Thursday, 25 March 2010

'Home with a Guardian'

'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.

BOOM pics (Candice Jacobs)

BROWNIE pics (Shiri Lee Webb)