This weekend there was really only one place for me to visit, the new mini exhibition by Malarky in a little art gallery at 117 Commercial Street, close to Spitalfields Market.
I say ‘mini’ because his ‘Deadbeat Summer’ show is housed in the basement of Lomography in a small space which sometimes plays host to smaller exhibitions. The website of whom can be found here.
The shows primary focus was to document the work of prolific street artist Malarky over the summer months of 2012. Indeed as you walk down the stairs into the gallery, the entire wall is covered in photographs all showing the story. For those who don’t know, Malarky’s work can be found all over London with the Shoreditch area being a particular hub although his work pops up all over. One of my previous blogs shows the work he did recently in the Heygate Estate.
There’s other exhibits too, all with Malarky’s trademark characters. There’s some more traditional hanging ‘portraits’ (if thats the right term for them), a coffin and a skateboard as well of some shelves with a whole load of goodies on them. Most interesting though is a beach scene created in one corner showing his creatures in relaxed ‘holiday’ mood. It’s fun, although it would have been nice to have seen more of his actual work and I look forward to the day when he does a full exhibition.
The gallery will be hosting the show until 15th November so there’s plenty of time to get down there. Certinaly worth it if your a fan of the artist and lets face it, round the east end, who isn’t?