The morning of day 2 of our exhibition hang and all has gone splendidly well so far, everyones work is sitting well together and we’ve seemed to arranged both floors in the strongest order. Time now to get the drill out and start to get all the works on the wall and test the videos. Looking forward to opening up for all to see on Wednesday!
So the work is hung, the drinks are in the buckets, the press releases are printed and the doors will soon be open. We spent an exhausting day moving paintings, drilling holes and walking around a massive cash and carry trying to find the booze but now our work here is done and we’re ready to invite all to see our efforts.
I always find hanging a show the best bit, although after some trouble with strap hangers and crumbly brick walls perhaps I would prefer to overseeing someone else slightly more patient doing the physical stuff. While I knew both Matthew and David’s old work well, they’ve both surprised and excelled in equal measure with the new pieces produced, its interesting to finally bring the paintings together into a single room and see how they sit after previously imagining them from behind the monitor.
The exhibition features a broad spectrum of contemporary painting and really sets off against the space well, embracing its intriguing features (check out that chandelier!) and challenging details. All that there is to do now is open the doors up at 6pm and hope people turn up!
Yesterday evening David and I visited Matthew’s studio in Bow, he’s currently working on a series of paintings for a solo show in France opening early next year along the Disneyland theme described in our press release, he’s put two of these new works into ULTRAMEGAOK as a sneek peek and I can confirm they are looking awesome! We then delivered these to the space ready for installation tomorrow morning, when we’ll collect mine and David’s work from our respective studios on route. Baring any last minute hiccups we’ll be ready for opening the doors on Thursday evening (here’s hoping the rain stays away!). In other good news, our flyers finally turned up so we’ll also be running around the east end dropping them off at pubs/bars/galleries/cafes and any willing souls willing to take them off our hands – so if you see us please help lighten our load!