Monochrome Breach – An Exhibition of Drawings – Bank Street Arts – June 16th/17th

earthly-delights-72dpiOn the evening of Friday 16th June – after a symposium an Art + Copyright/Copyleft – there will be an opening for a one-day show of my drawings at Bank Street Arts in Sheffield. More here.

I will be giving an artist talk during the evening event on the 16th. Entrance to this event and the exhibition is free and all are welcome.

The evening event if from about 5pm on June 16th. I will be talking about the work at the start of this event.

The gallery is open on the 17th between 11am and 4pm.

All the works are for sale (unframed). 50% of any money raised will be donated to Bank Street Arts.

In addition to this ALL the money raised from the auction of my drawing of Guernica will go to Bank Street Arts. If you would like to bid for this drawing please email in confidence at bryaneccleshall@gmail.com. The drawing will go to the highest bidder over the reserve price of £1500.

Large works to be shown include:

  • After Hieronymus Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights (pictured above)
  • After Pablo Picasso’s Guernica (pictured below)
  • After Caravaggio’s The Incredulity of St Thomas
  • After Walker Evans’ and Sherrie Levine’s Annie Mae Burroughs
  • After Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa
  • After Joseph Beuys’ Wirstschaftswerte (Economic Values) II

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There will also be a selection of smaller works on display. All the works are drawings of art works by others.

A PDF of a catalogue/ price list is available for download here.

I hope to see you there.

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For Sale: After Pablo Picasso’s ‘Guernica’

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After Pablo Picasso’s ‘Guernica’

I have decided to offer my large multi-panel drawing for sale with all the proceeds of that sale going to Bank Street Arts in Sheffield. Bank Street Arts is a multi-disciplinary arts centre where I have have been a resident artist and trustee for several years. You can read more about the centre here.

The sale will take place as part of a solo show of my monochrome works at Bank Street Arts on the 16th and 17th June. If you’re interested in buying the work it will be offered unframed with a reserve price of £1500. We have to sort out the details, but basically the highest bid over £1500 made by the close of the show will secure the piece.

Some details:

  • Size: 2400mm x 1200mm.
  • Assembled from 144 square panels, with slight mismatches visible throughout the work. Click on the image above for a much closer look.
  • Graphite on Paper.
  • Unframed.

The drawing will be on display during the exhibition, which we plan to run in conjunction with a symposium on copyright. If you are interested in attending the symposium, you can find the details here. On that page is a call-out for twenty-minute papers, for which the deadline is May 15th.

If you can’t make it to the show but are interested in placing a bid for the work, please let me know (my email address is bryaneccleshall (at) gmail (dot) com) and we’ll see what can be arranged.

I will post much, more about the solo show in due course, but I wanted to make this announcement as soon as possible.

After Da Vinci: The Mona Lisa

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While trying to finish my PhD I engaged in a little distraction and made a start on a life size drawn copy of the Mona Lisa.Aside from the distraction it afforded me (though I abandoned it and knuckled down to writing after a relatively short while) it gave me a chance to see if I could capture something of the expression that is so well known. In truth, I saw this as a technical challenge and not as a work of art as such. The Sans Terre / + I make with Chris is much more interesting as art, but part of me is still fascinated by trying to achieve something that is perhaps beyond my grasp.

Last weekend I made an effort to finish it, at least for the time being. I think that there is still some tweaking to around the mouth (though I’m loathe to do too much as the expression can change in an instant), but for now this is complete.

What next? I’m thinking that that this ought to be exhibited on the wall that now masks my painting of the wall of the Salon Carré from which the Mona Lisa was stolen by Vincenzo Peruggia in 1911. I might then erase it.

‘Collateral Damage’: A Micro-Exhibition + Book Launch in Sheffield, 12th + 13th August

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Last year I collaborated with Chris Graham on a complex and disorienting  installation at Bank Street Arts that was eventually called Sans Terre / +. The work sprang from a re-consideration of Théodore Géricault’s painting The Raft of the Medusa in terms of the then burgeoning refugee crisis.

After the installation was dismantled we began work on documenting the work in book form. What began as a record of something that had passed soon sprouted legs of its own and became an altogether new work. The images that accompany this post are details of the books.

The books – a printed collision of an arms catalogue and photographs of the installation as well as fragments of the source material that inspired it – have been extensively reworked by hand with paint, ink, scissors, and collage, and have become a visceral reworking of the source material and a new work that reflects the complexities of migration, terrorism, the military-industrial complex, exploitation of the Third World, Beyoncé, depleted Uranium, art, Disney, Gorgons, drone strikes, and spray paint.

On August 12-13th a Bank Street micro-exhibition will re-present elements of the installation and provide a platform for launching these books which will be available to buy for £25 each. If you want to pre-order one, look at the Sans Terre / + Facebook page. Search for @artiscomplicit

The ‘+’ in the title of the work is a deliberate allusion to the idea of ‘more’. For this iteration of the project we will be joined by Richard Bolam who has created a film that uses a film he made last August of us in the space when the installation was nearing completion but also includes material from other sources and images from the new books. This film is an integral part of the new show.

Join Sans Terre / + for the launch of these books. There will be a performance / reading at some point during the show (details to be confirmed).

Show Details:

Admission is free

Friday 12th August: 11am – 4pm

Saturday 13th August: 11am – 4pm

Banks Street Arts, Bank Street, Sheffield

Links:

Web: bankstreetarts.com

Twitter: @BankStreetArts