We have been invited to put on our Chip Shop show at the Black Rat Gallery, Rivington St on 10th Feb as part of their annual editions show opening night. They say:
“In Printmaking Today we will be exhibiting prints we have published from our represented artists alongside key works by other artists in the first decade of the 21st century. The show will include works by Peter Blake, Banksy, Tracey Emin, D*face, Damien Hirst, Nick Walker, Grayson Perry, Know Hope, Shepard Fairey and Bridget Riley. In addition to this we have been working on a number of new prints to be released on the preview evening. These include special editions by Matt Small, Swoon, Brian Douglas, Gaston Francisco and Candice Tripp.”
Black Rat represent a lot of urban artists, so we agreed it would be most appropriate to make a menu of words that salute those often unacknowledged graffiti footsoldiers, armed only with a sharpie and thirty seconds to scribble obscenities on the walls of the loo or bus shelter. But this is a family show! So only safe-swears are allowed. So Black Rat punters, please bring a quid and queue up for a ‘cripes’, ‘crikey’, ‘deary me’, ‘bumhats’… and share with us what you say in front of your grandparents or nieces.
Black Rat Projects say invites are sent out via email, but I have no idea how you get an invite.