Debased, a maximalist art show in basement, opening this coming Thursday evening

debased_sept2016Been a few days over five years since Emma Harvey and I started this Cultivate thing, we’ll we had been cultivating before that, the Stinging Netil fair, the Hundred Paintings show and such, but it was just over five years ago that we formally started Cultivate. The first four years were on that now infamous corner smack bang in the middle of the now sadly missed Vyner Street, since then we’ve been moving around, nomadic contradictions, basements, warehouses, formal galleries, dog shows, beachfronts, railway bridges…

Next Thursday we’re back in Dalston, the edges of Hackney where east becomes north London Cultivate returns to Dalston and that beautiful basement known as BSMT Space. Back In March it was Debaser and slicing up eye balls, on September 22nd it will be Debased. Another gathering of pro-active artists and a maximalist exercise in cross-pollination. A room alive with contemporary painters, so-called street artists, performers, print makers, wallpaper creators and more…. . Opening on Thursday evening and then a short sharp shock of a show through the weekend and closing on Sunday, no messing about, just artists, walls, people and ongoing Cultivation 

Debaser, March 2016, Bruce Lovelock

Debaser, March 2016, Bruce Lovelock

Artists taking part include:
ADAM ESPIRA,
AMY KINGSMILL,
BRUCE LOVELOCK,
DEBORAH GRIFFIN,
DIANE GOLDIE,
EMMA HARVEY,
IAN BAILEY,
MUTINY,
CHRISTOPHER CACHELIN aka KIDD FEATHER,
LYNNE BLACKBURN,
MARNIE SCARLETT,
MEGAN PICKERING,
QUIET BRITISH ACCENT,
ROSSO,
SEAN WORRALL,
THIS ONE

And we rather expect one or two more may join us for the opening night and the weekend for the debased cross-pollination.  This is about taking art and artists out of those comfortable little boxes that the London art scene appears to need, mixing things up, messing with the rules – a wallpaper printer (currently hanging in the V&A), alongside a street artist currently painting East London walls, a London dress-maker currently raging against London Fashion week, a contemporary painter currently exploring the view found through a circle, a performance artist freshly returned from her LA performance next to a pro-active artist still questioning the destruction of he mining communities. Expect previews and features on all the artists here on these pages throughout the weekend and the days leading up to Thursday’s opening  (SW)

Debaser, March 2016

Debaser, March 2016

Diane Goldie...

Diane Goldie…

Bruce Lovelock

Bruce Lovelock

Debaser, March 2016, Rosso

Debaser, March 2016, Rosso

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