An Antidote


A quick trip to the local art gallery (with the clog dancer) to see an excellent Mary Webb exhibition (at the King’s Lynn Art’s Centre), according to the supporting press Mary’s geometric shapes and blocks of flat colour are “an antidote to the extraordinary fast pace and busy imagery with which we are constantly bombarded in contemporary art and the media”. This is plainly nonsense and sufficient reason to run for the cover of safety, that said it’s a exhibition worth seeing.

As well as the Mary Webb exhibition there’s also an excellent (and extensive) collection of contemporary illustrations (including record sleeves, book jackets, magazine articles)  featured in The Best of British Contemporary a show organised by the Association of Illustrators.  Go see it if you can it’s well well worth it  :

17/01/09 – 01/03/09 King’s Lynn Arts Centre                  
07/03/09 – 12/04/09 Central Library, Gateshead             
18/04/09 – 14/06/09 South Hill Park, Bracknell               
27/06/09 – 06/09/09 Harrogate Museum and Arts     

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