Saturday, 1 May 2010
Pick Me Up at Somerset House
I had time to pop in and see the Contemporary Graphic Art Fair 'Pick Me Up' this week and it turned out to be a great exhibition containing a wide variety of prints, toys, fanzines and all sorts of other things being created and shown. Including an exclusive piece for the fair created by each of the artists present.
All the work was available to buy and there was something for everyone as you could walk around the working studios such as the London Print Group (who are inviting several carefully picked practitioners to come along and use the studio), and Rob Ryan's paper cutting and press studio.Others present included Le Gun, a film theater from It's Nice That, Nobrow, and Peepshow.
I enjoyed seeing work from Mr Bingo and Claire Scully particularly, along with Jess Wilson, Ville Savimma and Hvass and Hannibal. (see pics)
I kind of lost track of time while I was there as it really is quite an expansive exhibit with the displays being so interesting and varied that you must be able to find something. I really recommend it.