Sunday, 5 February 2012
BOX GALLERY RETURNS WITH A NEW EXHIBITION OF DRAWINGS BY ANDY FAGAN, DAN KEELING, SIMON RAVEN & DAN WARD. HOUSE MATES. NOW LOCATED AT PRIMARY, A BRAND NEW STUDIO FACILITY IN NOTTINGHAM UK, BOX IS A POP UP GALLERY SPACE MADE OUT OF CARDBOARD. EXCELLENT HAND GROUND COFFEE WILL BE ON OFFER, AND A SIGNED, LIMITED EDITION RUN OF 'HOME WITH A GUARDIAN', A BOOK OF COSMIC DRAWINGS BY MICKEY OFFAL. ALSO, BOX DIRECTOR SIMON RAVEN WILL BE MAKING A PERFORMANCE TITLED 'BULLY MYTH' FOR THE TWELVE HOUR DURATION OF THE OPENING. THERE WILL BE A LOT TO SEE. YOU COULD BE IN THE NEXT SHOW, JUST ASK. EVERYONE IS INVITED.
Sunday, 10 July 2011
'Strangers' is a series of images by Jamie House. Each has been made by opening a camera lens to superimpose images posted on social networking sites. What results are labyrinthine landscapes and abstractions, a haze through which a single eye might peep back.
Saturday, 12 June 2010
Sunday, 6 June 2010
The May 12th BOX show, CASH, was a show in which I didn't invite anyone to exhibit their bank statements, alongside the 'artist statements' which are a requirement on CV's now. Nor did I make a film titled 'No Receipt No Surrender', in which a man in a red headband demands a receipt over and over again, whilst very slowly retreating from camera. Instead I went to some shows which were funded, and which offered free booze and food, and drank and ate as much as I could, and told people who asked what the next BOX show was what I have written here. BOX will continue with tangible exhibitions in June.
Wednesday, 21 April 2010
A closing party/performance as part of LIGHT, the current BOX show, featuring new work by Yelena Popova & Simon Raven.
Because LIGHT opened on a busy night, and because the next BOX do is going to be on May 6th, Yelena & I would like to invite you to a re-match, in which we will make a series of performances on a boxing theme, and give anyone who didn't have a chance to see our show a second opportunity. We'll also be selling a limited edition book (£5) made specially to accompany the work.
Bring a bottle.
Thursday, 25 March 2010
'Home with a Guardian', by Mickey Offal, is the first BOX produced artist's book, made in collaboration with Yelena Popova. Ten pages cover to cover, featuring eight original drawings and an introductory text by Mickey himself. Here's a quote:
I actually made these drawings while at work. I work on the phone as a telemarketer, at- tempting to get people to go join a gym. This work can be very annoying, but I have discovered that drawing while on the phone can really help to keep me calm. Interestingly enough I believe I have done some of my most successful drawings at work. The ones here were done in a note book given to me for use in my job. They are different types of home with a guard- ian. I don’t like to write too much about the visual art I create, because, as much as possible, I like to try and keep it just that: visual. As well as draw, i paint, sculpt and write.
I hope to publish 'Home with a Guardian' (Artist's BOKS No1) in colour on decent paper, but for now check out the above pic for an idea.
Sunday, 21 March 2010
Thursday 15th April 2010, 7-10pm
BOX, Unit 3, The Factory, Dakeyne St, Nottingham.
An exhibition of new work about boxing, collaboration & light, by Nottingham based artists Yelena Popova & Simon Raven.
Shadow boxing, training, weighing in & working out will be melded with studio practice and artistic production, in a new series of performances, paintings, sculptures and video works.
Light refreshments will be served.