I promised that I would report back with reviews and so forth – and here I am with an update.
I went up to London yesterday to de-install the show. It was a slightly sad moment, but there has been so much incredibly good news.
Feedback has been wonderful. The first review of Frightening Albert was on Spoonfed, written by Kate Weir. I’ll let it speak for itself, but suffice to say I’m very happy! The second review, written by Anna McNay, is on roves and roams, and again I couldn’t be happier.
I was interviewed for Jotta by Francesca Brooks at WW Gallery. The link is here. This was a first for me!
Response to the show was so positive that the gallery decided to extend the exhibition by an extra week. During this week Paul Hobson, Director of the Contemporary Art Society visited, and subsequently selected Frightening Albert as his favourite exhibition of the week. This has placed the exhibition in some seriously good company, and is a real coup both for me and for the gallery. As a result a number of CAS members visited the exhibition in the last few days.
From time to time I had felt like I was taking an enormous gamble – I had kept the ever-growing body of work under wraps for such a long time, and I had no idea how it was going to be received. The gallery in particular had put an awful lot of faith in me – after all, they had selected my show as the inaugural exhibition to mark the launch of their new premises! No pressure!
Although I was confident in the work – I had a very clear vision – there were more than a few of ‘those’ moments. If feedback is any kind of indicator I think it is safe to say that the gamble paid off. Now it’s down to what comes next…