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Owen Davey has recently graduated from Falmouth University with a first in illustration BA(Hons) degree and has begun his career as a freelance illustrator. He has already done work for the Guardian, Anorak magazine, DDB and Templar Publishing as well as many smaller projects.
His first Children’s book ‘Foxly’s Feast’ is due for release this year.
Private view 27th february 6-8pm
Curated by The Outcrowd Collective (Simon Peplow, Lawrence Roper, Marcus Oakley, Holly Wales), The Joyful Bewilderment is an international group exhibition showcasing the outpourings of over 100 like-minded image-makers, including:
Ben Newman, Christopher Bettig, Cornelia O’Donovan, French, Holly Stevenson, James Jarvis, Josh Petherick, Lucy Mclauchlan, Marcus Oakley, Matthew Feyld, Mike Perry, Nigel Peake, Rob Ryan, Ryan Jacob Smith, Steven Harrington, Stuart Kolakovic, Simon Peplow, Supermundane…
This exhibition can be seen as an expression of the Artists compulsion to create. Fundamentally, the artists in the show all share an essential motivation – to explore the possibilities of enhancing everyday life by making magic from the mundane.
The works on show utilize modest and direct means, including works in pencil, paint and ink, along with photographic works that celebrate everyday happenstances. All express what could be termed a ‘hope-tinged anxiety’. As such, in various ways these works offer
a subconscious social commentary on the uncertainty of the times we are all living in.
Specifically, what comes to the fore are common concerns and a positive interest with dipping into the past and championing seemingly long-forgotten notions such a thriftiness and a delight in the ordinary everyday detritus of life – in order to counteract the context of a world today brimming with unwanted junk and jumble that has been manufactured for the transitory ‘now’.
‘The Joyful Bewilderment’ aspires to disperse a positive message out into the ether, thus helping us to momentarily curtail our fears and unrest with the contemporary vortex we inhabit.
This exhibition will showcase Mark Pawson’s limited edition, ready to hang Perspex Signs, Signs which gently subvert the familiar form and messages of advertising and information signs.
The signs are accompanied by a series of Maps that have been painstakingly overprinted with multiple layers of hand printed weather symbols, adding to the layers of information already present.
A section of the shop will be devoted to a comprehensive range of Pawson Products: Self published books, hand printed cards and jewellery; necklaces and brooches produced in collaboration with Tatty Devine.
Mark Pawson is a self-confessed image junkie, photocopier fetishist, semi-retired International Postal Art Superstar and afficionado of accessible, affordable, low-tech hi-fi printing methods, his favourite toys/tools are rubberstamps, photocopiers and of course the Print Gocco.
Born in 1964, grew up in Cheshire, lives in London and never went to Art School.
Mark Pawson is a one-man production line creating and selling a constant stream of artists books, postcards, badges, multiples, T-shirts and other essential ephemera. He has collaborated with Tatty Devine , worked with Levis Vintage Clothing and received research funding from London College of Communication. His books are in the collections of the Tate Gallery Library, London, MOMA Library, New York and Björk.
He’s a virtual one-man production line creating a constant stream of artists books, multiples, prints, postcards, badges, t-shirts and other essential ephemera. He has collaborated with Tatty Devine and worked with Levis Vintage Clothing.
His books have been acquired by the Tate Gallery Library, London, the National Art Library at the V&A, London, MOMA, New York and Björk.
His work has appeared in Creative Review, Relax (Japan) and Dish (Japan). and written for Cheap Date, Variant, the Modern Review.
The 1999 retrospective exhibition ‘No New Work’ was reviewed in Art Monthly (Sept 1999), and he has been described as a ‘Lounge lizard of the subculture salon.’ by the Modern Review.
He has exhibited at Transmission in Glasgow, Catalyst in Belfast, The Horse Hospital and Tatty Devine in London and Metropolis Rise: New Art from London, at 798 Space, Beijing, China.
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Yee and Juan are back in Falmouth with their first joint exhibition since leaving the Cornish coast. They met on the BA (Hons) Illustration course and both graduated with first class honours in 2006. Since graduating they have both gone on to work for various national and international clients within the world of illustration. They have both also taken part in many solo and group exhibitions. This exhibition is the first that Yee and Juan have taken part in together. Expect a varied selection of artworks old and new along with some collaborative pieces from our forthcoming graphic novel, Zombies Like You And Me. We will also be launching our first two publications from our joint publishing venture, Chalk & Cheese Press!
find out more at http://www.chalkandcheesepress.blogspot.com
Nigel Peake works from an attic on a quiet road in the middle of nowhere.
In-between the out turned pockets, spirals of paper and coffee cups on his desks he draws and makes things. After graduating from Architecture with a RIBA Silver award commendation, he has drawn projects for clients including Ninja Tunes, Habitat and the RHS. His work has been exhibited in many corners of the world including Edinburgh, Shanghai, New York, Antwerp and London. In the past few years his drawings have been collected in Sheds, Maps and Ghost Houses – in addition to self-published pamphlets.
The exhibition is on from 10th September – 3rd October 2009
Marc has lived and worked in Cornwall for the past seven years.
His work is motivated by his love of collecting discarded objects, whether they’ve been washed up on a beach, found on a kerbside, or bought in charity shops.
This body of work explores the themes of narrative and history in found or unwanted objects.
“I am fascinated by the unknown background of the things that I find, the travels that they’ve been on, the people who have owned them, the secrets that they hold. By subverting them, I add a surreal layer to their existence and through this, hope the viewer will consider the hidden contact held within them.”
Come along to the Here and Now Gallery on 31st of July from 5pm to 7pm to see what Marc has created.
The exhibition will run from 1st-31st August