AboutNovember sees the third Cultivate Columbia Road Takeover at East London's rather well proportioned Shipton Street Gallery. The gallery, in a former greengrocer's shop by Columbia Road, the Flower Market and everything that that involves and this time the month-long November takeover of the space kicks off with a two day weekend show from Cultivate founders Emma Harvey and Sean Worrall.
Harvey and Worrall - Chips, Starz, What Would Joan Jett Do? will open on Saturday November 2nd and close on Sunday November 3rd, 11am until 6pm on both days. Entry is free
This year Emma Harvey has been playing with her riot grrrl flavours a little more, following on from last year's Seven Year Bitch referencing "I Saw it First,I Want it Worse" show in the same venue, a show that saw Emma exhibit 43 paintings of riot grrrl and female punk bands - this year she's been playing with her pop art punk rock print making side, her Joan Jett or Chips piece at this year's Art Car Boot Fair that leads directly to her asking just what Joan Jett might do at this show...... The rather beautifully handmade sets of limited edition prints have been evolving alongside her continued exploration of very personal, very painterly things, her evolving series of circle paintings that she says are gathering for a future solo show. I think there's been something like twenty of the circle paintings now, they've been emerging at shows over the last couple of years. Meanwhile to compliment Emma's Joan Jett punk rock flavours I may well dig into the Organ archive from the fanzine/record label days for a piece of art or two to hang next to more of the recent fruit paintings that have been emerging this year since that market trader on Ridley Road threw that lemon back in January. Actually we have almost two weeks to go yet, we don't know what we're going to hang for the weekend yet, we have thirteen days to go before the doors open on Saturday morning, we have plenty of time to select work, make more work and maybe invite a guest artist or two to come join us.
Harvey and Worrall - Chips, Starz, What Would Joan Jett Do? will run for one weekend only, we're hanging it on the Friday afternoon, then we're off to Atom Gallery for the opening night of the Can I Get a Slice Hackney Foodbank benefit show, then we shall be back to Columbia Road and Shipton Street Gallery for the short sharp two day weekend show, tit will all come down at the close of play on Sunday so we can hang the second of three shows that will make up the latest Cultivate November Takeover
Emma Harvey's limited edition prints including some new ones that will be seen for the first time at the show will be on same over the weekend at just £10 each, Sean Worrall will have some new painted vinyl pieces priced at just £5 for the weekend as well as a number of very reasonably priced freshly painted still-life fruit studies and maybe one or two old Organ treasures dug out from the corner of the studio...