Friday, 20 April 2007

From Hoxton to Ladbroke Grove, via Soho

Riflemaker gallery, 79 Beak Street, London W1
I left Spitalfields and went to see the new show by Jessica Rankin at White Cube in Hoxton, it was an interesting show of embroidered paintings, with text, charts and maps stitched into coloured panels of organdy. It is on until 19 May.
Then I went to Riflemaker to see another show of mixed media work by Chosil Kil. Chosil also uses embroidery in her work. I loved this exhibition a lot ! This show is only on for 2 more days until Monday. This is the first time I had visited this gallery - its in a very beautiful Georgian building reminiscent of the houses in Spitalfields. More in the next post . . . .
Finally I popped into 2 of my favourite galleries, Flow which had a group show of craft with connections in Wales and then to England & Co in Westbourne Grove, which was in the middle of a re-hang so it was a bit chaotic. They do show some very good artists at this gallery.

1 comment:

Samuel said...

Please people, if you can avoid it, this is the worst time to visit this gallery - sunny, morning.

The best time to visit this gallery is when its dark, closing times may curtail ones ability to fulfil this during the summer months so make sure you go during the winter ones - late year (about now >Oct).

This time of year its getting colder, good, bit like Sherlock Holmes 1800's time.

Also, try to go on a threatening day, weather wise, the threat of rain adds to the atmosphere.

Oh and one more thing, make sure you go to the very top, and don't try and swing on that thing.