Shoes shined by a one eyed clown, what’s all that about then? Stereo blaring just as loud as it can? We’re mostly just throwing links at you here, really your choice what you do with them really, curiousity would demand a click if I were to find myself in your shoes? What colour are your shoes today anyway? Nu-shoegazers trip the dark fantastic – nah, we’re not having that, nothing is nu, nu is just lazy, old nu. The Black Ryder are in the country, they bring their delicate beauty to the following places on the following days, Fri 13 Mar – Stereo, Glasgow, Sat 14 Mar – Antwerp Mansion, Rusholme, Manchester, Sun 15 Mar – The Fleece, Bristol, Mon 16 Mar – Birthdays, London. Here’s some sounds and visuals, you make your own mind up about their glorious beauty…
Couple of new shows opening at Stolen Space tonight,. Rather like the energy and turn around at Stolen Space, like the way the shows constantly evolve, how things change so quickly, rather like how they use that space and those two rooms.
Tonight in gallery 2, a show from PIXEL PANCHO called MEMORY OF OUR LIFE’ opens (and runs until April 12th).
Pancho started painting in the streets while at art college and the theme which expresses a personal stamp on all his works is the focus on the humanisation of the robotic form.
Meanwhile in gallery 1 – DAVID BRAY, ‘WRONG TURN’
This warped sense of humour and tone of voice is evident through his work, using basic drawing tools, such as pens, pencils and paper, Bray creates delicate and time-consuming drawings which explore emotion, utopia and a world of fantasy through his subject matter mainly focusing on the beautiful and the un-attainable female form.
The drawings for his new body of work are heavily influenced by hand poked naive tattoos and inspired by Eric Gill, James Ensor, Eric Stanton, Bart Simpson, ancient Greece, to name but a few. There is indeed a reason for such a random selection.
“Having spent a few weeks last year getting lost in America on a trip with musician Georg Lubitzer. We encountered a character called Yossarian who gave me a list of names, subjects and even specific compositions that i should use in my work.”
David Bray is staying faithful to that list. “To stay faithful to this would open up channels to a world of magical thinking, he promised, who am I to turn down such a promise?”
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