Marlboro Lights

10.11.2011 | Art , Blog | BY:

Since its introduction in 1955 the Marlboro flip-top cigarette box has been appropriated by logos and advertising. Similarly CDs, books and magazines have provided us with a whole host of iconic imagery with which we have forged our cultural identities. But in an increasingly digitalised age, where kindles and iPads have overtaken the broad industry that is print media, how will the individual define him or herself?

The new show at Shoreditch’s PayneShurvell gallery, entitled Your Garden is Looking a Mess Could You Please Tidy it Up, begs some rather pertinent questions.

Taking the Marlboro flip-top cigarette box as a springboard, a number of big name artists and recent graduates explore the questions surrounding print versus digital, mass communication and its visual media. Curated by artist Andrew Curtis, the artists exhibiting include: Peter Blake (the proceeds of whose work will be donated to the charity Kids Company), Sian Pile, Rupert Ackroyd, Dick Jewell, Gerard Hemsworth, Sarah Hardacre, Dermot O’Brien and Bruce McLean.

Until 17th December 2011 at PayneShurvell, 16 Hewett Street, London EC2A 3NN

Gerard Hemsworth, Suburban Garden, Inkjet print, 2009


Sarah Hardacre, Those little bits of soot you can’t sweep up, Unique collage, 2011

(Top) Peter Blake, Your Garden is Looking a Mess Could You Please Tidy it Up, Unique screenprint, 2011

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Twin Issue I

01.11.2009 | Blog , Twin Book | BY:

Issue one of this hard back bi-annual features a poetry portfolio curated by the first female poet laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, Miranda July’s imaginings on a female future, and photography by Todd Selby, Boo George and Garance Doré.

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