Friday, 26 October 2012

Friday 26th October: VOTE for Jason Evans in The Grange Prize

Jason Evans is currently nominated for The Grange Prize, pitted against three other photographers in an exhibition at Canada House which each year partners with another country to select artists.  The prize is $30,000 so there's only one thing to do and  VOTE for this don - its the final few days !  And remember to visit TheDailyNice after, and every day there after.
(Snaps from a drinks reception with the artists last evening showing Jason's Photography for Sculpture and one of my favourite spectrum spot works from Fourtet's  "There is Love In You" .)
Voting closes Tuesday, October 30 at 11:59 pm

Friday 26th October: Trojan, Works on Paper at The ICA

The ICA are fantastic at continuing the legacy of Leigh Bowery for future generations to witness his work and world with reoccurring exhibitions and events ( Sunshine: One Day Tribute to Leigh Bowery at The ICA ).  Just at the moment there is a dedicated space exhibiting the artwork of his friend and muse Trojan.   One of the walls has been papered with Star Trek pattern mimicking their original flat interior which became the backdrop for outffit snapshots which are also on display via photo albums leant by John Maybury and Sue Tilley.  It is really incredible that these examples are from a body of work all produced before his death, aged just 20 - for this reason I have also included a clip of Michael Clark's "Hail The New Puritans" for which he designed the set.  

Trojan, Works on Paper , 9 October 2012 - 18 November 2012
Michael Clark Company at The Barbican til 27th October.

Friday 26th Oct: Dan Wilton vs. The Bots Zine launch

Following on from the previous introduction to Dan Wilton's project and printed zine about The Bots......... here are snaps from last night's launch......... see them play live next week at The Barfly on Tuesday in amongst six dates around the UK before they head to Europe till the end of November.
Keep up to date with Dan's photography on his Tumblr (inc. a great SBTRKT gif)

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Weds 24th October: THE BOTS ON TOUR ACROSS EUROPE by Dan Wilton

Here is a little teaser of the latest project from photographer Dan Wilton who has turned the results of a spell on tour round Europe with The Bots into a printed zine.  The band comprise of two teenage brothers (Mikaiah, 19, and Anaiah, 15) from California with a penchant for tie dye which features from Dan's documentary photos of their plimsolls thru to the actual physical canvas case sewn to package each zine.  Tomorrow evening Dan will be turning over a Redchurch Street Gallery into a launch for the edition with the duo dj-ing whilst they are in London.  The band have been in the UK this summer as part of Damon Albarn's Africa Express and currently on their own circuit of the countries cities, playing Camden's Barfly next Tuesday.  If you're in town come down to the event tomorrow to pick up your own hand-dyed (see film below) and pink thread bound book - you can see a range of covers in my snap above and a scan of my own copy.  (All other photography Dan's images from the project - see here)  

///// STOB EHT



//////////////////////// SHOT BY DAN WILTON 

///////////////////////////////DISCOUNT ZINES, PRINTS, FREE BEERS, TIE DYE 

/////////////////////////////////////DJ'S ///// THE BOTS ////// RAISA K 

///////////////////////////////////////////// STOB EHT


Monday, 22 October 2012

Monday 22nd October: Jordan Bowen milinery for Sorapol

Thanks to Keely Hunter for sending these photos from Sorapol and Daniel Lismore's latest fashion show on Friday evening showing their millinery collaboration with Jordan Gene Bowen  (in a "Mum Is Proud Of Me" knitted jumper)!    Here are also some of Jordan's snaps capturing Luke Worrall who walked in the show, one of the finished hats and ephemera from the design process.  
Check out Jordan's own line stocked at 127 Brick Lane.