Tuesday, June 3, 2008

London Shows this week!

hey guys...another of my apologies for being so shit and slack on the updating of this lil piece of shit blog...but it has been bank holiday recently and i took a little time off, plus London has had lots going on in terms of shows that you should check out!!!
Theres the Chapman brothers Hell.2 at the white cube which looks amazing (again) and Pyscho buildings at the Hayward looks like it could be interesting (CTHULU!!!). On the streetart kinda tip theres of course the Tate show which you should see in the flesh for a sense of scale and colour (the Os Gemeos colours really burn brightly)...then theres Pinky who has his show at Old Shoreditch Cafe which is classic Pinky- pyschadelic wig out texts, skulls and papercuts...oh and check out good boy Word to Mothers solo show at Stolen Space....but for me the best show in London (although all the previous are rad) is at Nog gallery.....
Nog has undergone a transformation recently setting it up as one of the premier spots in old London town. It started with Marcus Oakleys show (for IZ rock - yes yes J. Allen!), but since then they have redone downstairs for this KILLER show.
Its curated by the lovely and awesome Rich Jacobs (a DUDE), with upstairs being a full on amazing art show, and downstairs perhaps the BEST SKATE HISTORY LESSON SEEN IN LONDON....
So upstairs. For me, i was mad excited to see some of these artists in the flesh (via their art) after fanning out on the web for far too long, yet no-one in London actually showing their work...until now!!! great great new work by NECKFACE, TAYLOR MCKIMENS, HISHAM BHAROOCHA, RICH JACOBS and MATT LEINES to name but a few!!!! So literally, already this show has killed it. Its Over...and youve only just arrived!!!! so check out upstairs, but then go downstairs for the killer KO visual punch...

Downstairs...its very rare that i get awestruck...but my god, downstairs is fucking amazing. It is wall to wall, ceiling to floor, stuffed with zines, flyers (black flag, misfits), books and misc bits and bobs...i could literally be there for hours...serious, i think this is one of my favourite shows of the last few years, but i think just because it connects to so many things and styles that i love.
It is an exploration of the zine culutre of skateboarding so you get early Templeton, Yelland, Johanson, Gonzales zines...you get rad flyers for shows you dreamed of attending...its just so fucking good.
Its all from the personal collection of Rich Jacobs who lovingly put this together, and if you are in London YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS SHOW...if not though, it looks like there might be a book on the horizon (like a mix of Fucked up and photocopied with Dysfunctional)...and also, as i helped with the set up - you should see what they couldnt fit in!!! SO GOOD

Early Ed Templeton Zines!!!

1 comment:

William said...

Holy Shit!!!!!
How damn incredible!
Wish I could be there for this.
Hope you are well, Monsieur Dilly.