PAINTINGS, MUSIC & THINGS: Moore ⁂ Plum at Vout-O-Reenee's
By Marie-Louise Plum, Apr 1 2018 07:48PM
MOORE ⁂ PLUM AT VOUT-O-REENEE'S
MARIE-LOUISE PLUM (painter of uncanny folk-tinged Magic Realism) & JOHN MOORE (erotic portraits in a classic style) invite you to view their PAINTINGS, and receive a dose of sweet rock MUSIC.
30 Prescot Street
Opening Night, Friday 6th April: From 6pm Meet the artists, discuss the work. Live music and good cheer for the surrealistically distinguished.
Exhibition continues: April 6th – 21st
Opening times: Mon-Sat, 5 -10:30pm
Marie-Louise Plum and John Moore immerse you in painted dream worlds, fantasy realms and erotic portraiture.
John Moore and his band perform songs from the "✩✩✩✩ literary pop gem" (The Times) album, Knickerbocker Glory, on 14th April. Advance tickets £10 plus booking fee, doors 7pm, showtime 9pm. Tickets also available on the door.
Exhibition runs from Friday 6th until Saturday 21st April.
Vout-O-Reenee's is a club for the surrealistically distinguished. Non-members are welcome to view the exhibition, attend the opening night and gig. Tickets for the the gig are £10 plus booking fee, available here.
Marie-Louise Plum is a multidisciplinary self-taught artist who draws, paints, prints, collages and collects.
Her particular interests are preservation, memory, mortality, sense of self, and identity, following themes of social
alienation, sexual ambiguity and subversion of the 'common sense'.
A large part of Plum's art practice is searching, scavenging and regenerating that which is lost or forgotten, be it
objects or ideas. Her obsession with keepsakes extends to all manner of ephemera, which have featured heavily in her earlier collections of work.
A recent exhibition at Bob & Roberta Smith's CCCA in Coventry - a live painting and audio experience, 'Suburban English Magick' - was the catalyst for her new series of paintings that capture the voyeuristic sense of peering into worlds and peoples unknown.
Consciousness, linear time, and existence are subjects that Plum repeatedly turns to, searching for evidence to explain why we exist, and where we are going. Symbolism and references to self-protective ritual are often depicted in her paintings.
Marie-Louise Plum will be exhibiting new paintings, as well as selected art objects from earlier collections.
An artist in the truest sense - driven by his passions - John Moore is a musician, painter, writer and former importer of Absinthe.
His oil paintings depict subjects who demand attention, imploring the viewer to engage with their questioning gaze. A lover of timeless, classic erotic portraiture, following in the tradition of Modigliani, De Goya and Cezanne, Moore aims to capture atmospheric nudes in states of ethereal being.
Combining composition styles of old with new approaches, he presents his muses in such a way to carry us off into the magical unknowing.
John Moore has just released the highly acclaimed album Knickerbocker Glory, garnering rave reviews around the world, described by The Times as ‘A literary pop gem’. In addition to exhibiting paintings, he will be performing songs from the album, with his band, Saturday April 14th, as well as playing acoustic dates, the first of which will be on the exhibition opening night, Friday April 6th.
Described by Mojo Magazine as “A bruised eremitic, Withnalian Rattlesnake on downers. Makes Lou Reed sound like a bricklayer.”
Live Music, Saturday 14th April: John Moore and band, playing songs from his new album Knickerbocker Glory. Doors 7pm. Showtime 9pm. Club closes at 2am. Tickets £10.