John Latham & Austin Spare
Has anyone been to view the new exhibition at Flat Time House - "a unique exhibition of work by two artistic visionaries of South London whose art embodied their attempts to connect with the universal."
Apparently the exhibition opened yesterday and runs to 30th October.
Flat Time House
210 Bellenden Road
I was at the 'Private View' this evening. It's a very small number of pictures - some by Latham, others by Spare - arranged in a small space. There are a couple of Spare sketchbooks in a glass cabinet, though it's a pity that the sketchbooks were presented closed rather than open at a double-page display.
The organisers have borrowed 'Theurgy' from the South London Gallery for the exhibition, and that alone would make it a worthwhile visit.
It's a rather odd combination of artists to feature in the same show. I doubt whether the combination is likely to offer insights into the work of either, but I may well go and have a look this month.
I dunno, when I was looking around Flat Time House a couple of years ago I was put in mind of Austin Spare. Can't remember why though, think it was more to do with what they wrote than what they drew / sculpted / etc.
It doesn't seem to have had much publicity, but I heard this afternoon that there's a talk on Spare by Phil Baker at the Flat Time House, this Friday (the 28th) at 7pm. Anyone wishing to attend needs to book a place in advance via the Flat Time House website as places are limited.
Speaking of Spare, I'm surprised that the new Spare book by Robert Ansell hasn't been announced here yet. I received and email from JD Holmes last week and pre-ordered the book "THE EXHIBITION CATALOGUES OF AUSTIN OSMAN SPARE".
I don't usually announce books on Lashtal, but an email will be going out to all Fulgur subscribers tomorrow.
JD jumped the gun a bit, but then he's just so keen... 😀