|Lovely in the sun|
(You can see how beautiful the gallery was looking from the accompanying photo's).
|London's Spring Sunshine|
We met outside the Saatchi and the leader of the group decided that we could visit the nearby Plus One Gallery, she was though less than enthusiastic about the reception we were likely to receive at the gallery - they had been fairly clear with her that they would not be welcoming of a 'student' group (I would say that the average age of the group is probably north of 50).
We were told that the The Plus one Gallery is aimed at a section of the art world which is interested in the figurative over the abstract and has something of an irony aversion.
Anyway when we were finished talking about how horrible some people were we ambled down to see what was mainly a Paul Day exhibition (Paul Day is responsible for public art that includes The Meeting Place Statue at St Pancras).
Paul day was born in 1967 and now splits his life between France and the UK - meaning that his work at St Pancras the London terminus of Eurostar is particular appropriate.
|Only two school children at a time please.|
What was apparent to me is that the line between popular and critically popular is a harsh one that rules success out for some work on each sider of the line.
On the subject of public statues there's a nice one of Mozart near the Plus One Gallery.