They’ve created some outside inside at the gallery daddy helps in…
As life gets xmassy busy it’s good to have some space..
I can do restaurant reviews.
A nice thing to do is go out to eat.
We went out to eat at Panda Dim Sum in Leytonstone.
It is not dim sum made of pandas.
It is hot.
The food is spicy and hot and the place gets steamy.
The food is delicious.
You bring your own wine.
You must not do your business on the floor when you get home.
Now our natural inclination @thedogwhatblogs in to be glib, sarcy and ironic to a point where its not funny.
Obviously we always bang on about galleries.
But this is a bit different…
a bit more…
In the wondrous @thestonespace leytonstone there are artists in residence working away and u can watch.
Sometimes the boy wonder is there too.
Don't watch him.
All he does is blog.
And then you toddle up the road to watch a panto.
Hear 'I wish it could be xmas everyday' for two more weeks…
And laugh your head off.
East, east, east london as they say at leyton orient…
Oo u could go there too and make a whole damn day of it…
The Stone Space: There’s a sim card. In perspex. It contains text and photos from an old relationship.
5 Stars. Its on a plinth.
Maureen Paley: There’s pinboards. In Bethnal Green. They contain text about architecture.
3 Stars. Its tucked away.
The British Museum: There’s old shit. In cabinets. They contain bones, pots and in a special free exhibition stuff relating to drinking.
3 Stars. Mainly pots.
A lot of pots.
I think iv said b4.
Its been a while.
Quit your whining we’ve been depressed.
So today was board games in Crouch End. Nothing to write home about or indeed nothing to write to the universe about. Pleasant.
We like pleasant.
Yesterday we did the highbrow low brow thing.
Its a theme if you will.
You can make up your mind which is which.
We began learning how to invigilate @thestonespace.
Its a gallery in Leytonstone. Nearly as desirable as Hornsey.
The current exhibition is called ‘Remote Cities’ by Eleanor Bedlow.
Im cutting and pasting cos im lazy…
In ‘Remote Cities’, Bedlow introduces us to an imagined landscape from a surreal world where the Imaginary cities that occupy her mind are formulated into models and then into drawings. For the first time, extracts from these imaginary cities will be shown as sculptures alongside her drawing.
Either through migration or growing up, the places that we remember occupying, change and leave us to become a memory.”
Like they said. Hey, I’m busy actually doing stuff.
Followed it up with… wait for it…
Wait for it…
An Orient win!
I think they actually played well but we having a bit of an internal time of it but at least it wasn’t too cold.
Aaand finally… we sashayed to the Maureen Paley gallery in Bethnal Green for much chillingness…
Stick this is your blogpipe and smoke it… re: Thomas Eggerer exhibition…
In the exhibition, Eggerer continues to develop his interest in portraying groups of people in large spatial expanses. In addition, he explores a more focused study of piano virtuoso Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, shown at his piano in three new portraits.
Thomas Eggerer was born in Munich, Germany and studied painting at the Art Academy in Munich. In the mid-1990s he collaborated with Jochen Klein on a series of projects relating to questions of identity and public space
Damn we were meant to make this blog ‘Easilly digestible with a cup of tea. And a digestive.” Elevator pitch. I can do business.
Anyway you’ve had all you can take.
In other news we’ve been falling apart and doing hospital radio.
Thankyou and goodnight.
Another day when my owner was being all kinds of weird and sick so I took myself of to some little corners of the capital on my own…
With oyster in paw (interesting phrase) I first traipsed to glamourous Leytonstone on advice from his lordship @albiestar (“I’m always in sodding Leytonstone”).
Theres a little gallery there. Its called The Stone Space and its on the ground floor of the library building.
Now this little staffy* likes things that are short and cool and free… their current exhibition features mixed media about humogenise… I can’t spell that word… I’m a dog.
About things looking the same.
So if you ever find yourself in Leytonstone with 5 minutes to spare… get back on the train… no seriously theres an arts scene… there is! I shall provide links at the bottom.
All of east london is festooned with art.
Recently your humble narrator has been subscribing to a philosophy called ‘The Artists Way’ (linkage below) by Julia which is a good excuse for pouncing around all these galleries.
Its all about releasing the inner artist (now my problem is sometimes keeping it in) and treating yourself to cultural experiences… I said “Im already there Julia… have you seen my blog?”
So after the meet up for this in the cafe at St Martins in the Crypt I fell upon an exhibition of collage stuff which was all very interesting. Bits of which are illegally spliced on my instagram. Im a devil.
Oo this is getting long… on the tube I’m bored.
Anyway it was by Leslie Bennett whose “recent work involves cutting circles out of graph paper…”
Modern art eh?
*’little stuffy’ is spell checked first as ‘little stuffy’ then ‘little stiffy’