Brockley in Bloomberg

Heather writes:

I went to the opening of an art exhibition at Bloomberg SPACE (50 Finsbury Square) and they were featuring work about Brockley by Brockley based artist Richard Parry. The paintings were amazing - huge eye catching yellow and black paintings. Here's what the organisers say:

Bloomberg SPACE is proud to present five landscape paintings by Richard Parry. The exhibition is on view from August 17th -September 16th 2012. Gallery hours are Monday to Saturday from 11am to 6pm.

Incorporating content generated by baby elephants from Kenya, these new works represent radical suburban imagery in line with an expanded to exhibition-making processes. The Elephant Paintings boldly examine outsourced modes of cultural production in addition to Parry´s own personal artistic motives and desires;

Richard Parry: "Sometimes in life you adopt 4 baby elephants from Nairobi to outsource a Bloomberg painting commission to and concentrate on buying a flat in the emerging London suburb of Brockley. I have done both these things and now share the experience in an exhibition called Elephant Paintings." 

Browns of Brockley and a few local residents make it in to the artworks.

25 comments:

mb said...

there are no words to describe how happy i am to finally see works by baby elephants getting the recogintion they deserve.

Brockley Nick said...

You misunderstand. "Elephant" is old Nairobi slang for "Badger". Hence, "Gently Badger".

michael said...

How do you fit 4 baby elephants into a flat in Brockley?

Brockley Nick said...

Two in the front, two in the back.

Anonymous said...

There's more to Brockley than delis.

Brockley Nick said...

No. There is nothing else except delis. That's it. That's all there ever has been or ever will be.

Anonymous said...

Can't tell if joking.

mb said...

I want to give rich a big hug for the chutzpah alone. Satire is dead, long live something or other.

mb said...

I want to give rich a big hug for the chutzpah alone. Satire is dead, long live something or other.

Anonymous said...

welcome to brockley richard!

Anonymous said...

and the elephants...

AliKati said...

Badgers, foxes and elephants! Brockley's equal opportunity to animals...

Peter the Hermit said...

First come the animals then the fare, so was written by the ancients before their land was settled by the hordes of the Home County steppes together their leader Nick of Brockey (nee Guildford) and his 17 bastard sons.

Anonymous said...

Incorporating content generated by baby elephants from Kenya, these new works represent radical suburban imagery in line with an expanded to exhibition-making processes. The Elephant Paintings boldly examine outsourced modes of cultural production in addition to Parry´s own personal artistic motives and desires;

Can somebody explain what this apparently meaningless collection of words actually means in standard, un-pretentious English? Or is it yet another example of the Emperor's new clothes?

Anonymous said...

It does trigger ones bullshit-I-meter somewhat doesn't it?

kolp said...
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Lep Recorn said...

Ano 21:08

Probably used a context free grammar generator:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-19266516

Mb said...

I'm fairly sure tounge was firmly in cheek when he said that, which makes me like him all the more. Or its a double bluff, he's wants us to think he's gently laughing at his client but not really. BUT ACTUALLY HE IS!

Devestating. Hope the elephants got lots of elephant treats.

kolp said...

Delete songs

Delete, delete! by Blondie

Please delete let me go! by Engelbert Humperdink

Oh my Deleter: Tom Jones

Westsider said...

Kolp you are really embarassing yourself. Please stop. You are acting like a child.

Anonymous said...

Anon: "content generated by baby elephants" is probably elephant poo. If so, it's been done before however, it has probably not been regarded as representative of Brockley before. Which makes it Art!

Tamsin said...

Can elephants vomit? Horses can't.

I do rather agree with the earlier Emperor's new clothes remark. The black, white and yellow is not even a pleasing colour combination to live with on your corporate walls.

I might be maligning the artist - maybe at art school he was top of the life drawing class - but at least Turner and Picasso learned their craft before going all experimental.

Kolp said...
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Brockley Nick said...

@Kolp - as ever, if you have any concerns or questions about the way the site is being moderated, please email me and I will be happy to discuss. Otherwise, please respect the fact that I am trying to run a site which balances open debate with civilised discourse and do not keep trying to post the same message over and over.

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