Wednesday, 16 January 2008

shameless narcissistic promotional post

The following is just an extract
from the review of the Drumcroon
exhibition which is published in
this months edition of 'Mental Virus'

I have just extracted the paragraph
that refers to the work I had in the
show, for narcissistic purposes of course!

What surprises me about the review of
my work is that I couldn't have described
it better myself & have often struggled to
do so.

Looking Sideways in Drumcroon.

This show is an exhibition celebrating the work of
artists working at OK Studios.

'Looking Sideways' takes its title from what they
believe is the purpose of the artist in society,
and I can understand this walking through Drumcroon
at the work on display.

'Chemical Factory Triptych' by Steven Heaton was one
of my favourite pieces on show.

Using oil and mixed media on wood, it is a
post-apocalyptic vision of nature and its effect on
material, with charred wood, rusted metal and wire
eroding away.

There is an authentic beauty to it, but at the same
time a darkness lurks, some kind of futility that
nature will have its way no matter what mankind can
do, or perhaps even because of mankind and our ways
with the Earth.

A Reactionary Piece by John Togher

4 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the write up! That writer seems to know how to write about art. That is so refreshing. It is very exciting when the meaning behind our art is understood and then momentarily captured by a writer's words. Good for you. I wish I could see your work in person!

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  2. THATS GREAT STEVEN CLARITY OF WORDS DESCRIPTION IS EVEN ENTICING I CAN IMAGINE UR PIECE...CONGRATS SWEETY

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  3. What a great review. Congrats! Maybe you will be able to quit your factory job sooner than you think :)

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  4. Hey man, He summed up the piece well. Couldn't have phrased it better myself. I hope it takes your work to a wider audience. You need to mention on your site that full size photographic prints of selected work are available.
    See ya soon.

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