Andy Wicks Paints Blog

Departure Gallery, The Old Police Station and Medcalf shows

Posted in Exhibitions by Andy Wicks on 25 February, 2010

I have 3 exhibitions coming up in March, 2 of which open on Friday 5th March. The first, The Middle of Nowhere with the Departure Gallery is in a huge warehouse in Southall featuring over 40 artists, I have 11 piece which makes up a large body of work from last year and is the first time it has all been seen together. The show is only on for 5 days but is one to catch, on the private view night theres a free taxi  from Southall Station to the venue.

Also opening on Friday 5th is Police and Thieves at the Old Police Station, New Cross. A converted Police Station which is now a gallery, studios and cafe. Fittingly my painting Bill, a portrait of a policeman taken from a news cutting of London G20 riots will be on display. The gallery uses the former interview, cells and Police gym as part of the exhibition space.

Then from 15th March to 30th April I will be showing a selection of new works at Medcalf restaurant and bar on Exmouth Market, Islington. Details TBC

Studio work in progress Feb 2010

Posted in Paintings by Andy Wicks on 4 February, 2010

Update on the small paintings I’ve been working on since the new year (mentioned HERE). Each has been approached differently with the only constraint being a pink base coat. I brought myself a selection of 20 Michael Harding oil tubes over Christmas (££), the first time I’ve tried out quality paints and so far so good, the colours are much more vivid than I’m used to due to a higher pigment/oil ratio compared with cheaper student quality paints. Also with a wider range of colours my palette has expanded considerably, something I’m willing to do but conscious of keeping more regular darker tones in the mix. More to follow..