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The Artistic Sensibility

May 29, 2012

The artistic sensibility: artists open

house in Brighton

Posted on May 29, 2012

by Giulio Sica of The Guardian

 

I’ve been spending some time visiting Brighton recently and, aside from the deep connection I feel at being so close to the sea, I am also struck by the general atmosphere of bohemian life that parts of the city (such as the popular North Laine area) still evoke, despite the continuing urbanisation and gentrification of the city.I was reminded of this when I was invited to one of the Brighton festival’s artists open house events, where artists temporarily turn their houses into galleries, to exhibit their work and those of fellow artists. This takes art out of the galleries and has the effect, both of separating art from the sterile atmosphere of many of today’s corporate-sponsored exhibition spaces and giving artists a chance to bring their work closer to the people without the financial overheads associated with larger urban events.The curator (home owner) of this particular exhibition was Penelope Oakley, who exhibited her own paintings alongside paintings, photographs, handmade clothes and clothing accessories, jewellery and assorted creations from a variety of artists......to read more follow this link

http://giuliosica.wordpress.com/2012/05/29/the-artistic-sensibility-artists-open-house-in-brighton/

 

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