Street Photography

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Stitch, Art For The Earth

Snowy was eager and ready to roll out the door, when Pandemonia slipped on her killer high heels, to depart for "Art For The Earth" launch party at The Dairy, 7a Wakefield Street, WC1N 1PG

Pandemonia navigated the pot holes and cobbled pathway leading to the exhibition, to be enthusiastically greeted inside by the shows curator Catherine Loewe , who along with Max Gates Fleming from Stitch, were responsible for pulling together tonights silent auction of 50 pieces donated, from emerging to established artists, Darren Almond, Richard Long, Marc Quinn and Richard Wentworth.

Catherine Loewe

Catherine handed P one of Organic Spirits tasty concoctions, then explained the show was about about drumming up moolah, from artists donations, for pressing global issues.

Sara Haq

Pandemonia was then introduced by Catherine, to one of the contributing artist charming Sara Haq. Sara, frog marched P&S to her 2 photographs, one was a splendid colourful image of Jellyfish, that was a R-type print mounted on aluminium, that she hopes will sell for £700-£900, the another was a side head shot of of a crocodile in b&w hand print, mounted on foamed £2,800 - £3,500, that's one eye, stared back at all the guests. Sending a shiver down Snowy's spine.

Fred Mann

From one photographic artist to another Fred Mann, ex Chelsea School of art, globetrotter.

Fred showed a giclee print "Mother", a photo collage taken from an old archive imagery, graphically illustrated using paper cutouts and digital manipulation edition of 1-15, at £400-£600 each.

Fred let slip it wasn't his mother, "but Mother Earth" who he sees, as been raped and pillaged.

Pandemonia covered Snowy's ears, from hearing any more of Fred's verbal graphic metaphors, and turn their attentions, to the dishy actor Ben Nealon.

Ben Nealon

Mr B Nealon, has graced the screens acting in Eastenders, Doctors,The Bill and Bollywood movie "Lagaan" with India's Brad Pit equivalent Aamir Khan.

Ben told P, "I'd taken a last year off acting, to focus on his charity "Pump Aid" to help raise awareness and funds, for clean water plumbing in desolate regions of the world, and "if ever I give up my day job, I'll chance my arm at plumbing".

For all millions of BN fans out there, don't despair, our handsome lad is returning back to the boards, in Ben Kenwright, Westend production of Agatha Christie's "Murder on The Nile" 2012.

Even better news for ugly plumbers, now they can sleep at night knowing desperate housewives choice Ben, is not taking up their profession.

Hugo Salvaterra

The next exhibitor to cross paths with P, was Hugo Salvaterra.

Hugo's 2 snaps, weren't your "ECO cliches" they were about his new found fervor in life, plastic bags and their plight. 59x42 cm at £500-£600

Hugo feels he's captured the soul of plastic bags and feels we should empathise with their welfare.

P&S agreed wholeheartedly, upon seeing his photo image of model's body wrapped in masses of plastic bags, that took on the form of a 1950's A-line women's dress shape.

A mock frock, that if lady Gaga stylist Nicola Formichetti were here tonight, would be equally inspired by.

Marc Quinn

Snowy and P, grab a quite moment for a quick shifty Marc Quinn 14x10cm digital file printed as glossy photograph "Unnatural World, that Marc expects to get £800-£1200 for the cause.

P headed for another drink, where her attention was drawn to the right hand side of the bar, and the work of another blond, Lucy Morley .

Lucy Morley

Together, these two, were a real spectacle.

Lucy Morley

Over a drink, Lucy gave P the insight of her art piece, entitled 24,000.

This is a 24,000 ink drawing on recycled paper, that depicted the cellular structure of a twig from a branch, revealing it's hidden veins, that feeds water to the tree. 150x150 £1800-£2200

A labour of love, that turned out to be, a kinda homage to her professors at University Collage Falmouth, that lectured Lucy and her 3 fellow students, on the first MA Arts and Environment degree program.

Having been bitten by nature of the woods, Lucy confessed, "I want to make her own paper out reclaimed pulp". P&S cant wait to see LM end product.

P left the gorgeous blond modern day Alice in Wonderland-Lucy, for a brief chat with another bleached blond bombshell, leather clad artist, David Holland.

David Holland

David was on fine form and told P to take a gander a his work of art, entitled, "Hurt, Agony, Pain Love-it, Pride", acrylic on canvas painting, he hope's to flog for £14000-£16000.

David Holland

Quick as a flash P&S spied Mr Holland realistic butcher shop hanging, of upside down meat and flesh, the sight of which, caused Snowy tummy to rumble, indicting it was way past supper time.

A final lap, with P&S takng a peek at screening room film, followed by gander at Maria Papadimitriou "Plastic Seconds" necklaces, one of tops and pearls & the other a light bulb pendent, that were a sure seller at £10 - £20 a pop.

Maria Papadimitriou

Then P&S said their farewell's and made a dash for home, for a bite to eat and curl up on the sofa & where Pandemonia read Snowy this weeks fav bed time story.

Photo/ Copy: Stephen Mahoney