Tag: contemporary

AXOLOTL GALLERY REAPPEARS IN GLASGOW 17-19 MAY 2019

AXOLOTL GALLERY REAPPEARS IN GLASGOW 17-19 MAY 2019

I have been as quiet as is possible for a red headed Scottish chick, creating new pieces of my “Faded Stars” series.  Ive had plenty of time on my hands following a cancer operation last July and a follow up preventative op in January this year.  I’ve been selling like crazy on Ebay to raise funds and I am delighted to say that I have been accepted to the Glasgow Contemporary Art Fair at Kelvingrove Marquee on 17, 18, 19 May 2019 where I will be exhibiting under Axolotl Gallery (the gallery I ran on Dundas Street, Edinburgh a few years ago).

Im going to be posting regularly on the lead up to the event and you can follow my video’s and photos at:

https://www.facebook.com/axolotlgallery/

In the meantime here’s a picture of Daisy Mayhem my dachshund cos every great artist needs one fullsizeoutput_b62

This is a Toyobo print – stay tuned to find out what that means – and its for sale at the Glasgow Art Fair framed in beech wood and glass frame for £160

http://www.sarah-ewilson.co.uk

September already ?????

September already ?????

Ooops I haven’t posted since February – that must mean Ive been uber busy or uber lazy – lets stick with the first one cos obviously you can’t prove the second.

Suddenly realised I hadn’t painted for a very long time so I dug out the acrylics and canvas’ and off I went.  As usual I like to mix my media using images, gloss and paint – two pieces were exhibited in the ESBAT exhibition and although they didn’t sell one was chosen to be exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy on the mound (till October so you can still see it)

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I also had a significant birthday so July was mainly a drunken haze and a bit of mid life crisis surgery – got my cataract operation so I can hopefully (eventually) actually be able to see me work close up!!!

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OI – PUNK AS…………

I love going to gigs and I love taking photos so logically, for my next collection I plan to do a series of pictures based around the images I took at various concerts (some were taken pre mobile phones, when you had to smuggle a camera in hidden in your knickers)

I also found a beaten up, doodled on and “punk as” copy of 100 Nights at the Roxy on Ebay,  and reproduced the original Roxy advertising posters and put them on A2 perspex.

So with out further ado – heres my original Adam Ant poster – from the teenage bedroom wall years (mixed media on box board A4 – yacht varnished £150 via paypal – email vilebodies@hotmail.com for details)

These are one off pictures – so once its gone its gone xx

ADAM

Cherry Vanilla A2 perspex

CHERRY BOMB

Heartbrakers A2 perspex

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Iggy Pop in Amsterdam 2016 (mixed media on box board A4 – yacht varnished £150 via paypal – email vilebodies@hotmail.com for details)

IGGY

Madonna’s g-string Edinburgh 2012 (mixed media on box board A4 – yacht varnished £150 via paypal – email vilebodies@hotmail.com for details)

MADONNA

Nick Cave Munich 2013 (mixed media on box board A4 – yacht varnished £150 via paypal – email vilebodies@hotmail.com for details)

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Siouxsie and the Banshees Edinburgh Playhouse 1982 (mixed media on box board A4 – yacht varnished £150 via paypal – email vilebodies@hotmail.com for details)

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Siouxsie and the Banshees and the Slits A2 perspex

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Dave Vanian and Captain Sensible Edinburgh 2014 (mixed media on box board A4 – yacht varnished £150 via paypal – email vilebodies@hotmail.com for details)

THE DAMNED

Wayne County A2 perspex

WAYNE COUNTRY

Jordan (mixed media on box board A4 – yacht varnished £250 via paypal – email vilebodies@hotmail.com for details)

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What do you think ………. ?

