Hang-Up gallery currently host, in their new space in Stoke Newington, the latest work from KennardPhillipps. The show is titled Blue Murder and features the work of Peter Kennard and Kat Phillipps You may, at first look of the photos below, think that this is a show of defaced images of David Cameron (UK prime minister for overseas readers) but on closer inspection you will find that:
"the exhibition investigates social decline and conservative ideologies that exist in contemporary society. By utilizing deprived materials such as newsprint, charcoal and ink, the artists have ripped away at layers to reveal the ‘destruction of the welfare state’."
artbleat's political correspondent was dispatched to North London with a covert camera to record the event. The show continues until 26th May so please go and see it.
Fiasco Zine issue two has just dropped in a numbered hand finished limited run of only 100 Issue one flew out pretty quick so if you are like your Zines with not many words and loads of pictures then it could be £3 well spent Fiasco promises Street Art, Illustration, Photography and Graphics. The first issue delivered, so there is no reason why the second won't as well. You also get a poster and sticker thrown in for good measure.
Scraffer has their first group show under way in Portobello Road West London. The two week pop up show titled Salon Des Refusés V features 30 different artists from the world of street art and urban contemporary.
There are prints from £20 in the form of a lovely little Dscreet riso print and some original works that will set you back a bit more.
There is an private view evening with drinks and music happening on Wednesday 24th April from 6-9 Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get your name on the guest list.
All this is happening at 201 Portobello Road, London W11.
artbleat managed to get down and have a look around earlier today, there is some impressive work on the walls by some well known faces, new artists I had not encountered, an interesting new direction from Pure Evil and a gorgeous torso from Benjamin Murphy.
There are more photos on the artbleat facebook page HERE
Flux mixes two artists with pretty different styles, but both have a background in street/urban art scene. Florence who hails from France via New York has been painting walls since the early 90's under the name EMA and Jo from the UK who is a member of the Scrawl collective, records the urban landscape with an honest eye.
The mix of the two promises something special.
There is a print available on the night or on a first come first served basis via email to the Gallery The 3 colour screen print seen below being signed by EMA is an edition of only 12 Measuring 30cm X 30cm
This beauty will set you back only £40 If you can't make opening night and you want one then email Ben at the gallery ASAP HERE
UPDATE 19/04 Sold out in 48 hours. Keep an eye on artbleat for the next release, it's going to be just as special. Alibi is a newly launched online gallery with connections to some of the biggest names on the Urban Contemporary art scene (read the blurb on the website) and will be releasing some exciting works over the coming months.
First up is this gorgeous heavily hand sprayed piece by David Walker.
One colour stencil. all individually hand sprayed in pure aerosol making each one of the edition completely unique.
50X65cm 224GSM Canson PaperEdition of 50 Signed, Stamped and Numbered.£250
OK I hold my hands up to this on.. I was wrong, the expected rush never happened, there are still loads left and will be until Wed 24th when the timed release ends. Doh!
1XRun will be dropping a four and a five colour hand pulled screen print byA.S.V.P at around 5pm UK time on Monday 15th.
Available in a 22X30 inch Red and Black edition of 25 and Pink with a metallic black to blue fade, edition of only 20, both for around the $200 mark, and if you have the wall space they have a couple of the Red and Black 50inch versions too.
You will need to sign up for a 1XRun account before you can purchase. You can do this HERE to avoid wasting time in the bun fight
Expect a rush on this as A.S.V.P. seem to be the hottest thing out of New York at the moment.
Carrie Reichardt has a solo show at Cult Mountain on Bethnal Green Road E2. There are some photos on the artbleat facebook page HERE from the opening night, albeit an early visit I should have stayed around a bit longer as the party only started after I left the building. Carrie has a mix of ceramics, moasics, prints and other various subversive work on show. Cult Mountain, a newcomer to the east London art scene (that makes a refreshing change from the white wall galleries) has only been open for a few weeks and is described as an emporium with a focus on new and cutting edge artists, as an extension to the shop they will be offering a workshop screen printing studio and up-cycling facility.