Not desk from me this week as I have been away, but hopefully Julia won't mind that I have linked up to my latest post about the Grayson Perry exhibition as it covers weaving, appliqué and many other mediums.
Whilst we were in London recently we went to the Serpentine Gallery for the free Grayson Perry exhibition titled "The most Popular Art Exhibition Ever".
There was a collection ceramics, digital tapestry, mixed media and much more.
As I live in Bristol I particularly like this little "Banksy" rat hidden at the base of one of his large ceramic pots.
The exhibition was very political and fitting considering everything that is going on at the moment in our politics in the UK and USA.
His ceramic pots are quite large and have so much imagery on them that we were all slowly walking round them so we could see each and every piece.
His digital tapestry's were very cutting edge and each had a statement
from the decline of the working class
to a modern take on the battle of Britain.
Some pieces (this was called "Our Mother") stopped you in your tracks as you took in everything and stood in silence as you considered the message
Other pieces took a while to read through each of the statement. My favourite was this red tapestry mapping out everything that is wrong with the modern cities and the segregation of society and class between the 'have' and 'have not'.
He also had some appliqué pieces
As well as his bicycle (and motorbike, not pictured as I had seen it at a previous exhibition)
as well as several assemblage pieces
and even a skateboard deck!
A great exhibition and a nice companion piece to the Chris Ofili hand woven tapestry exhibition we also visited during our stay (on my previous blog post).