Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Penny Pinchers Carpet

The Penny Pinchers Carpet
9 December 2016 - 10 February 2017

Mischievous Artist Follie Gioir, asks us to look at the portable art in our pockets via the humble penny. With a knowing wink to global art market preoccupations of monetary value, via notions of originality, rarity and provenance. The artist continues to explore his obsessions with the grandfather of contemporary art Marcel Duchamp- with this ultimate ready made, the penny. Taking copper as his chosen medium, the installation will colour, bloom, blush and rust exposed to the environment at Elements Gallery London, the city's first permanent space dedicated to outdoor art. Penny Pinchers Carpet curated by Rebecca Feiner is a joint fundraiser for International Rescue UK & Bowel Cancer Research through auction of pennies in February 2017.

Elements Gallery London
26 Lower Clapton Road (at the junction of Urswick Rd)
E5 0PD

Facebook event page.

'Food', 'Clothing' and 'Shelter' oil paintings.
Julie Caves painted a set of 3 pennies for 'Penny Pinchers Carpet' by Follie Gioir
at Rebecca Feiner's Elements Gallery at Lubomirov Angus-Hughes.
(also: 'bread', penny loafers and cash under the mattress.)

'Food', 'Clothing' and 'Shelter' in situ at 'Penny Pinchers Carpet' mounted by Follie Gioir

My photo of Follie Gioir's installation at 'Penny Pinchers Carpet'.

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