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Wednesday 29 June 2011

Chewy Cosmos thingly time

An exhibition by Andy Holden.
Curated by Dan Cox.
This week I took myself of to my local art gallery, Kettles yard in Cambridge. The artist on show was Andy Holden. The show starts before you enter the gallery with a piece of music he composed entirely from sounds recorded in sea side amusement arcades. It made for interesting listening.

The show was inspirational, it was great to see a range of media and ideas under one roof. First you enter Holden's world with a video of his amazing Boulder and to the left glass cases filled with beautiful , deliciously knitted fruit representing the arcade ' grabber ' ! Great fun.

As you walk around following the unusual plasticine smell , his work becomes more thought provoking and sad. Bookshelves filled with books belonging to his friend Dan Cox, the curator of this show who was sadly killed in February.

I particularly loved the wobbly eyes in space and bowls hanging made from gramophone records. Watch out for Charlie Brown, he pops up everywhere.
A show definitely worth a look.

For more information visit the Kettle's Yard website

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