Friday, 5 August 2011
A Wonderful Hectic Week in London
Just back from a hectic week in London gallery and exhibition hopping. Highlight was the Tracey Emin exhibition Love is What you Want at the Hayward. To see her blankets in the flesh so to speak instead of always viewing them in books was quite amazing - the intricate work and detail that has gone into them, I could have looked at them for hours except I was getting a crick in my neck looking at the ones at the top.
Also went to the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy. Very busy and lots to see. Its surprising how many paintings they can put on one wall. Some of the rooms are quite tiny and this is where they put a lot of the public's work. Difficult to see some of them especially if they are high up. The winner of the Charles Wollaston prize I found quite disappointing in view of the amazing piece by Yinka Sonibiore which won last year - a round piece of foam propped against a wall. Great to see some of the prints exhibited by the public which are rubbing shoulders with the artworks of such artists as Gavin Turk, Dame Elizabeth Blackadder etc.
Also welcome to the new home for my blog. I have changed from tumblr to blogspot.com as its more versatile with layout, navigation etc. and seems to be the preferred choice for artists' blogs. For older posts please go to http://jacquithomson.tumblr.com/