Just a taster to encourage you to go. The few images I have chosen simply reflect my search for the “wow factor” and a bias towards the figurative.
Of course what my photos loose is the impact of scale. Large pictures can make a bigger impact – well, sometimes. Organised or curated by Grayson Perry this year – the Central Hall and Gallery 3, reflected his playful, joyful, sardonic and open mood. I thought it made people smile and engage far more than usual.
This collection of old rocks and a red disk welcomes you.
Up the stairs and into the Wohl Central Hall. No title I could find, but surely a Grayson Perry.
A fantastic portrait, larger than life size, of the eminent artist Ken Howard upstaged I thought by Tim Hall.
Reminded me somehow of Goya in a dark mood.
Pretentious Title. Science without Religion is Lame, Religion without Science is Blind. Great pencil drawing and about 6 feet across.
Wonderful room of amazing and weird architectural models
Great rendering in resplendent detail and about 15 feet wide of the Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem.
And a decorated dog to take out for a walk
And the work that seemed to attract more sales than any other I saw -this moody photo.
NB Photos simply treated as another medium.
Running on a 15 minute loop this replicant lovely winked, moved and twisted while fixing the observer with a cold stare.
Memories of the days when a transistor radio with casettes was cutting edge. Here portrayed in cardboard.
Hope you have enjoyed. John Baxter.