I love this quote - “A mind of the caliber of mine cannot derive its nutriment from cows.” – George Bernard Shaw
More nourishment for my mind . . .
Giuseppe Penone: A Tree in the Wood – Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, Wakeﬁeld
The Hepworth Wakefield
The EY Exhibition Van Gogh and Britain – Tate Britain, London (despite it being overcrowded. Why do they ram so many people in these exhibitions?)
Aboudia, Anges Déchus – Jack Bell Gallery, Masons Yard, London
Tracey Emin, A Fortnight of Tears – White Cube Bermondsey, London
Utopias, Syn Festival, Summerhall Edinburgh
The Train Was On Time – Heinrich Böll
Trying Not to Try: The Ancient Art of Effortlessness and the Surprising Power of Spontaneity – Edward Slingerland
Unmade Up: Recollections of a Friendship with David Bowie – Edward Bell
I have been listening to Jimi Hendrix quite a lot recently, especially Electric Ladyland. Voodoo Child (Slight Return) is like De Kooning in sound; like Ruth’s Zowie, Door To The River and Spike’s Folly II for the ears!
Are You Experienced – Jimi Hendrix
Axis: Bold as Love – Jimi Hendrix
Hydrogen Jukebox – Philip Glass / Allen Ginsberg
From Her To Eternity – Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Les Revenants – Mogwai
Chill Out – KLF
The Planets – Gustav Holst (in anticipation of the RSNO concert in June at Usher Hall, Edinburgh)
Hunky Dory – David Bowie
The Sidewinder – Lee Morgan
Das Boot – Andreas Prochaska
Night On Earth – Jim Jarmusch
The Station Agent – Tom McCarthy
Taxi Driver – Martin Charles Scorsese
Green Book – Peter Farrelly
Stalker – Andrei Tarkovsky
Regent Canal, London
Word on the Water, King’s Cross, London
Berenjak 27 Romilly Street Soho, London
Researching my next trip to Liverpool
Portable Utopias left to right:
Acrylic, Crayon, Chinagraph Pencil, & Pencil on Plywood
50 x 50 cm | 24 January 2019
Acrylic, Oilstick, Chinagraph Pencil, & Pencil on Plywood
100 x 50 cm | 25 January 2019
Electric Everything/Another Realm/Spangled Now
Acrylic on Plywood
50 x 50 cm | 31 August 2018
22 March - 4 April 2019, Summerhall, Edinburgh.
I delivered my 3 paintings to the Upper Church, Summerhall, Edinburgh today. They will be hung tomorrow for the Syn Festival opening on the 22nd March at 6.30pm.
From the Syn Festival website -
Join us for the opening of Utopias exhibition at the Upper Church at Summerhall on Friday 22 March 2018 at 6.30pm. Eighteen contemporary artists who live and work in Scotland explore concepts of ‘utopia’. Taking as a starting point Thomas More’s groundbreaking book, first published in 1516, the artists present their own responses on utopian thought in the context of contemporary politics.
Invited artists: Alessandro Di Massimo, Rhona Taylor, Calum Thom and Olivia Turner.
Selected artists: Anna Berrino, Rachael Bibby, Andy Cumming, Michael Dawson, Sally Mairs, Nikkita Morgan, Callum Russell, StAm, Marissa Stoffer, Rhona Sword, Michael Kay Terence, Jamie Watt, Matthew Wilson and Ana Yarza.
To be continued . . .