Still Life with a Twist ~L~
LIGHTING is something I need to pay attention to when arranging objects to draw from, and for taking photos of them. I’m far too ‘that’ll do’ even though other people say I’m too much of a perfectionist. I don’t get why.
LONGEVITY. It’s quite a long time now since the Kubin exhibition I was visiting at n0c0 (Nottingham Contemporary), mentioned in my A to Z post for the letter I. It still replays in my mind at intervals (and I still have a creative writing fiction to work on inspired by the exhibition while attending the Study Sessions writer’s workshop, but having started that fiction only after that course finished and abandoning it a few pages in).
‘The straw that broke the camel’s back’ kept running through my mind in the Kubin galleries when looking at this arrangement. Among the work attributed to Kubin were objects curated by the accompanying artist (Francis Upritchard). This arrangement struck me as more still life oriented than installation:
Around the two galleries of Kubin attributed works, in the gaps between (from memory) along the way of seeing those drawings there were these domestic-inspired installations including furniture designed by Upritchard’s husband, Martino Gamper. But by far the most interesting art objects within those were the lamps by the Tobias Brothers, this one shown above was titled ‘Green Black Lamp, 2011’. The Tobias Brothers had featured in an earlier n0co exhibition (maybe alongside the Diane Arbus exhibition) and I loved their work.
I was intending to show the full sketch. but on reflection if Mr Gamper objects to anything I ever had to say about his other half, FUpritchard, the so-called artist (and assuming Mr Gamper is not a construct but a constructor, ie. designer and maker, while FU herself appeared a bogus front for a collective project – it’s only how she made herself and the exhibition appear!) well, I’d best not be risking getting sued for showing a sketch that might be considered, quite LAUGHABLY, meaning by my sketch of course, a high design copyright infringement. Even if it is only a rough sketch of a simple chest of drawers. The other piece atop it was only labelled as ‘Camel, Bronze, 2011’ and the overall installation appeared to have no title. I titled it, by way of my drawing, “F’ledgling F’light”, because it at least deserved a titling or name.
… I’d best end my LANGUISH here…