Sunday, 22 March 2009

Tara McPherson & ATP

Ok so me, james, andy and gemma go ourselves tickets to go to ATP this summer! For those of you who don't know ATP (All Tomorrow Parties) is a festival that is held in cornwall - and more specifically in the Butlins there. The whole Butlins is taken over by the festival so i guess its pretty much the opposite of what Butlins is like the rest of the year round? We are pretty much kids are christmas right now as we are going to get to see The Breeders, The Bronx, Wire, Deerhunter, Melt Banana, Bon Iver and a whole bunch of others, as well as getting to go like horse riding or and do archery and eat fish and chips, which is pretty good, although i am terrified of horses and i've stopped eating fish. I would like to shoot stuff with a bow and arrow though. Ok whatever i'm rambling now so ill get to the point:

The festival is also going to be hosting an art exhibition of the delightful Tara McPherson. I Don't know if its common knowledge or not but i really love Lowbrow art and Juxtapoz magazine and people like Robert Williams, Frank Kozik, Tim Biskup, Coop, David Choe and Art Chantry are artists and designers who i have tremendous respect for, so getting to see a show of Tara McPherson's is a real treat.

On McPherson's work:
"Tara McPherson is an artist based out of New York City. Creating art about people and their odd ways, her characters seem to exude an idealized innocence with a glimpse of hard earned wisdom in their eyes. Recalling many issues from childhood and good old life experience, she creates images that are thought provoking and seductive. People and their relationships are a central theme throughout her work."

The images at the top of this overly long and excitable post are taken from McPherson's website which can be viewed right HERE

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