The Vagaries and Misconceptions of the Modern Man, Vane Gallery

Not Really Understanding Stuff: A Reptile Reliquary (2017) One of the most powerful and vibrant exhibitions I have seen in a long time is The Vagaries and Misconceptions of the Modern Man, a three-man show recently concluded at Vane Gallery. Featuring the work of Ralph Darbyshire, Richard Hollinshead and Kenneth Ross, the exhibition focuses on the... Continue Reading →

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The Late Shows

Last night I was helping out at Vane Gallery with their display for the Late Shows. The Late Shows are a city wide series of exhibitions and cultural events which range from open studios to performances. This is the tenth year it has run with over 70 venues participating. Vane Gallery were previewing two new exhibitions and were also... Continue Reading →

Critical Writing for Vane Gallery

Recently I have been trying really hard to work on and expand my writing skills; as much as I love blogging and using colloquial language, I also enjoy writing in more formal and critical terms. Recently therefore I submitted two pieces of critical writing Vane Gallery and I am delighted to have found that they have both... Continue Reading →

Flora Whiteley ‘Present Continuous’

Talking more about getting back into painting is actually relevant to another exhibition I saw recently at Vane; Flora Whiteley's 'Present Continuous'. Given her cinematic background, her works have elements of film and stage-like set ups, which bring a new dimension to what are otherwise very painterly works. At present I'm not too interested in researching... Continue Reading →

Jock Mooney Part 2

Normally I'm quite wary about using or associating art with the word 'kitsch'. All it encompasses are elements that do not cater to my usual taste. Kitsch to me normally creates associations of tackiness and poor taste - which to excess form the definition of it. Yet that was the word that sprang to mind... Continue Reading →

Jock Mooney Part 1

Vane Gallery recently had Jock Mooney's 'Who Are You and What Do You Want?' exhibited. Mooney is represented by Vane so I'm quite familiar with his work through that. This exhibition however was quite unlike his usual stuff as it was far more personal and autobiographical. It is an exploration of Mooney's joys and fears surrounding... Continue Reading →

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