Thursday evening, London town, shall we go to explore some art tonight? The Human Figure promises to be a stimulating show, An exhibition of paintings by: Sal Jones, Gianluca Pisano, Rosso and Eleanor Buffam, the show is on now and runs until Sunday, there’s a late night opening (6pm until 9pm) tonight, Thursday. Rosso is a painter we’ve been enthusing about quite a bit on these pages this year – Been meaning to say something about Rosso for a few weeks now, she’s an artist who’s been exciting us over the early months of 2016…. The show looks like it might well be worth exploring, images from all four of the very painterly painters just there… The show happens at The Gallery, Stoke Newington Library.
Meanwhile over at that rather frustrating Cell space, right there on the busy Cambridge Heath Road, borders of Hackney and Bethnal Green, you know the one, well no, you probably don’t, another (arts Council funded) art space that hides away and fails to engage in any way other than with the art school crowd on an opening night. Why don’t these spaces have signs? Why don’t they at least try to engage with the general public? You’d never know Cell was there and if you do know and wonder in, you don’t really feel that welcome. Tonight looks rather interesting though, tonight being Thursday July 21st, doors open 7pm, big white building next door to the cash and carry and the neon light shop, over the street from the Hare pub, through the small car park, white building, small door, no sign, no sign of life, hiding in plain view… Cell Project Space, 258 Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 9DA.
Govore: New Noveta Performance, a Sound collaboration with Vindicatrix
“Incorporated into the gallery space, New Noveta’s performance will leave a permanent mark for the remaining part of the exhibition until 7th August, is it rude or polite to leave the room? with works by Nina Cristante, Caspar Heinemann, Leslie Kulesh, New Noveta, Camilla Wills. New Noveta are the performance artist duo Keira Fox and Ellen Freed. Earlier this year they presented performance and works for their first solo exhibition, Zene Zelmje, at Sandy Brown Gallery, Berlin. They were included in Glasgow International 2016, performing ‘Chauteaux double wide- 3 Women’, a collaboration with Amy Stickland at Avante garde space and ‘No Nahadou’ with installation at Transmission Gallery alongside Sidsel Meineche Hansen. Alongside club venues, bars and performance festivals New Noveta have performed inside artists’ projects including ‘Strodor Sychan Levon’ a collaboration with Louis Backhouse at Lima Zulu Gallery, London, ‘Fig 2’ part of Oreet Ashery’s ‘Revisiting Genesis’ at ICA, London, and ‘Chavalia Abutak Amethyst, The Museum as Performance programme’, Serrlaves Contemporary Art Museum, Porto; all in 2015. Please arrive promptly to avoid disappointment. The current exhibition continues until 7th August open Thursday- Sunday 12-6pm.
Here’s the new single from FLYYING COLOURS, from the debut album “Mindfullness”
HERE’S THE PRESS RELEASE AND THE HYPE…
“After two critically acclaimed EPs, Flyying Colours are set to release their debut album ‘Mindfullness’ in September on Club AC30. Residing in a dream-world that sits somewhere between psych, indie, grunge and shoegaze, the Australian band’s beautifully dynamic new offering showcases their talent for uniting a delicate vocal melody with a satisfying thick wall of abrasive drums and guitars.
Leading track and first single It’s Tomorrow Now further stirs the melting pot. Opening with a chaotic looped squeal, the knockout punch of the frenzied opening riff and steady, driving drums sets the bar high for the nine tracks that are to follow.
Long Holiday echoes the sun-tinged indie of the ‘90s, layered with ethereal harmonies and languid, hazy guitars, whilst the phenomenal 1987 is punchy and playful; reminiscent of the intelligent garage-indie of Broken Social Scene. Fuzzy psychedelic track Mellow is reverb-drenched, punctuated by distant vocals and dense sonic guitars. The post-rock drone of Roygbiv follows, and Sun Hail and Rain’s continuous percussive drive and grooving bassline allows the perfectly aligned male/female vocals to shimmer. Title track Mindfullness employs a post-punk sway, buzzing with distorted guitars and power chords.
Formed in 2011 in Brunswick by school friends Brodie and Gemma, they played every show they could week in, week out in Melbourne’s bustling inner north to finesse their sound. Debut single Wavygravy (2013) perfectly set the scene by truly capturing the unhinged essence of a Flyying Colours show. But the recent addition of the impressive abilities of Andy on drums and Mel on bass have taken that unhingedness to undreamt-of-levels, making the beautiful trip of their live show, something to truly marvel”.