Sunday, 6 December 2015

Alison Erika Forde; There's nothing for you here

Last weekend I headed to Bury Art museum to the opening of a new exhibition there by my bff (and favourite artist) Alison...

There's nothing for you here is a collection of old and new works featuring brown ladies, animals, trees and creatures painted on all manner of things from vintage mirrors, cupboard doors, second hand pictures and pieces of wood!

Even though there is definitely Alison's signature style on everything, each piece is different.
Two of my favourite pieces were new works , A girl of Trinidad, which is a portrait of a lady on a wooden souvenir and Speak no evil, a collection of large side profiles silhouettes painted in a wood effect on cardboard.

The title of the exhibition comes from cult TV show The League of Gentlemen and just like the show itself, Alison's works are a touch of the gross, some sadness and mischievous but always served with humour!

The exhibition runs until 20 February.


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