ORGAN PREVIEW: Nothing Is Square Pt.2 – a very square group show, 38 artists, 140 identically sized art works, opening next week, East London, nothing is ever square…

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Nothing is Square Pt.2 – a Carefully curated painterly group show, 38 artists, 140 identically sized square pieces. Opening night Thursday February 27th, 6pm until 9pm.

The show will happen at Shipton Street Gallery, Shipton Street, Columbia Road, London, E2 7RZ. All work ON 20cm x 20cm canvas, all work will be on sale at what we think will be an affordable price to most….

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Opening night Thursday February 27th 6pm until 9pm) and then the show will run over two long-weekends until Sunday March 8th, 11am until 5pm (or by appointment).

STOP PRESS: Disclaimer, before we go any further, this is us, Cultivate is as part of the Organ thing, Cultivate shows are run by us Organ people, you probably knew that already, but hey, just in case, you didn’t, yes this is more of us blowing our own trumpets, walking it as well as talking it, doing it rather than just writing about it…

Bring your own booze and such, once again we artists will be spending our money on paint and canvas and everything else. Everyone welcome, none of that get on a list or give us all your details annoyance, none of that jumping through hoops just to get in nonsense. Entry is free, just turn up, bring some drink if you wish, come look at some art, come meet people, come hang out and enjoy yourself…

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Sal jones – I;m Me (Acrylic on canvas, 20cm x 20cm)

Nothing is Square Pt 2, A group show curated by artistsSean Worrall and Emma Harvey, will open at the end of February and happen in March as part of the 4th and probably last month-long Cultivate Columbia Road Takeover at Shipton Street Gallery right there by Columbia Road, East London. Once again, very much like Nothing is Square Pt.1 at the same gallery back in November, everything will be square, all about squares, squares of art, all uniform. What the invited artists do within those squares is really up to them. The square will be a canvas, 20cm x 20cm x 1cm, once again, like before, and like it will be again for parts three, four and five, we require every canvas to be EXACTLY the same in terms of dimensions. There is no theme besides the square, the square is the theme, the squares will unite the art in the show, besides the square and everyone working on the same size canvas, there are no other rules.

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Cultivate presents Nothing Is Square pt.1 at Shipton Street Gallery, East London, November 2019

Once again we’ve been very very (very) picky in terms of the artists we’ve invited to take part, this isn’t a free for all, we are always very selective. Once an artist is invited what they do with their 20cm square is really up to them. Once again, like the first time, we anticipate a healthy mix of contemporary painting, abstract goodness, figurative warmth, a touch of forward looking pop, maybe a street art flavour or two (carefully avoiding the street art clichés of course), some of the artists will be familiar ro Cultivate regulars, others will be new to Cultivate We intend this to be an ongoing series of shows in different spaces and places, always the same format, lots of different art, and who knows where part three or four will be

ARTISTS ; ALICE HARLEY, AMY CROUCH, CATHERINE HALL ELINOR ROWLANDS, EMMA HARVEY, EMMA LEE CRACKNELL, HANNAH LEHANE, HELEN RAWLINS, HELLY FLETCHER, JAMES BELL, JAMES JOHNSTON, JAN ANSELL, JANE WALKER, JESSICA BORROW, JESSICA SCOTT, JOHN GATHERCOLE, LAPINUS MORGAN, LAURA PLY, LIZ GRIFFITHS, MADELEINE STRINDBERG, MANDEE GAGE, MARTIN JACKSON, MARY T SPENCE, MATT ATKINS, MIA-JANE HARRIS, Mr. VON HUGO, PAUL BLENKHORN, QUIET BRITISH ACCENT, RUTH BATHAM, SAL JONES, SEAN WORRALL, SUSAN DIAMOND, STEFDIES, STEPHEN HARWOOD, SUZIE PINDAR, TRIBAMBUKA, VALERIYA VAKUTINA and YULIA ROBINSON.

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Previous coverage from Nothing is Square Part One:  ORGAN THING: A busy East London Thursday, packed out at Nothing is Square, My Dog Sighs gets very busy at Nelly Duff and what did Joan Jett do anyway?

A pictorial taste of Part One last November, click on an image to enlarge or to run the slide show

 

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