Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Abigail's Arty

A show about taste

22nd Nov - 21st Dec 2008

Private View: Fri 21 Nov 6-9pm

Alex Michon, Alex Virji, Antonio Gianasi, Ben Newton, Cathy Lomax, Chris Randall, Gavin Toye, Geraldine Swayne, James Unsworth, Jasper Joffe, Jimmy Conway-Dyer, Justin Pearce, Jonny Dawe, Kristen Cutlip, Lee Johnson, Mary Herbert, Matt Franks, Noah Sherwood, Robert Wornum, Phill Wilson-Perkin, Rose Gibbs, Sarah Doyle, Sarah Conway-Dyer, Tom Mason

Mike Leigh's play and film 'Abigails Party' was set around the changing attitudes of the aspiring middle classes of the suburban 1970s. It raised issues of social status - the keeping up of appearances - and the conflict of differing tastes.

The play finishes with the death of Lawrence, the arbiter of the 'high arts', following a night of cringe-worthy 'entertaining' by wife Beverley (Alison Steadman). She argues for her erotic painting over her husband's Van Gogh, her Demis Roussos over his Beethoven.

Abigail's Arty will transform the gallery space into a living space, showing art that's about contemporary taste.

Crimes Town
110 Church Street
London, N16 OJX

See images from the Abigail's Arty show here on Flickr

Sunday, November 09, 2008



15 Nov – 21 Dec 2008

Private View: Fri 14 Nov 6-9pm

Carolina Ambida, Michael Ajerman, Majed Aslam, Mike Bartlett, Olly Beck, Paul Becker, Lindsey Bull , Jorge Cabieses, Melanie Carvalho, Rachel Cattle, Jake Clark, Mark Croxford, Sam Dargan, Roger Dilkes, Annabel Dover, Sarah Doyle, Rob Eagle, Patrick Galway, Mikey Georgeson, Antonio Gianasi, Mark Gubb, Roderick Harris, Stephen Harwood, Nadia Hebson, Rachael House, Paul Housley, Marc Hulson, Jasper Joffe, Annie Kevans, Hannah Knox, Lady Lucy, Cathy Lomax, Andrew Mania, Jennifer Merrell, Alex Michon, Eleanor Moreton, Natasha Morland, Tabitha Moses, Paul Murphy, Ben Newton, Marcus Oakley, Gary O’Connor, Nina Ogden, Laura Oldfield Ford, James Payne, Claire Pestaille, Esther Planas, Rachel Potts, Harry Pye, Polly Read, DJ Roberts, Joseph Ryken, Alli Sharma, Joe 'Sh*tter' Boyce, Charlie Stanley, Keara Stewart, Ilona Szalay, Emma Talbot, Chris Taylor, Emma Thatcher, Abbi Torrance, Gavin Toye, Katherine Tulloh, Edward Weldon, Jo Wilmot, Lara Viana

The synthesis of music and art has a long history from pop to post modern, with particular songs becoming integral to the making of individual pieces of work. Lyrics have a powerful artistic poignancy and with this in mind Transition Gallery have asked over sixty contemporary artists to make a new work inspired by a favourite lyric for Awopbopaloobop.

Unsurprisingly Awopbopaloobop features a diverse array of lyrics from the political rallying cry of the Internationale to the plaintive gospel of The Sweet Inspirations via The Ting Tings, Joy Division, The Smiths, Sibylle Baier, Pavement, PJ Harvey, The Jam and many more. Using a variety of media Awopbopaloobop transforms this cacophony of passionately felt lyrical paeans into visual manifestations of aural desire. 

The launch of the rock 'n' roll issue of Garageland Magazine which features Jarvis Cocker, Thurston Moore, MIA, Kylie Minogue, Bernard Rhodes, Peter Liversidge, Slade in Flames, the top ten art bands and much more takes place on Sunday 30 November 4-6pm.

Transition Gallery
Unit 25a Regent Studios
8 Andrews Road
London E8 4QN
07941 208566 / 020 8986 3888

See more images from AWOPBOPALOOBOP here on Flickr