Thursday, 20 June 2013

Every Day it's the Same

Sophie Herxheimer's Cardboard Paintings

Our window display is currently bedecked in a glorious sunshine yellow in recognition of the long hot summer ahead of us. Artist and poet Sophie Herxheimer has installed a collection of black, white and yellow paintings constructed out of corrugated cardboard shapes. Some of them are vessels for her poems, whilst others speak just with images. They have a fairy tale quality, menacing and comforting in the same breath. Giant crows, wolves and witches loom alongside tea pots, flowers and loyal dogs. 
The paintings continue in the tradition of her book Hurricane Butter that we reviewed a few months back. We have restocked this book as well as launching her new mini-publication Ghost Hotel, an elegy to three of Herxheimer's poetical heroes Anna Akhmatova, Elizabeth Bishop, and Rosemary Tonks.

Popovic's display

Please pay us a visit before the show closes on the 27th June and whilst you're here take a look at the 'little sister' exhibition, Lara Popovic's cabinet of curiosities - fellow Artist/Poet Popovic has taken over our glass display cabinet and filled it with a cornucopia of detritus. Little wooden boxes, wallets and even a shell have all become the homes to poems and drawings on the subject of love.

Everything on display is available to own. As well as the cardboard paintings, we have some original drawings on paper by Herxheimer at £120 each. Ghost Hotel is a risograph concertina in an edition of 50 and costs £5.

1 comment:

  1. who could not love dear Sophie and all her works