Debased is almost upon us, we’re rather looking forward to it, I’m especially looking forward to seeing Ian Bailey’s work in the flesh. This will be Ian’s debut in terms of Cultivate. he was last seen at the V&A where some of his wallpaper was on show
Debased in about cross-pollination, about artists who probably don’t cross paths that often sharing space together, we rather like the idea of street artists sharing space with contemporary painters, performers, print makers, dress makers, and in Ian’s case, someone who created beautiful hand printed wallpaper. There’s something exciting about a good repeat pattern, especially a slightly rebellious one – “Student of the late seventies and still angry. Ian’s art and repeat pattern wallpaper designs are inspired by Pugin, Strummer, Jamie Reid, Ickey, Banksy, Orwell and Delia Smith CBE” I’d throw William Morris in that pot as well but then William is a slightly rebellious hero of mine and I am a frustrated textile designer, I was delighted when Ian asked if he could take part in Debased, I can’t wait to see his wallpaper hanging next to a This One Canvas or an Emma Harvey painting or one of Adam Espira’s rather strange pieces, I love pulling together a good group show and mixing things up a little. (sw)
CULTIVATE DEBASED at BSMT Space 22-25 September 2016. Opening night: Thursday 22 September, 6pm until 9pm then open: Friday 23, Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 September 11am until – 7pm each day. at: BSMT Space, 5D Stoke Newington Road, Dalston, London, N16 8BH
CULTIVATE returns to Dalston and that beautiful basement knows as BSMT Space. 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 on cross-pollination. A room alive with contemporary painters, so-called street artists, performers, print makers and more…. Artists taking part include: ADAM ESPIRA, AMY KINGSMILL, APPLE TART, BRUCE LOVELOCK, CHRISTOPHER CACHELIN (aka Kidd Feather), DEBORAH GRIFFIN, DIANE GOLDIE, ELIZABETH SANDFORD RICHARDSON, EMMA HARVEY, IAN BAILEY, MUTINY, LYNNE BLACKBURN, MARNIE SCARLETT, MEGAN PICKERING, MIA-JANE HARRIS, QUIET BRITISH ACCENT, ROSSO, SEAN WORRALL, THIS ONE….