Busy weekend, just gone.
The Cut Open Preview on Saturday - I have three pieces there; hung together in a small group.
It was a bit disappointing, I am sorry to say - not a big turn-out.
I'm not surprised though as the Cut were by no means shouting about it.
there was NO mention on the Cut website of a preview, nothing on their blog - and their Twitter account doesn't seem to have been used AT ALL for nearly a year....!
The exhibition space is really big upstairs and they filled it - and the cafe space too, with lots of work... I realise that opens are a money-making exercise as much as a chance to showcase artists' work. They must have made quite a bit of money. The very least they could have done was to publicise the preview and the exhibition better.
There is a listing on the website for the exhibition itself - but nothing regarding the preview - which is a shame as it could be a bit more of an event.
We didn't stay long.
Better day on Sunday...!
That's because I made a trip to see the studio of painter Richard Nejranowski.
The pleasure for me is in the clear consideration involved with his work.
It was a great visit - so useful to see the work in the space in which it is produced and hear Richard talk about it.
We may plan an exhibition together some time in the next year or two - no hurry - still at the thinking stage...and Richard takes time to make his paintings, returning to them over a long period.
Here are a few photos of his workspace and his lovely calm 'colour-field' work:
Although there are undoubtedly influences from Richard Diebenkorn's Ocean Park series in some of Nejranowski's work, there are distinct differences too.
The small incidents of bright colour and the love of pattern - plus the play at the edges of the canvas - are compositionally akin to my formal concerns.
That's why I think our work would sit well together in an exhibition space...