And so Attract happened, a short sharp maximalist group show, a Cultivate takeover of BSMT Space gallery over in Dalston on the edges of Hackney and….

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Cultivate presents Attract, a group show at BSMT Space, London N16, January 2019 – Jessica Scott

And so Attract happened, a short sharp maximalist group show, a Cultivate takeover of BSMT Space gallery over in Dalston on the edges of Hackney and East London, twenty or so artists gathered together for the first Cultivate show of the year, another Cultivate group show, another contemporary art show, a hopefully healthy mix of cutting edge painters, of abstract thought, a show featuring a touch of print, a small amount of text on a penny or two from Quiet British Accent, some animation in the form of an installation from the team that is Davies Monaghan and Klein, a rather large quilt (or is it a wall hanging) from Jessica Scott mostly the show was about painting this time – contemporary painting, a touch of pop, a hint of the street, a couple of painterly photographers (Yi Zhang and Sofia Martins-Gray) and twenty of so artists gathered together under the Cultivate banner in one space for yet another group show. Hopefully by now you have some idea in terms of the busy cross-pollination at a Cultivate show; the maximalist attitude, the punk rock edge, the encouraging of contradiction. Cultivate is run by artists for artists. as well as for those who like to engage and explore art in a more friendly inviting way..

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Cultivate presents Attract, a group show at BSMT Space, London N16, January 2019 –

Attract wass curated by Cultivate’s Sean Worrall and Emma Harvey the show featured some old friends as well as some new names = DAVIES MONAGHAN KLEIN, EMMA HARVEY, IAN BAILEY, JAMES BELL, JESSICA SCOTT, LENNIE LEE, MADELEINE STRINDBERG, QUIET BRITISH ACCENT, SAL JONES, SEAN WORRALL, SOFIA MARTINS GRAY, STELLA WHALLEY, TONY BERKMAN, TWINKLE TROUGHTON, VESNA PARCHET, VINAY HATHI, YI ZHANG and YULIA ROBINSON

Here then is a bag load of fractured photos from the opening night, we’ll be along in a few moments with a few more thoughts, for now, here’s a flavour of how things looked….

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