|Artworks (right) by fellow CG Associate Sandra Bouguerch|
Only six years young PS Mirabel has quickly become a hub of Manchester’s emerging and established artists. Running concurrently next to Paper Gallery on Mirabel Street, both spaces have a regular programme of exhibitions changing roughly every six weeks.
Right now it’s the turn of PS Mirabel’s new incarnation ‘Shelf Life’, this year’s Open exhibition ‘non-theme’ – this time its sole focus is on the presentation of all the artworks.
Myself and several other Castlefield Gallery Associates have pieces on display ranging from sculpture, painting to photography. There is such an eclectic range of art it’s a pleasure to view. A massive assortment of almost pocket-sized pieces with some sound art included too (and a fabric pizza to-go!) It really is a short, sharp introduction to easy-going, intriguing art. Random yet articulated. There’s a rare ‘touchability-factor’ going on that makes you want to buy something, if only some of my fave pieces were for sale!
Paper Gallery has an exhibition running too with the clever, insightful yet thoughtful works by Lisa Wilkens. She capitalises on the essence of drawing through the power of the image, particularly ones relating to nuclear power, nuclear weapons and radioactivity. Her pictorial compositions are quite beautiful in their simplicity to evoke meaning.
… Paper also has an auction running at the moment where you can bid on a whole load of special one-off works by an established roaster of artists!
|Two colourful works by Neo-Artist Jason Simpson|
|Two gorgeous paintings by fellow CG member, Lisa Denyer (centre)|
|Three new works by Bankley Gallery artist, Gary Andrew-Clarke|
|My two new photographic works ‘Day 0′ & ’28 Days Later’ are in the centre|
|Fellow CG Associates work Jane Lawson (left) & Axel Bottenberg (right)|
|An amazing array of work here that I loved!!!
Fellow CG artist Claire Tindale has work on here too
|Paper Gallery has a fantastic array of works up for auction|
|Lisa Wilken’s show now on too at Paper|
Open on Saturdays
Until Saturday 31st October
‘The Shadow of an Unseen Power’
Until Saturday 24th October