Monday, September 21, 2015

(Theological) Jambles, 2015 - Hastings, UK Observer Bldg

(Theological) Jambles, 2015. Nine of a suite of 15 collage works for The 1067 Group exhibition at The Observer Bldg, Hastings, UK. Opening December 2015. The works are all priced the same, contact here with any questions, or for exhibition information. 

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“1067 Mind Invasion” At The Observer Building, Hastings, UK
Major British Survey of Contemporary Collage : 500 Works On Exhibition

Private View – Friday 4 December, 2015 : 6.30 PM

HASTINGS, UK –  “It could be the most extensive survey of British collage in the last 10 years,” says Liz Finch, organizer and artist for the 1067 Group’s major exhibition set to open with the private view on 4 December at 6.30 pm at The Observer Building in Hastings, UK.  The exhibition features the work of 26 artists and runs through 20 December, 2015.

Following the success of the previous Hastings exhibition 10 years ago, the 1067 Group invades Hastings again, this time in a larger, more generous venue. Formerly comprised of East Sussex-based artists and designers, the 1067 Group has expanded to include a handful of internationally known collage artists. The range of works and magic woven by these artists, will clearly rival any London show surveying contemporary collage.

“Each artist will present some 20 works, with the sole restriction that each piece measure 15 x 15 inches square,” says Hastings artist Peter Quinnell.  “The exhibition promises to be a high-quality survey with works ranging from a current interest in geometric abstraction and pop to surrealism and text-infused realism.”

Collage has become a medium as powerful and omnipresent as paint – or wood, metal, or stone sculpture. It is wildly versatile and is often used as an installation component or subject – think wallpaper. The use of printed images, photographs, paper or any material that can be fixed and attached to a canvas or paper support is often recombined in novel ways. Small details can be enlarged; the world explored in minutiae or in odd but meaningful scale. The results of collage works are often politically and sexually charged, and marry reality to fantasy in a way other mediums can’t easily do. 

“For me, collage is another way of essay writing, of spelling, of producing a philosophical (realist) text,” says Paris-based American artist, Matthew Rose. “What is always compelling about collage is its capacity to stack and stagger meaning from a simple paper base. In the 1067 Mind Invasion exhibition, I use paint sample grids to discuss theology and technology.”

The Observer Building is in the heart of the Hastings Art District: Artists, illustrators, film makers, fashion designers often congregate in the commons areas, to meet, greet and exchange ideas that are making the British art world tick. 

Michael Leigh, the British Fluxus & Mail artist from Manchester, notes that “The Observer Building is a magnet for artists and musicians experimenting every which way.  One of the coolest places in England.”  He points out that “1067” is a reference to the Battle of Hastings, which took place in 1066 and put the Norman French in control of the British Kingdom.  “Of course, 1067 is a year late to the Norman Invasion party,” says Leigh.

The poster –1067 MIND INVASION – was designed by Martin O’Neill, renowned British illustrator in editorial and advertising. 

The high resolution PDF poster is free to download:
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The 1067 exhibition is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10.30 am to 5.30 pm; the gallery is closed Sunday and Monday. 

Among the artists exhibiting: Matthew Rose, Peter Quinnell, Liz Finch, Nichola Bruce, Martin O’Neill, Richard Heslop, Michael Leigh, Chris Milton, Jennifer Binnie, Christine Binnie, Deborah Stevenson, Luke Pendrell, Paul Burgess, Catherine Denvir, Annie Millar, Shorn Thompson, Bunny, Lucy, Alex Mazari, Tom Bartlett, Jeb Haward, Oska Lappin, Danny Pockets,Robert Sample, Dave Reading, Jo Redpath, Richard de Pesando, Delaine Le Bas, Lorna Crabbe, Jane Marriner, Jason Williams, Rebecca Marshall, Tim Marrs, Gary Neil, Rozenn Le Gall, Marc Deb, Amanda Jobson… 

Dates & Venue: 4 - 20 December, 2015. The Observer Building : 53 Cambridge Road, TN34 1DT Hastings, East Sussex, UK

For more information on the show, images or interviews with the curators, please contact: Peter Quinnell – or tel: + 44.142.4423.134 

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Ideal Medical Accounting : New Works in Brittany, France

Some new works of mine are up now at JL Cleret / Artquest Galerie ... Ideal Medical Accounting/La Comptabilité Médicale Idéale (2014). The series of collage works are visual eye/mental health "tests." Made in France. Ask Jean-Louis Cléret for prices and availability. Click on the image to enlarge.

Jean-Louis CLERET - - Tel: +33 676 351 200

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

People: Irreverent Drawings, Droll Takes and Daunting Tales By Matthew Rose – Published by Red Fox Press / Ireland

People, a brand new book of my drawings, is just out from Red Fox Press / Ireland.  More than 40 drawings, often with text, are included in this little irreverent book that seeks to mete out the absurd, naming objects after people and people after their worst tendencies.  

My People book is fun and funny and essentially a kid's book for adults.  I hope to turn the book into an exhibition in 2016 (there are another 50 drawing that were unpublished). The edition is limited to 100, each copy is signed and dated. 

See some of the works and purchase the book by following this link to Red Fox Press :  

Details: - 15 x 21 cm limited edition book.

- Thread binding.
- 52 pages - 100 numbered and signed copies.
- August 2015
- price: 35 euro / 30 GBP / 40 $US

The edition of People is moving quickly although some will be reserved for Red Fox's book fairs this year:

London Art Book Fair, Whitechapel, 10-13 Sept 2015
New York Art Book Fair, PS1, Stand R01, 17-20 September 2015
Frankfurt Book Fair, 4.1 L37, 14-18 October 2015
UK Fine Press Fair, Oxford, 31.10-1.11.2015

If you'd like to reserve or order a copy, contact Ham or Francis at Red Fox.

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