Slowly getting back to my artist self. Time alone with my eye & my imagination is paying off. Quiet mind. Happy heart. #art #photography #passion
Third Arabesque, Joe McNally
Infrared, Klea McKenna
Gallery Hopping in Colombia
On this week’s agenda is a trip south of the border to Colombia, where From Form to Figure will open at Beatriz Esguerra Art. This exhibit will feature a series of new works by Carolina Convers (Colombian). What is significant about this show is that it captures the artist in a moment of transition. Convers, who traditionally creates figurative works made out of industrial enamels on acetate prints is moving away from this practice and into abstraction and the use of oil on canvas. Both materials and subject matter have changed for the artist and the works on display effectively illustrate this artistic evolution. Even though there is an ostensible difference between the two types of work on display, it is clear that there is still a lot of overlapping in style and form. Viewers will notice that many of the forms in the abstract works very much resemble the shapes found in Convers’ figurative works. In this way, Convers has not completely divorced herself from figuration altogether, instead she has incorporated elements of this style into her approach to abstraction. This show is a wonderful opportunity to see how Convers’ artistic practice has changed and grown as she has experimented with different subject matter and material. Don’t miss out!
We would be remiss not to mention these other great shows opening this week!
Culver City, California, USA
Falmouth, Maine, USA
Madison, Connecticut, USA
Sante Fe, New Mexico, USA
Civil Rights Movement vs Ferguson Protests
This is terrifying
Day two with the kids dem in Bangkok. Day long poetry and spoken word workshop in preparation for our public performance in one of the largest malls in the city. Overcoming language barriers with big energy, translators and smiles . These kids are so well behaved it’s unreal. Been an absolute pleasure working with them. Shouts to @rainnyoil and the rest of the British Council team for bringing me out. Feeling blessed. #schoolofdark #thailand #bangkok #education #schools #britishcouncil #crewlove #poetry #spokenword #globalnotlocal #selfie
There were no trees where I grew up. Whenever we went to the country, as soon as we passed under trees, my mum would say ‘where are we now Ali? & I would say ‘in the woods, in the woods !’ Have to confess we still kinda do it now ☺️ … Green makes you slow down in such a wonderful way… Come & play in the forest with me 😊 #green #woods #kids #seventies #photography #photo #photos #pic #pics #picture #pictures #snapshot #art #beautiful #instagood #picoftheday #photooftheday #color #all_shots #exposure #composition #focus #capture #moment
Copper trees…. Little bit in love with #leeds right now. Wouldn’t swop it, wouldn’t be elsewhere. Reconnecting with great people & ate & gorgeous countryside & city scapes. Found my new ‘local ’ & played bowls with mum this afternoon! 😁
There’s never a bad time of year for lounging on #NYC #rooftops
#nyc #hamptons toe dipping style #photography #photo #photos #pic #pics #picture #pictures #art #beautiful #picoftheday #photooftheday #color #all_shots #exposure #composition #focus #capture #moment
Off to see my oldest friend, one I’ve neglected via all my travels over the last few years. On the way down got talking to an international human rights lawyer who’d just been to interview in Leeds. I’m hoping she gets the job ! We got talking about creating our village wherever we go, rather than moving to one. About the new cultural possibilities in Leeds & not being able to dumb down for small talk or lie to keep others happy. We laughed a lot & agreed that inventing yourself was the only way to live. Then to save her queuing I gave her my spare oyster & we parted. Now to see my bestie for more laughs & home truths. #blessed
Instagram is being taken over by quotes & rubbish. It’s an image app!! That’s what attracted me to it. Going back to using it for what it’s meant for. People who can’t make images/videos should stick to twitter
2010 Turkey #tbt peace sometimes doesn’t come when you look for it, but when you stop.