Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Ziggy Stardust painted portrait by David Gough

So Ziggy is forty,hard to believe for anyone who was there when the Starman first played guitar.

I would have only been five years-too young to have a 'lectric eye, pick him up on channel two, between a wave of phase, but in another five his creators message and music would become all encompassing. 

It's been pretty much that way ever since. Of course, Low is and shall always be my album of choice, but it does no harm to recall the wild mutation that came before. Love on ya.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Manson Show at Hyaena gallery in October.

Further to my previous post, I am delighted to reveal that I shall be showing my Manson/Tate themed works at the wonderful Hyaena gallery from October 1st, until October 31st, with an opening on the 6th. 

Which means that between now and then, I'll be firmly ensconced in my continuing research as well as realizing the pieces for the show. 

Part of the reason that my sister blog-one hundred and fifty Cielo drive-has been on hiatus is because I'll be revisiting my Liverpool hometown in July, which will take me to some places of interest-Hitlers presumed haunts, architectural sites, as well as the obligatory Lennon routes. At this stage, I'm not sure if the showcase will include just the paintings, or my research notes and journals, but I do foresee a possible book to tie it all together at a later date.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Emma Gough Ritual Exhibit Opening Night

Further to my post regarding my daughters Graduate showing at the Williamson Gallery, I am delighted to share a small selection of the first photographs from Emma's opening Night. 

The show runs until the 17th of June,The Williamson art gallery, Slatey road, Birkenhead, CH43 4U. 

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Ghost of Medusa at Haeyna

This painting is from 2010,a metaphorical Fin de si├Ęcle for everything I'd done up until that point, and I debuted it once at my featured show at Alternative Cafe that same year. 

Which is why I am delighted to announce that it will be part of the ongoing collection at L.A's Hyaena Gallery-fast becoming one of my favorite venues in the city, showcasing as it does the work of some stellar contemporaries and an etching by one Albrecht Durer.

I am honored to be in such company.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Kurt Vonnegut-new painted portrait by David Gough

"All time is all time. It does not change. It does not lend itself to warnings or explanations. It simply is. Take it moment by moment, and you will find that we are all, as I've said before, bugs in amber."


Continuing duties on the new series-set as it is as a sort of Pilgrims Progress in none linear time and space-I was reminded of of one of my favorite books Slaughterhouse-Five, and was motivated to paint this portrait of Kurt in a couple of hours the other day.  

After the meticulousness of working in graphite the past month, the rawness of oil was refreshing.

And so it goes.

Ritual-a series by Emma Gough

My  daughter Emma has been busy these past several months, the seeds of which are now baring fruit at her graduate degree show at the Williamson gallery in England, which opened June 2nd. 

The series is called Ritual, which Emma describes as " based on the process of applying make-up, and lying to ourselves. The idea of being cosmetically appealing but being portrayed in exposing and somewhat distorted and uncomfortable ways."

Quite rightly, her hard work has garnered some lovely press in the local paper-

  I'd chew my right arm off to be there, but UK locals can catch the exhibit which runs at the Williamson Art gallery until June 17th.

The Williamson art gallery
Slatey road
CH43 4UE