Friday, 20 March 2009

People Magnetism

Affluenza_PV (105), originally uploaded by Wayne Chisnall.

I'd like to say thanks to everyone who came along to the opening night of the Affluenza Exhibition. The place was rammed and everyone seemed to be having a good time. One of the highlights of the night had to be the Dancing Karlz, the Militia Canteen's Busby Berkley-esque line up of line dancing Karl Largerfelds.
As usual, my piece, Magnet, lived up to its name and drew quite a bit of attention - the funniest being from a cute little Japanese child in a strange animal costume that was having to be constantly restrained by its mother and sister as it repeatedly lunged for the toys that make up the work. In the photo above you can see fellow artist, Matt Humphreys, re-enacting (with his usual exuberance) the child's mode of attack. To see a few more pics from last night's show you can click on the 'Exhibitions' box in the top left-hand corner of the page.

Friday, 13 March 2009

'Affluenza' - Underground Exhibition

Affluenza Venue, originally uploaded by Wayne Chisnall.

Here's a photo of the room in which I will be exhibiting my sculpture, 'Magnet', at next weeks 'Affluenza' show. I popped in last week to have a mooch around. The venue is amazing - it's all underground and covers 20,000 sq ft. For any of you out there who are into 'urban exploring' (you know who you are), here's a good opportunity to have a wander round a very interesting building, with lots of spooky passage ways, without the worry of being chased off by security guards.
So if you'd like to come along to the opening night party on Thursday 19th of this month (6-10 pm), the venue is 187-211 St. John's Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1 - you could even check out the artwork while you're there.