Organ thing: Gina Birch has some paintings on show in East London right now, managed to miss her opening night (it clashed with events at the Ritter-Zamet gallery over in Whitechapel last Saturday night). She of The Raincoats of course, it all happened in a retro shop on Broadway Market, East London, on Saturday evening. The paintings are still there although it isn’t clear for how long (don’t hang around if you want to see them). And they are worth seeing, bold painting, painting of people, tales of shoes and boots and wearing brothel creepers in Leicester square and boots at the Roxy, spotty dresses and tough boots. Love the energy and the life in those pieces, the tales they tell, the people, the places….
The paintings are hanging in shop on Broadway Market, Hackney, London, E8, hang on, Gina says they are there “for two weekends, only open Saturdays and Sundays” – over the road from the jellied eel place, by the art book shop right in the middle of the street.