Sunday, 23 November 2008

'Chiaroscuro' Exhibition

Pharos_flier, originally uploaded by Wayne Chisnall.

I know we're not far off the office party season but if you are free on the 11th December you are warmly invited to the opening party for the new show that I will be exhibiting in. For the exhibition I have created two new pieces (one of which can be seen in the flyer above). They are called the 'Pharos Cyclopes' and they look a little like a cross between victorian robots and mobile CCTV cameras. The lights that project from their single eyes is a reference to the ancient light house of Pharos, from which our group takes it's name. In the show, curated by Sophie Wilson, I will be exhibiting alongside 16 other fantastically talented artists - all of which are listed in the details below. So, I hope to see you there.

Pharos Gallery presents 'Chiaroscuro' (currated by Sophie Wilson).

Venue: Ada Street Gallery
2A Ada Street
(off Broadway Market)
London E8 4QU

Dates: 12 - 19 December 2008.

The private view will be on 11th December (6-9pm).

Artists: Ania Dabrowska, Andy Wicks, Ryan McClelland, Eva Lis, Lucy May, Ella Thumim, Karl England, Neil Seligmann, Stephen Morallee, David Rusbatch, Ben Yates, Alex Booker, Wayne Chisnall, Lizzie Gosling, Taren MaCallan-Moore, Rita Soromenho and Hannah Dakin.

Monday, 17 November 2008

RCA 'Not So' Secret

RCA Secret 2008 (No 2), originally uploaded by Wayne Chisnall.

It's that time of year again - where the Royal College of Art puts on it's annual 'RCA Secret' show - an exhibition of thousands of postcard sized artworks that are exhibited anonymously and sold to raise money to help support it's students. Last year Paula Rego, Tracey Emin and Damien Hirst were among the artists who made original postcard-sized art for this unique exhibition.

This is one of four postcard pieces that I made for this year's RCA Secret. Yes... I know it's meant to be a secret, but for anyone who's seen this blog or my Spidey Pods prints before, it's not going to be too hard to guess which ones are mine.

The Exhibition opened at the Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2EU on Friday 14th November and runs till Friday 21st November 11-6pm, with a late opening on Thursday 20th November until 8pm. Free admission.
The postcards are available for viewing on their website from Friday 14th November.
The Sale will be on Saturday 22nd November from 8am.

To purchase a piece from the show you must Register in advance of the Sale, which you can do by filling out a Registration Form.
First-Fifty Raffle tickets for a chance to win a place at the front of the Sale queue will be on sale at the Exhibition, until one hour before the close of the exhibition on each open day.

Price per postcard: £40. Postcards will only be available to purchase in person at the Sale. If you would like to make a purchase, it is recommended that you prepare a list of cards in advance, as the exhibition will not be open for viewing on the morning of the Sale.

Monday, 3 November 2008

FEFE Magazine - What You Own Wil Finally Own You

The new issue of FEFE magazine is finally out and it has three pages dedicated to my work. My involvement came about thanks to a chance meeting with the magazine's editor/art director, Luigi Vernieri, at a Black Rat Press street art show in Shrodeitch, East London some months ago. Luigi told me that every issue features the work of 25 invited artists, 1 child and 1 writer, who interpret a line or piece of dialogue from a film. When he told me what this issue's theme was going to be I was excited about how I would respond to it as it was from one of my favourite films, Fight Club, and the phrase was 'What you own will finally own you' - a theme that a lot of my previous work has touched upon.
As you can see from the the work (above) that I produced for FEFE, I chose to create a figure that is composed of and ultimately tied down by consumer goods. The image is shown as a centre spead on pages 68 and 69 of the magazine, and page 98 features more of my work along with a short statement.
FEFE magazine is now available in most branches of Borders book shops in the UK as well as in smaller art and magazine outlets. It is also available throughout America, Asian and Europe. For more details about FEFE and their other projects check out