ART IS FOR FRIDAY… and every other day. “Why do you ruin your paintings? They’re all ruined, you vandalise your own paintings, so silly” was my favourite comment today.
Second week of the ART IS FOR LIFE, NOT JUST FOR CHRISTMAS show and the walls are evolving as pieces are sold and new art and artists are added to the show
Thing is, as Emma said the other day, Cultivate has been a brilliant “art chute” for her, a place for her to put her art on a wall, to have it seen, to interact with people, to sell it. It is going to be a shame to just close the space, it is right smack bang in the middle of what is still one of the most important art streets in London – about a dozen art galleries and spaces at the moment, First Thursday and all that that involves down the street every month, the stream constant visitors from all over the world (for instance over the last two years Gareth Morgan has sold art to people from San Francisco, Uruguay, Germany, Sweden, France and quite a few more far away places, as well as to visitors from all over the UK). People come down the street looking to explore art. Today, a cold wet Friday in November, brought in enthusiastic art explorers from the United States and Japan, a buyer from East London (another Gareth sale), as well as all the locals, regulars and people who didn’t let on about where they were from. A great place for an art chute…
“What exactly is an art chute?” asked someone today. Just a working nickname for a reinvented space, no longer an art gallery on the corner of a street we still rather enjoy, evolving the room to be more of a working art space shared by a small collective of artists, creating in public, a place alive with creativity, doing rather than just showing, no longer a place for exhibitions, rime for change. An art chute, a working base, an open studio space, open just as much as Cultivate has been, using the space in a more creative way.
Today we added five paintings by London-based Italian painter Chiara Briganti Bennardis, yesterday we added the photographs of Romina Catalan, to the ever evolving Art is For Life show (that goes on until Sunday December 8th).
On Thursday, yesterday I started work on the third and final One Hundred Pieced Piece (following on from the first, produced for this year’s Art Car Boot Fair, and the second, produced for the Pink show at Cultivate back in July of this year.
That was Friday, see you on Saturday,