Last night I popped over to Manchester for the opening party for Shelf Life at PS Mirabel. I hadn’t realised that there would also be an opening at Paper gallery which is right next door, so that was good. Two exhibitions!
It was really busy even though I arrived at about 5 past 6. The work was displayed on shelves all around the space (Shelf Life) and I took a couple of photos – though I was not sure that artists would appreciate me publishing them here, so I’ve stuck to the images that have my work in them too.
It’s a pretty tiny gallery space – well, Project Space officially. It was hard to get a photo with no people in it as it was so busy! In the above photo, my work can be seen on the top shelf (the one with a ribbon on the far right, and the very shiny pink one).
I love the two that are sandwiched in between them, they are ‘Egg Tray’ and ‘Fish’ by Emily Cranny. I also really like the two central ones on the bottom shelf, which are called ‘I can float’ and ‘You don’t float’; they’re by Erin Sevink-Johnston.
The exhibition at Paper is ‘The shadow of an unseen power’ by Lisa Wilkens, which is incredible. Tiny little images with incredible detail – someone told me they were painted with a tiny brush in ink, but they were photo realistic. Amazing.
This display has one of my pieces at the bottom right, the yellow one, named, er, ‘Lello’. The middle shelf has work by an artist whose work I really admire, Corrina Spencer. It’s the one on the far left; ‘Busts’, oil on paper. Teenie tiny!
Top left is ‘Glitter Orange Protection’ by Lisa Jones, who had two others I also admired, all made from polystyrene protective packaging with sand and glitter stuck on. So purdy! I can imagine them enlarged somehow, made into flipping great huge sculptures, 3 metres high; that would be fabulous. But small is also good.
And then I went home on a train that took FOREVER because naughty passengers caused delays.