Now you see it, Now you don’t
4-17 Frederick Terrace, London E8 4EW
3-7pm Saturday the 31st of August 2013
I’ve just dropped off a new piece of work at Terrace Studios in Dalston, to be shown in the end of summer show.
I have been taking part in this show since renting a studio at Terrace some years ago. There have been many studio moves since but I still like putting work into this outdoor show and leaving it to the mercy of the elements.
Since I experience an odd enjoyment in abandoning my work in this way, I really don’t mind what happens to it, although I do go back to check on its progress annually (see the pictures for one of the previous year’s pieces).
The wasteland site also appeals to my interest in nature taking its course in (or inspite of) the city. This being England, you can be sure that rain and wind will be regularly punishing the work at the least and quite possibly snow too.
Previously I have put up work on paper, framed and unframed, as well as canvases. This time I am putting in something on a different material and I am not sure how it will react to the open air. The new work is a drawing on copper toned aluminum sheeting. I’ve included a picture of the work before I took it (in torrential rain, of course) to Terrace.
Fortunately the weather forecast for next Saturday is a bit sunnier so it should be a good day for the exhibition. Curator Karl Bielik and the other Terrace artists, set up a bar and BBQ and there are lots of interesting pieces from artists all over the place – Karl told me it has been a bumper year for postal submissions - as well as all the work from previous years in varying states of decay to check up on. Hope to see you there!