Saturday, December 05, 2009


Rubbernecking the new show at Transition is all about paint. Jake Clark instigated the project and came up with the title and the other participating artists. The basic idea is that it is all about a different, slightly cartoonish way of looking and how this relates to painting.

One of the participating artists Rose Wylie (the others are Jake Clark and Phillip Allen) is showing some unstretched collaged canvases of footballers - for some reason this makes me think of Walter Sickett who in his later years painted stuff from pictures he saw in the newspaper. There the comparison ends though because these have much more in common with Guston than Sickett. I absolutely LOVE the fact that one of them is actually of Wayne Rooney (see the picture above which by the way was taken by Damian Griffiths who is currently showing work in Transition ShopSpace)

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Garageland 9: Migration

Its finally here and the feedback so far has been good. I was probably less than enthusiastic about migration as a subject initially but I think we have stretched the theme in unexpected directions. Consequently there is some really interesting stuff in the mag and I am completely won over. I especially love David Webb's piece Mother Hen about his grandmother's migration from Tanzania to England.

You can get the issue online now here or from stockists later in the week. Sadly Borders are no longer on the scene so we now have a huge shortfall in our distribution (and money owing) - if you have previously bought Garageland outside of London from Borders why not order online or even set up a money saving subscription (which is still at the old price until I manage to change it so hurry up!)