Thursday, June 04, 2009

FIRST THURSDAY SHOWS

First Thursday of the month in London can only mean one thing, some awesome art , good company and some free beers. Tonight ye are spoilt for choice with no less than 6 great shows all opening within a stones throw of each other in East London.

First up is a Pure Evil Gallery show, organised in conjunction with Gallery Nosco titled " Je T'aime". The show promises to be an exciting exhibition of important new works from five emerging French artists; Dran, Bom.K, Remy Uno, Jaw and Heng.

Private View: Thursday 4th June 2009 from 6pm
The show runs from 5th - 6th July 2009
Pure Evil Gallery| 108 Leonard Street | EC2A 4RH
Just across the street from the Pure Evil gallery sees the opening of the Damien Poulain, Totem 49 at the Kemistry Gallery. We blogged about the show last week here.
Private View: Thursday 4th June 2009 from 6pm
Kemistry Gallery | 43 Charlotte Road | London EC2A 3PD

Next on the art trail is Stella Dore Gallery's annual Summer Group show:
They have invited four brand new artists to exhibit their work at the Gallery. New artists include A.CE, Hin, Anil Mistry aka Star Child and E C Woodard.
Private View: Thursday 4th June 2009
The show runs until the 16th June.
Stella Dore Gallery | 47 Rivington Street | London
For the next three shows we need to head over to Red Church Street / Brick Lane direction.
Wagner Pinto at Concrete Hermit Gallery. Wagner Pinto presents his own pictorial world for the first time outside of his home country, Brazil.

Pinto will present drawings, paintings and silk-screen prints inspired by acts of belief and faith in different religious and folklore. Taking influence from the mix of religions and influences across South America such as candomble – a religion which melds Catholicism and African traditions Pintos paintings materialize “forces of nature, mythology and religious icons, imaginary situations, mental impulses and fine energies”.
Private View: Thursday 4th June 2009
The show runs until the 4th July 2009
Concrete Hermit | 5a Club Row | London | E1 6JX

Charming Baker’s “The Meaning of Everything” . The show will feature new paintings, new prints and limited edition cakes!!!
Private View 4th June from 6pm
The show will run until the 14th June
50 Redchurch Street | London | E2 7DJ

Last but not least our mate Blam has a solo show opening at Benny's bar. Details are here.
Benny's Bar | 119a Bethnal Green Road | London | E2 7DG
So there you have six great shows to keep ye all busy tonight and outta the house long enough to miss the launch of another Big Brother show!!!. Enjoy

UPDATE: We forgot to mention the opening of the "Six Degrees of Separation" show at The Brick Lane Gallery. The show will include limited edition prints and original works for sale by: Banksy, Faile , Jamie Hewlett, Paul Insect, Gee Vaucher, Mode 2, B-Toy, RUN, Antonio Cabrera and many more.
Private view Thursday 4 June, 6-9 pm - RSVP essential
The show runs until the 15th June.
The Brick Lane Gallery | 196, Brick Lane | London | E1 6SA
For more information – tony@thebricklanegallery.com

2 comments:

Mat Pringle said...

E C Woodard's illustrations are brilliant - can't find any more info on whoever it may be though - any ideas?

Anonymous said...

Yes, EC Woodard is a recent graduate from LCC. Dabbled in street art for a bit before concentrating on illustration. Used to work under the name of LJ TINY. www.myspace.com/ljtiny

hope this helps.