ORGAN THING OF THE DAY: FRESH PHLEGM IN LONDON, NICE ONE MOGWAI, HAVE SOME GNARWHAL

Organ Thing Of The Day….

Phlegm will launch a major solo exhibition in London at the  Howard Griffin Gallery. on On the 1st of February. We expect it will be good, the wholesomely named Phlegm is quickly evolving in to a street art muralist of note     The show promises to be rather special event. Phlegm has apparently been working on something specia lover the last couple of months.  The show itself will comprise a large scale installation that is being kept entirely under wraps (besides a  couple of preview shots). The concept behind the show is Phlegm’s take on a medieval Bestiary, here's some wordery from Howard Griffin Gallery website. The Bestiary “A bestiary was an illustrated compendium of animals, half real and half imagined, setting out the natural history of each beast within and its moral significance. A bestiary was not a scientific text and while some beasts and descriptions were quite accurate, others were completely fanciful.  Such bestiarys belonged to the ancient world and were popularised during the Middle Ages as didactic tools. For The Bestiary, Phlegm creates a modern bestiary within his own universe through an immersive and large scale installation in wood, clay and plaster.  Here Phlegm presents a taxonomic categorisation of his creatures and collects them in one place for the first time. Within the expansive sections of the installation, and working in bas and high relief, Phlegm displays a series of works akin to the Lascaux cave paintings. Inspired by the bestiarys of old, these works contain untold fables and narratives.”

Phlegm

Phlegm will launch a major solo exhibition in London at the  Howard Griffin Gallery. on On the 1st of February. We expect it will be good, the wholesomely named Phlegm is quickly evolving in to a street art muralist of note     The show promises to be rather special event. Phlegm has apparently been working on something specia lover the last couple of months.  The show itself will comprise a large scale installation that is being kept entirely under wraps (besides a  couple of preview shots). The concept behind the show is Phlegm’s take on a medieval Bestiary, here’s some wordery from Howard Griffin Gallery website.

The Bestiary

“A bestiary was an illustrated compendium of animals, half real and half imagined, setting out the natural history of each beast within and its moral significance. A bestiary was not a scientific text and while some beasts and descriptions were quite accurate, others were completely fanciful.  Such bestiarys belonged to the ancient world and were popularised during the Middle Ages as didactic tools.

For The Bestiary, Phlegm creates a modern bestiary within his own universe through an immersive and large scale installation in wood, clay and plaster.  Here Phlegm presents a taxonomic categorisation of his creatures and collects them in one place for the first time. Within the expansive sections of the installation, and working in bas and high relief, Phlegm displays a series of works akin to the Lascaux cave paintings. Inspired by the bestiarys of old, these works contain untold fables and narratives.”

Phlegm

Phlegm

Check out STREET ART LONDON for more of this kind of thing….

NICE ONE MOGWAI….

Nice one Mogwai  – Southbank Center Artistic Director Jude Kelly has stated “this is not about the skateboarders”  We here at Organ, as well as the Long Live Southbank campaign people, and just about everyone else has been saying this from the beginning,. People from all backgrounds and walks of life are against the destruction of Southbank Undercroft skate area and in support of its Preservation – yet the Southbank Centre refuse to listen to popular public opinion.

Mogwai, as we’re sure you already know, are a rather respected Scottish band, formed in 1995 in Glasgow. (see this is not just a London issue)   This week Mogwai pledged their support of the Southbank skate spot Preservation campaign ahead of their two sold out shows at the Royal Festival Hall with Stuart Braithwaite wearing one of the Long Live Southbank tees at the gigs.

Image courtesy of Steve Gillett / Livepix © 2014

Mogwai – Image courtesy of Steve Gillett / Livepix © 2014

Preservation NOT Eradication
Construction WITHOUT Destruction
Collaboration not Separation

Here’s a new video from Mogwai, a track taken from their new album ‘Rave Tapes’, released 20th Jan 2014 on Rock Action and 21st Jan 2014 on Sub Pop.

Here’s some GNAWHAL

– They’re from Nashville, that’s not how a band from Nashville should sound like is it? “We are a Nashville rock band. We have big aspirations. One day we will be on Buzz ballads and buzzfest and headbangers ball”.

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