selected, amateur and professional artist living within the dispersed communities of North Devon and beyond. Past exhibitions have received critical acclaim and have been remarkably successful for artists and visitors. Diversity has been the success of these exhibitions, with entries ranging from textiles, painting, carving, printmaking and ceramics etc

The entry form can be found here: 2013 Exhibition

Exhibition in #Bristol – Bar Chocolat

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I have got several of my latest prints on show at Bar Chocolat, a cafe in Bristol.

Why not meet up with friends and relax for a while with something from their classic café menu if you are in the area.

Soak up the cosy atmosphere and maybe buy a print?

19 The Mall
Clifton Village
Bristol
BS8 4JG

Telephone: 0117 974 7000

Map to Bar Chocolat Cafe?

‘Offset’ – West Buckland School – #printmaking

I will be exhibiting at least three new prints at an exhibition called, ‘Offset‘. Offset is an exhibition of prints by North Devon Artists at West Buckland School which starts March 5th.

Below are a couple of my most recent exhibition contributions:

Here is an image of mine that was exhibited at The Alabama Art Kitchen (An Art Collective) 2626 University Blvd. Tuscaloosa, AL 35401, USA, during February 2012.


Peter Bright @ Cheim & Read

The Church of England

This is the print of mine that was exhibited at Cheim & Read, 547 W 25th Street, NY. (January 2012)

I was delighted to be included in this exhibition which also featured artworks by Jeff Koons, Yoko Ono, John Waters, Donald Baechler, Marilyn Minter, Ed Ruscha, Polly Apfelbaum, Adam Fuss  and Kiki Smith.

Gallery West Buckland Festival 2011

Today is the delivery day for the works of art to be delivered to the West Buckland Festival and then the work begins, hanging and displaying the exhibits ready for the preview on Thursday night. The Festival is upon us and the ticket sales have been rather good! There are a few left for the Friday night event and a few for the Saturday night. Read more…

Friday 9th September 2011, 7:30 – 10:00pm in St Peter’s Church, West Buckland

Friday Night is Music Night with international and local musicians and singers.

Enjoy the music of Paganini, Ravel, Grieg, Elgar and many more.

Lot 1 . The choice of one of three paintings or drawings by Gerald Moore.

Lot 2 . A week, for two, of rock climbing and walking in the mountains of North Wales with an experienced instructor.

Lot 3 . A Week for FOUR in a Cottage in Laugharne in South Wales – the village of Dylan Thomas.

Lot 4 . A picnic on Exmoor for three or four with travel in a vintage Rolls Royce.

Lot 5 . A black bag…

Lot 6 . Have you ever wanted to write a novel? A day with best selling novelist Veronica Henry, to learn a few tricks of the trade.

Extract from Veronica Henry’s blog:

We drove to Park Farm (the River Cottage HQ outside Axminster) on Sunday morning, the sunshine watery, the Dorset countryside still lush (that would be all the rain we had this summer). On the top drive, a row of twenty MX5s was lined up, gleaming with shimmery sparkly paintwork. I could drive whichever one I liked, apparently, so I picked a hard-top six-speed coupe in metallic red. But there was a price to pay – I had to have lunch first. Read more…

Who buys Art online?

Do people make impulse ART purchases on the Internet? If you have your paintings hanging in a gallery, shop etc then you can encourage people to look, touch even smell your works of art. High Street shopping and gallery purchases … Continue reading →

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. Buy here… … Continue reading →

Art Auction

Portrait of a Girl by Gerald Moore Should you wish to make a bid on one or more of the Silent Auction Lots, there are three ways in which you can achieve this:- a) You can email your bid to … Continue reading →