..time passes, listen, time passes… and so it does, just as Dylan Thomas said. Can a month go by that quickly? Have I really just spent the weekend taking the exhibition down and already planning the next one?
The paintings have gone into their sheets like Ms Havishams dining room and the photographs languish in their bubble wrap.
Among the sales Phillipa Gedge stormed the show and sold 4 of her ‘Girl in the Café’ which was taken in Shoreditch, as did DIXSY our resident polemicist selling 2 ‘Sucking Bankers’, a brilliant play on words.
It’s no surprise Jess Douglas’ London Pub sold too considering the extraordinary coincidence that the illustration is of the pub across the road from the Tramshed!
Maybe it’s too simplistic to say the work that most of the work that sold was quite referential to London or had an urban, gritty vibe. It was a surprise to us that few landscapes sold. Having said that we have experienced a spike in interest in the website as a whole and have taken orders for artwork from the site, which is half the aim with these events, show the general public what the ‘product’ of printing photography on aluminium is and persuade them to buy artwork online as well as at the physical exhibitions, with Michelle having a commission request for her cameras through the commissions page on the Gallery site. I have found that people need time to digest and think about what they want and come back a little while later.
We are waiting for payment and collection of artwork and possible leads with commercial interest and will process the commissions as soon as we have collated all the information and printed and sent out orders to clients.
In the meantime I’ve spent a couple of days in Bristol with some friends and curators with a view to holding the ALBION exhibition in May, it’s a short lead time for an exhibition but I will try my best to make it happen. So hold onto those unsold pieces and I’ll be in touch soon!