Get a personalised letter from Santa

Plastic bags are all the rage at Kilburn exhibition

PUBLISHED: 11:02 12 January 2007 | UPDATED: 10:30 07 September 2010

THE plastic carrier bags that are the inevitable aftermath of Christmas present buying and visits to the January sales are manna from heaven for Roger Woodiwiss. His ever-expanding collection of bags – amassed on trips to Tokyo and New York as well as his

THE plastic carrier bags that are the inevitable aftermath of Christmas present buying and visits to the January sales are manna from heaven for Roger Woodiwiss.

His ever-expanding collection of bags - amassed on trips to Tokyo and New York as well as his local Tesco's - is the source material for his Retail Therapy series of paintings at the Tricycle Gallery in Kilburn.

The bags are dismembered and cut and pasted into collages, then he makes paintings based on these compositions. In doing so, he keeps aspects of modern art in mind - Cubist papier collé, Matisse paper cut-outs, geometric abstraction and pop art.

Woodiwiss says: "In my work I like to 'turn' imagery from one situation to another, usually painting, to make something unique and permanent from the commonplace, multiple and ephemeral."

Showing alongside him in Random Harvest are two artists with whom there is only the most tenuous of connections - hence the exhibition's title. David Bond shows paintings from his Random Art Generator series, in which the subjects are chosen through an automated process that selects by chance from a list of 3,000 items. Peter Wylie paints from photographs, often taken in East End streets, and includes scraps of overhead conversations.

The selection process at the Tricycle Gallery has caused disquiet among local artists who feel galled by rejection in view of some work chosen and that the gallery could better serve the community.

Perhaps this is now to be redressed as the gallery has advertised for submissions from professional artists who represent the diverse cultural nature of Brent and says it particularly welcomes residents of the borough as well as recent graduates and emerging artists.

Application forms for Tricycle Open 2007, which must be returned by post by February 1, can be obtained by email from open2007@tricycle.co.uk and in person from the box office at 269 Kilburn High Road, NW6. See also www.tricycle.co.uk.

Random Harvest continues until January 27. Open Monday-Saturday 10am-10pm and Sunday 3pm-9pm.

Latest Hampstead & Highgate Stories

Yesterday, 18:09

Mark McCall called his depleted Saracens squad “amazing” after they fought back to beat Sale Sharks 31-25 and maintain their unbeaten start to the Gallagher Premiership season.

Yesterday, 15:44

Gallagher Premiership: Saracens 31 Sale Sharks 25

I live in the north west of London in the United Kingdom. Like the rest of the country, I have been looking on in bewilderment at the Brexit deal while politicians on both sides of the house vie for political supremacy. Divisions in government make for good news headlines but do nothing for the public’s confidence in its institutions.

Fri, 17:00

Sarries back in league action on Saturday after exertions in Heineken Champions Cup and Premiership Rugby Cup

Fri, 16:24

Normally we celebrate one business of the week – but today we’ve got three!

Fri, 15:17

A Routemaster bus will take 72 passengers on a journey through Greek Cypriot history, via Camden and Holloway, on Sunday.

Fri, 12:12

The latest twist in the saga of a Hampstead landlord who refuses to pay a controversial levy saw him bring a top barrister to his court hearing.

Fri, 11:16

World class international musicians play intimate concerts in Highgate’s beautiful churches

Most read Hampstead & Highgate etcetera

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Hampstead & Highgate Express
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now