September 5th, 2008
|11:04 am - Beauty in the Disregarded|
happytune and I went with a couple of friends to an exhibition of found art called Beauty in the Disregarded last night. happytune describes it here.
The person who had told me about the exhibition had created artworks from found photographs which he had taken from photo booths in the late seventies and early eighties. He said that he felt enough time had passed that it was no longer voyeuristic to share them. I found them quite moving and interesting - playful poses of people who didn't stop to pick up the results. Amusingly one set of photos was clearly made by the actor Martin Clunes as a school boy, pulling silly faces at the camera.
Many of the other things were pieces of broken trash. A small but interesting exhibition. The organiser claimed the venue itself (the Old Library) as a discarded and overlooked thing.
Also abrinsky reminds us that Birmingham Artsfest is coming up, though I am busy that weekend this year.
ETA: abrinsky posts pictures of Beauty in the Disregarded here
Had everything gone to plan, we'd have seen you there last night. But the trains from Birmingham are screwed at the moment and abrinsky
was so late home that we decided we have to see the exhibition another time.
That would have been great. We found a new cafe to hang out in too. All transport has become very stressful this week - the roads around here are packed. It's only a little exhibition BTW, but I thought it was interesting.
I was disappointed - I know one of the artists and would have liked to catch up with him. Now I'm even more disappointed.
I thought it might be small, but there are always plenty of other reasons to go to Leamington!
Which one do you know? I've got the list and descriptions of what they all do at home but not with me here.
Fran Godwin, who I imagine would be doing melted glass - I've seen some of his work in progress. Very interesting bloke.