Updates to the Firepalce Gallery Shop.
My favorite items have to be the Kebab Lamps by Jemma Egan
The Lamps are inspired by the oversized, backlit, and often poorly photographed images of food that adorn the windows of kebab shops; the reconstituted elements of late-night degustation are packed into a simplified geometric approximation of the gently glowing, greasy, revolving meats. In doing so, the ‘Kebabs’ are imbued with an almost hyper-real appearance and dangle precariously between grotesque and delicious.
1:11 pm • 9 August 2011
The artists explore notions of documentation, ephemera, and how to show their (live) work within a gallery context. The work shown will take the form of sculptural props, performances to camera, relics of performances or live works or interventions staged at intervals throughout the exhibition.
A Circle examines existing, and aims to instigate new, networks in which to discuss common creative concerns. The five commissioned works will be informed by the other artists involved, and throughout the works’ making, dialogues will be created between artists who may or may not have previously been peers. A shared interest in performative practice is what links this group together. A Circle will investigate how peer groups come into existence, if networks are something that can be manufactured, and whether they can cross geographical boundaries.
Details of the artists on the Come to Ours website
1:36 am • 9 August 2011
Library of Independent Exchange is a temporary library, open for the duration of the British Art show. They have invited independent publishers from 20 different countries to submit publications as part of the library.
Here’s a growing list of the contributors
AC Galerie + Occulto Magazine, Germany
Anita Di Bianco, Germany
Book Works Publishing, UK
Cura Magazine, Italy
Ditto Press, UK
Florence Loewy, France
Friary Road House, UK
FW:, The Netherlands
Je Suis Une Bande De Jeunes, France
JRP Ringier, Switzerland
La Bibliothèque Fantastique, France
Lubok Verlag, Germany
Making Do, UK
Meøus Editions, UK
Michael Baers, Germany
Michalis Pichler, GermanyMore Publishers, Brussels
Nieves, Switzerland Onomatopee, The Netherlands
Pogo Books Verlag, Berlin
Point Never, Austraila Ridinghouse, UK
Seems Books, USA
The White Review, UK Torpedo/Torpedo Press, Norway
True True True, The Netherlands
Whatever Press, Japan
White Columns, USA
Van Zoetendaal Publishers, The Netherlands
Zavod P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E., Slovenia
Visit the L.I.E website for more information
9:53 pm • 31 July 2011
The Fireplace Gallery is a gallery sited in a domestic, unused fireplace, showcasing micro-exhibitions by emerging and established artists.
Richard DeDomenici is exhibiting his piece Bobbly Straphanger in the Mantel Space.
For almost half a century Bobbly Straphangers were a permanent fixture of London Underground carriages, as a solution to the problem of losing one’s balance on a crowded bumpy tube train. In 2006 they were unceremoniously removed for health and safety reasons.
Before tube maintenance company MetroNet went into administration in 2007, Richard DeDomenici convinced them to send me 16 Bobbly Straphangers.
At the end of February 2011 Richard took the Bobbly Straphangers to Japan and installed them in tall buildings in Tokyo to reduce injury during seismic activity. The project was a goodwill gesture designed to foster the spirit of internationalism,
Ten days later however Japan suffered the most powerful earthquake in its history.
Richard assumed MetroNet’s decision to remove them from The Tube was symptomatic of an over-zealous Health and Safety culture, but now he wonders if they knew something he didn’t.
During British Art Show 7 a Bobbly Straphanger will be installed in the Fireplace Gallery’s adjoining ‘Mantel Space’. Visitors will be invited to apply to temporarily install the Bobbly Straphanger in their own home or workplace. Once the gallery programme ends in December, Bobbly Straphanger will tour - perhaps around the world, at least around Plymouth.
Photos of its journey will be collated online and in a limited edition publication.
Applicants take part at their own risk.
For more information on how to apply email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Exhibition dates: Sunday 18th September to Sunday the 4th December. The gallery is open to the public from 3.00-6.00pm.
2:21 pm • 28 July 2011