Well, it is the day of the PV, 12.10 am 7th July , still time to work a few hours on the animation and dvd, titling of works and getting this blog going. I spent two months thinking about the title of my next exhibition – this, ‘Jazz Geometries’, is the first of a series of exhibitions, exploring relationships between flora/fauna (including human) and jazz music.
Short video clip of set up before PV launch
Over the last two years I have been visiting various jazz bars in Birmingham, including COGS bar, and sketching the musicians and dancing to the live bands. I consequently started a small group activity ‘Sketching to Jazz’ in my studio encouraging participating artists to portray live, moving subjects such as jazz musicians and dancers. I find that creating works whilst the music is playing influences the energy created in the drawing or painting. By the kind support of COGS bar, this has led to creating a pop-up, one-day art exhibition of the musicians that play there. I have provided support for three local artists to exhibit works alongside my own – one of the artists is also a musician and will perform in the event. The day has been structured loosely with activities such as ‘Drink and Draw portrait session’. The end of the night will be energetic dancing to the sounds of ‘COGnitive Jazz Therapy’ musicians – ending in a lively jam session!
‘Jazz Geometries 2 -The Art of the Performer’
All welcome to this one-day, pop-up Art Exhibition and Event from 12 noon ’til late, with exhibition of drawings, paintings and portraits of jazz musicians (showing in second-floor Club Room).
‘COGnitive Jazz Therapy’ musicians will be celebrating and hosting live jazz bands from 8pm til late.
All welcome to join art activity ‘Drink and Draw a portrait’ led by Saranjit Birdi – just bring your pencils and sketch pads. Obviously, there will be room to DANCE n drop foot!