Coming soon, PIL with McGeoch, Ruts DC, more Damned, Siouxsie and Adam Ant

Im having an exhibition ……

Very excited to announce that the Edinburgh Drawing School at 13a Great King Street Edinburgh are exhibiting 50 of my pieces.  Resins, woodcuts, painting, pastel, photography and neons at sensible, affordable prices

Opening on Saturday 16 April 2016 12-3pm and running till 14 May

Pop in and support me, it would mean a great deal.

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FRIEZE-ING IN LONDON vs EDINBURGH ART FAIR

ART REVIEW certainly summed it all up “There’s certainly bling to be found inside the Frieze London tent this year, in large part courtesy of Gagosian’s display of Jeff Koons’s ginormo multimillion-pound shiny stainless steel sculptures (complete with their own security detail). But apart from Koons himself, cheerfully posing for the press in front of his creations, there has, like last year, been less buzz, less glitz, less glam, less free-flowing booze and fewer showbiz celebs.”
Sarah Wilson say – well … this Thursday is the opening of the Edinburgh Art Fair with even less glitz, glam and celebs than London but its closer and my art is there being represented by the Arusha Gallery.
15 affordable pieces from my new collection called “Faded Stars”, prints on wood, worked into with pencil, varnished and sanded back to look like old posters peeling off walls.  Idea knicked from work I saw at the PAD Art Fair in London.  Hope to see you there xx
LILLIAN GISHMARLENE DEITRICHMADELEINE CARROLLEVELYN LAYECLARK GABLEKATHERINE HEPBURNELSIE RANDOLPHlondon

Saatchi you say? Yes, I do say!!

Very happy when I opened this email yesterday…..

Dear Sarah Wilson,

Congratulations! Your artwork with title SUNSHINE ON PEACOCK has been approved and will start appearing with other works on screen at the 2nd floor of the Saatchi Gallery in the next 24 hours. Your work will remain in the loop as long as the screen is up. This is an ongoing project and an end date has not been decided yet. 

Your artwork will be in rotation with other selected artworks. 

Regards,
Admin
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And Im off to the Frieze Art Fair tomorrow so may as well pop in!

MARIE LOUISE FULLER – LA LOIE

My current obsession is with the vaudeville dancer Loie Fuller – she performed as a skirt dancer on the burlesque circuit.

I photographed the Serpentine Dance and the Fire Dance from a Sky Arts documentary “Picasso and Braque go to the Movies” 

Selecting 10 photos from each, then doing a wee fiddle on photoshop before printing on 12x12cm bevelled wooden plaques, working into the picture with pastel and pencil then varnishing with yacht varnish, before sanding the plaque and repeating the process.  This is another favourite medium as it creates an ethereal image and is perfect for Ms Fuller.Image

I then attached the 20 images onto two long pieces of reclaimed wood to put into the exhibition FACES and TRACES OF PLACES – they both sold – she typed smugly!!!

Below is a photo from the exhibition the 2 pieces of reclaimed wood are on either side and I projected the Serpentine Dance in the middle, filmed secretly when I was at the Pompidou Centre.  

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Why Loie Rocks …

She toured in a show called “Uncle Celestine,” featured a new version of the skirt dance. The body was transformed by the artfully moving silk. “unique, ethereal, delicious…she emerges from darkness, her airy evolutions now tinted blue and purple and crimson, and again the audience…insists upon seeing her pretty piquant face before they can believe that the lovely apparition is really a woman.”

 

Loie Fuller’s Innovations:

Fuller was an inventor and stage craft innovator who held many patents for stage lighting, including the first chemical mixes for gels and slides and the first use of luminescent salts to create lighting effects. She was also an early innovator in lighting design, and was the first to mix colors and explore new angles. Fuller was well respected in the French scientific community, where she was a close personal friend of Marie Curie and a member of the French Astronomical Society.

  1. Fuller had a school and a company beginning in 1908, where she taught natural movement and improvisational techniques. She did not, however, teach them her lighting and costuming “tricks.”
  2. Fuller was the first expatriot American dancer, and introduced Isadora Duncan to Parisian audiences.