Thursday, October 22, 2015

London ART NOW Bargehouse OXO Tower

Dear Art Lover,
     One has to learn to roll with the punches, especially when doing art events in another country.  I always seem to manage, but have not quite gotten a handle on it yet.
    I am speaking now about the surprises of my latest art venture:  The Bargehouse [or actually ART NOW, the event organizers] in London, a 4-day weekend event that starts tomorrow (Thursday) dished up a few today.  I reserved my space, a small one since I am unsure of this kind of situation, not having many contacts or clients in London.  We artists were told to bring our own hammers, nails, screws, whatever we needed to attach our art to the walls.  

      So, what were my main surprises?  I received WAY more space than I imagined!  I thought that I would only have about three feet, so sadly, did not have enough hanging supplies with me.  However, I had brought more art with me, in case I sold something or just wanted to change out featured artworks during the event.

     The other surprise was that the walls we had to hang our art upon were not the usual show walls or even ones seen in any images on the site.  We were supposed to put nails into BRICK WALLS!  Some of the local artists knew this and had brought electric screwdrivers and such.  However, I got lucky again because my walls had enough holes in it from previous art events that I was able to use my Italian nails pretty well.  Also, one of my colleagues offered some of her screws and her screwdriver.  The arrangements are not perfect, but it fits the atmosphere.   

     However, I would like to learn how to pack for these sorts of surprises, good and possibly frantic.  Another lesson:  Do not do an exhibition when your belongings are all in storage, especially distant from where you are currently living.  I forgot the labels for my artworks, sticky stuff for helping things look straight, and other little things that I have in my “show collection box” that help make my work look professional in display.  As you know, life moves on and I am here in London and thus far, it has been a good time.

     And, I would like to introduce you to two of my colleagues.  We went out for a coffee on this rainy afternoon that we all hung our exhibits.  They are both British, and oddly both are of Greek origin.  Here are Despina Kyriacov, who creates abstract photographs, and George Antoni, a contemporary abstract painter.

And I hope that you can be in London for this event.  I am surprised always by international shows.  The visions of so many different souls are astounding.  And the location in London is great… so much eye candy around! 
Let us meet in London!

Art NOW - London!

The Artists Fair - London [Yes, in the UK!]
WHEN: OPENING Preview > Thursday October 22, from 4 - 8 p.m.
Exhibition Hours > Friday & Saturday, October 23 & 24, from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday October 25, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
WHERE: BARGEHOUSE, OXO Tower Wharf, South Bank, London SE1 9PH
WHY? Featuring Kelly's pastels and charcoal drawings from Morocco
The Artists Fair London 2015 presents 50 emerging and recently established artists from 30 countries (random order): Japan, France, Denmark, Australia, Bulgaria, Italy, Germany, Israel, United Kingdom, Martinique, South Africa, USA, Kosovo, Netherlands, Catalonia, Spain, Poland, Belgium, Sweden, Turkey, Norway, India, Lithuania, Russia, Canada, Taiwan, Finland, Switzerland, Romania, Estonia.
Free entry for visitors.
The great location, steps from both the Hayward Gallery and Tate Modern, and the perfect time, following the Frieze Week, can find yourself, ideally, in the heart of an international, fresh and vibrant art scene.
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Thank you for reading and making it all possible.

~ Kelly Borsheim, sculptor, painter, writer, teacher


Jo Castillo said...

Proud of you, love this exhibit!. Buena suerte!

Kelly Borsheim said...

Thank you, Jo! You are always so encouraging and generous.
Maybe next time I visit Texas will be the spring and will hope to visit with you there.


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