Tag Archives: Pendery Weekes

Editorial

What if we all spoke our minds? What would happen if writers of art criticism took off their horse blinds and wrote what they really thought? What would the art world be like today? Would we be any closer to discovering truths? Digging down to see what is there in front of us is what the writers of the New …

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Fashionably Unborn

Cartier, Buccellati (Timeless Art), Tiffany & Co and Bulgari should be on the lookout for the work of Baby Bee Hummingbirds with their jewellery that is taking the market by surprise. People who have ever wondered what to do with their leftover IVF embryos in storage and can’t use them, don’t want to keep on paying the hefty storage fees …

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Tony Shiels, the Movie

The exhibit was on Tony Shiels, considered one of the third generation St Ives’ artists, but what totally surprised me was the video, Making Marks, by Ben MacGregor that was used to support the show. It did much more than that; it stole the show! I wasn’t prepared to be enchanted by a video about an artist, so different from …

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Writers Groups – Cornwall

It may look like a tranquil group of women ready to take on a sewing project for the autumn, but instead it was the New Art Examiner’s monthly writing meeting held in Penzance. Though only 8 this time, writers came from Cornwall, the Seychelles and the US. Topics included land art/environmental art, Ayn Rand, the Lost Library Book, Robert Borlase …

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Dressing for that Final Journey

Have you ever wondered what you would wear on your last final journey? Though this is fashion at the extreme end, for this important moment nothing should be left out, nor any detail overlooked. Prepare your outfit or others will do it for you, perhaps leaving you slightly unsatisfied, to say the least. As the old joke goes, “Is he …

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An Outsider’s Precision

Jon Knott, a connoisseur of stones, creates his own mystique, as he’s homeless and lives in a tent in an undisclosed area in the Cornish countryside. This calm, gentle-spoken man has a unique view of the world from his living quarters, which is reflected in his artwork. Rain or shine, though it is very often rain in Cornwall, he meticulously …

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Letters Volume 33.no.1 September / October 2018

The Joy Of Painting John, After reading your brilliant article (the title was my starting point, as one who appreciates joy), I became curious to know more about Darby Bannard and discovered that a new exhibition of his work will be held at Berry Campbell in New York from November 15 – December 21, 2018. Without your article I wouldn’t …

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Paradise Lost – The Artist’s Studio

Entering an abandoned artist’s studio in Southwest Cornwall was about as magical and mysterious as it gets. I have visited many artist’s studios, but nothing can compare to the unique experience I had there. The studio wasn’t eccentric or showy; no crowds hanging around hoping for a glimpse of the artist like it was above Dali’s studio in the 70s …

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Monet’s Tanks or the Beauty of Warfare

The above photo is of the NATO Saber Strike exercises in Poland that took place from May to June 2017. Taking away the tanks it could appear to be a painting by Claude Monet; however, the tanks are there, though camouflaged with foliage in a field of flowers. The blue flowers and green grass and undergrowth in the foreground are …

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Camille Paglia’s Glittering Images

At a first glance Glittering Images, starting from Egyptian art, going on through the centuries with major focus on twentieth century art and George Lucas’ Star War’s appears to be a useful introduction and overview to art history for first year university students. The book is printed on high quality art paper in an elegant and readable typeface. It would …

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Tim Shaw and the Side of Life I Don’t Want to See

Tim Shaw, “What Remains” at The Exchange Gallery, Penzance (10 Feb-12 May 2018) I was left shell-shocked, speechless for a few minutes; I felt blocked. This was the powerful and unexpected effect that Tim Shaw’s exhibition had on me at The Exchange in Penzance. No evading reality here, no joy or soothing landscapes. What a sharp contrast to what usually …

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The Shop Window Renaissance

How is it that the Italian shop windows are amongst the most beautiful in the world? A less important aspect of the shopping experience in some countries, in Italy window design is an essential element of the merchandising package, just like the wrappings of a present or the bag that is used to carry away purchases, even for small shops. …

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Volume 32 no 4 March / April 2018

Dreams Denied,Defied and now Defined – striving for fame by European editor Daniel Nanavati Interview with Jo Clarke about curating in St Ives in the past 20 years, with Derek Guthrie Sol LeWitt Demystified by Toronto editor Miklos Legrady Jane Addams Allen on Georgia O’Keeffe in 1986 Carol Levin’s Battleground Horse by Carol M Dupré Plagiarism in the world of …

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Art Extravaganza

THE ACORN Theatre in Penzance recently hosted arts magazine the New Art Examiner’s Art Extravaganza. A satirical piece of theatre and overt, hard hitting protest on the culture of art politics and its corrupt influence on the Cornwall art scene, particularly in Newlyn, Penzance and St Ives. The Acorn Theatre being once a Methodist Church but now slightly converted into …

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