During this week you can see some interesting bits of longer projects made in London. Take care and best wishes, Richard x
1. I'm Going 2 Spain
2. Planning Committee C Live!
3. Paintings: 2009-2022
4. Live! From the Berlin Wall
1) I'M GOING 2 SPAIN
Thanks for visiting my exhibition I'M GOING 2 SPAIN this summer in Mallorca, and spreading the word, and buying it, if you did.
You can still view it, for a little while longer, in Magaluf if you go there.
"Parry's paintings fix us in our place" - Art Monthly.
2) PLANNING COMMITTEE C LIVE!
Planning Committee C will meet to proclaim the future of Lewisham Way Youth and Community Centre, on Thursday 24th February from 7.30pm.
Witness (likely) a terminal phase of structural racism ONLINE or in person: COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CIVIC SUITE, LEWISHAM TOWN HALL, CATFORD, SE6 4RU.
For over 45 years, 138 Lewisham Way was a place of refuge and joy for young black people during the 1970s and beyond. A retrospective planning application has been submitted to change the centre to commercial business use (a media company HQ).
To clarify - I wrote a kind of objection statement last year. It's like a post-institutional attempt at a Forensic Architecture routine. Clare Cowan added to the work in a very focused fashion in a very good way with Brockley Conservation Socety, a cool example of what direct observation and a community-centered practices might look like, without art.
3) PAINTINGS: 2009-2022
To try and promote my painting practice I will be exhibiting some old works with M. Smid (LEECH), having painted the same thing, in the same studio, in the same city, in the same body, at all different times, all of which were weird.
I don't know what a retrospective is really but I think you go into a room and look at something.
Friday 25th February from 7.30pm - then by appointment.
LEECH (OFF ROLLINS STREET)
LONDON, SE15 1EP
4) LIVE FROM THE BERLIN WALL
In this Field Recording CD ROM, I talk to person Daniel Neofetou about my OBEY paintings, a series after Shepard Fairey, major figure of the contemporary Street Art movement.
During our conversation we discuss state art, imagining peace, gentrifications and freedom.
Contains a short text and some JPEGS from the LEECH show too.