Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Magda Archer: Crazy Mad

So I just treated me sen to a trip down to the Cornerhouse to see the Magda Archer Crazy Mad exhibition.
I was already quite excited from the sneak peeks I had seen, but you need to see it up close and personal!

I headed to town and got a call off my pal Nickie asking what I was up to, I said going to an exhibition, come on down, so we met up and brave the stuffy Cornerhouse in this stupid heat.

We we greeted by what can only be described as my idea of heaven, a complete comfort zone, a room full of stuff, visual stimuli to blow your mind. A room, made out as a replica of her studio.
There's probably two kinds of people in this world, those who don't bother with possessions that much and have very minimal homes and those that think every space needs to be filled, no matter how big or small. I am the latter. So imagine my delight when I enter a room that has more tat* than mine!

I've been telling people for years that it isn't clutter what I have, it's art, PROOF!

So after we ohhhed and awwwed at all the brightly coloured, mostly plastic amazing things, we opened the secret door to be greeted by a collection of paintings, and what can only be described as the world's best lamp collection (featuring light up bambis, shrooms, cats and more).

Not to dismiss the paintings. The paintings are equally as amazing, with the saccharine colour palette and nostalgic imagery mixed with popular culture (some of my favourite things there) I dare anyone not to smile at the sight of these works.

As I always say, I don't want to ruin it too much for anyone going to see it, plus I'm not the best at 'reviewing' stuff.

But I urge everyone to take it look, it runs until early August.

*all the amazing ornaments a lot of people think is rubbish, from plastic toys to snowglobes to adorable animal ceramics!

1 comment:

Colouring Outside The Lines said...

***Thank you so much for writing about this*** Sometimes Manchester-based stuff is totally not on my radar (like not knowing about this), I'm now very much hoping to get my ass there in time before the show closes. Thank you xox