= The Crawford Arts Review

Sunday, 30 November 2014

TALKS @ DIFFERENT’ Monday 1st December @ 6.30 pm
'Increasing the Value of your property' Examining the way design and art can integrate with your property to enhance the value.
Cordelia Hanel, owner of Studio Hanel and Karina Phillips, owner of Gallery DIFFERENT

The ibis 'Sleep Art' Exhibition Ends Sunday 30 November, 9am to 5pm What do you do with your dreams? Forget them, including the bit you 'wanted' to remember? Join a Meetup in dream interpretation? Base a piece of writing around them?

Down at Gallery Different, a group of 11 artists have been busy all week setting their dreams down in paint and other media.

It all started when ibis Hotels commissioned a bed. Their engineers came up with the Sweet Bed. The artists were all hosted for a night at ibis London Blackfriars. The resulting 'dream works' form the core of the exhibition. 

The second part of the commission required that the artists spend a night in the gallery itself at 14 Percy Street and, inspired by their dreams, create a second work. 

'The Creative Never Sleeps' is Bettina Stuurman's defiant response. Rutie Borthwick ('Untitled') draws all over her pillows. Carne Griffiths and David Bray portray idealised portraits of the female muse. One artist, apparently sleepless owing to the noise and plate smashing coming from a nearby Greek Restaurant, has gathered up a primary palette and painted all over one of the gallery walls. This is Fitzrovia.

Percy Street from inside Gallery Different

Gallery Different interior
with Sweet Bed on the left

The Krah, 'The Ancestors of god Morpheus'
(detail) © the artist and Gallery Different

Gallery Different
14 Percy Street
between Charlotte Street and Tottenham Court Road
London W1
apart from the pillows, and the gallery wall, all the art is for sale

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