Monday, 16 January 2012

Alice Browne/James Ferris, Limoncello Gallery, London

Alice Browne, 'Mammoth' oil on canvas, 2011
Limoncello is a funky East London, Hoxton actually, gallery with a roster of young artists, much of them exploring a loose, painterly abstraction in their work. Just as Alice Browne, who's work reminds me of Mali Morris and Roaul de Keyser, finishes her fascinating show of paintings, a painting show with a difference starts, see below..

James Ferris ’5050′ is comprised of 100 of the artist’s paintings made from 2008-2011. The paintings will be available to purchase by all, and will be sold for the amount of the order in which they are sold. The person first through the door at 6:30pm on the opening night can choose any painting and purchase it for £1, the second person to buy any painting will pay £2, up to the one hundredth person for £100. Upon purchase, the paintings will be deinstalled, titled, paid for, wrapped and taken there and then. 
The order of play:
1) View the work
2) Ask a gallery assistant at the desk to remove your painting*
3) The painting will be titled
4) An invoice and artist certificate will be printed
5) The invoice will be settled by cash or cheque
6) The work will be wrapped and handed to the viewer

*Only one painting per person. Open until Saturday 25th February 2012 at Limoncello Gallery
James Ferris gained his degree, BA in Philosophy/Fine Art from Reading University (2003), his MA Fine Art, Goldsmiths, London (2009). He has a forthcoming solo and group exhibitions include dienstgebaeude, Zurich (2012); ‘My Brother is a Hairy Man’ and George Polke, London (2011); ‘Young British Art’, Limoncello, London (2011); and ‘Let’s Be Civil’, And/Or, London (2011). He was selected for the exhibition at Jerwood Contemporary Arts exhibition in 2010.