I am pleased to announce a second screening for both ‘The Last of Letchworth’ and ‘Panic Attack’ short films at the finale of the Video Art Film Club at the Leyden Gallery in London on November 17th. These two films will be shown alongside a number of other experimental short films.
Video Art Film Club #3.
Screening of films start from 7pm until 10pm and are on a loop.
I will be taking part in a group show called ‘Unity Muse’ at the Community Museum in Letchworth Garden City in October. I am putting together a small video installation for the show. I will be adding work in progress shots to my Instagram account, please do take a look:
The exhibition has been devised by members of ‘Meet|Critique’, a group of practicing artists that meet once a month at the Broadway Gallery in Letchworth and will feature a range of media including photography, video, sculpture and painting.
The exhibition will feature work by Callum Abbott, Kasia Burke, Liz Harrington, Louise Lahive, Adrian Marden, Rhiannon Moxham, Sean Pearce, Max Plathan, Katherine Roberts, Venice Shone, Chantelle Stevenson, John Vincent and Sian Wilson.
Address: Community Museum, 12-14 The Arcade, Letchworth SG6 3ES
Dates: Sat 6th Oct to Sun 14th October 10.00am-4.30pm. (Closed:Monday 8th Oct.)
I am pleased to announce another screening of my short film ‘The Last of Letchworth’. It will be shown alongside a number of other experimental short films at the very first Video Art Film Club hosted by the Leyden Gallery in London.
Originally exhibited as part of the ‘Alternative Letchworth’ exhibition at the Broadway Gallery in Letchworth, the film is based on the activities of early residents of the Garden City.
Although not currently available online, more detailed information about the film can be found in this previous post: ‘The Last of Letchworth’
Event details and ticket information can be found here:
I have updated a section on my online portfolio which adds more details about my Digital Art practice (which runs alongside my more trad oil painting one).
The concerns and subjects differ from the oil painting. The recent additions are mostly re-worked earlier digital images. As my technical abilities with digital painting have improved dramatically (as has the software I use) I have been able to add meaningful changes to the series that subverts the Pre-Raphaelite paintings of the Victorian era by adding contemporary twists and scenarios – with a touch of sci-fi.
There is also a selection of Photo-Based Artworks, largely from the Dystopian Vision series.
A new, separate ‘About’ section adds further information including the terms I am using to describe the work and some details about the process.
The Pop-Up exhibition at The Cloisters opens on Sunday 24th at 2pm until 7pm. I am very excited to be exhibiting paintings alongside a variety of other artists’ work, which includes video, music and performance. In this post, I will briefly discuss some of the ideas behind my paintings at the exhibition.
The paintings I will be showing are night time street scenes rendered in oil. The concepts behind this series are still very much under development, but one aspect I have been pursuing is the ‘snapshot’ which is emphasised by the quick handling of paint, that momentarily fixes on a detail – a quality of memory.
On the subject of memory, the content of the paintings makes reference to places that are both familiar (to me) and have changed only subtly over the years as if the past still haunts the present. The use of personal, geographically specific memories dating from early childhood in the late 1970s onward informs some of the location decisions of the paintings. Similarly to previous work, the images are a more focused exploration of the country I have grown up in. I have made use of my home town of Letchworth as a backdrop and starting point – this prototype Garden City has been used as an influential design for many parts of the country. The new series explores the nocturnal streets investigating some of the physical qualities such as the transition from monochromatic Sodium light to LED artificial moon lit streets to extracting and referencing the atmosphere, fears and ironies of this post-industrial, post-empire, post-modern England.
Further references and ideas behind the above painting, ‘Path’ , are in a previous post. I have since modified and renamed the painting as the series has developed but most of the information is still relevant. Here is the link: http://www.johnvincent.co.uk/wordpress/?p=1422
For the second year running, I will taking part in a group Pop Up Art Exhibition at The Cloisters in Letchworth Garden City.
Last year I showed video work relating to the previous ‘Alternative Letchworth’ exhibition, this year I will be showing my most recent series of paintings – night time images of the Garden City and surrounds – alongside other artists work which will include painting, sculpture, performance and video work.
The Cloisters is a visually impressive building (inside and out) with a fascinating history. It is located on Barrington Rd in Letchworth, a short walk from the town centre.
I am finishing off two other works in preparation for the show at my new studio in Letchworth. ‘Eastcheap Studios’ opened earlier last month and is a creative base for a group of locally situated contemporary artists producing some very exciting new works.
HOW TO GET THERE
Letchworth can be reached from Cambridge or London (via either Kings Cross or St Pancras) by train, or off Junction 9 on the A1(M) by car.
The Cloisters, Barrington Rd, Letchworth Garden City, SG6 3TH
See the above poster (designed by Callum Abbot) for further details.