|Maggi, Maggi, Maggi|
|Somerset House - not the greatest water feature|
Inside though there were different stories -I'd heard of Maggi Hambling before but seeing he exhibition War Requiem & Aftermath I was struck by the diversity of themes and expressions, work used Audio, Sculpture, Installations and even figurative paintings -it was brought to the public by King's College and I found it nicely understated.
Rather a lot of the sculptures created from found 'items' which were enhanced were on show in one room which made it look quite packed and perhaps devalued.
Somewhat surprised to see a reflection of some emotional themes (Mother and Amy Winehouse were both name checked) as well as there being some striking Middle Eastern images on canvases.
|Perhaps less would have been more|
|This Aftermath mentions 'Mother 2014'|
|A diverse collection includes Oil on Canvas|
After looking at the Hambling works I made my way to a Gavin Turk just at the entrance of 'The New Wing' called Now - great stuff
It's typically challenging outside at high level above the door is the number of people estimated to be the median of the world population this March.
|Now (That's what I call Gavin Turk)|
Less than a week
Seems odd that it's less than a week since the UK General Election very little evidence now to be seen in London outside of the press.
Be interesting to see how the appointment of John Whittingdale as Culture Secretary affects the BBC's future surely we're not going to see a revenge attack for a perceived (by some) bias against the Conservatives along with fresh drinks all round for the Press in the never closing 'last chance' saloon?
Well I think there might be a sale on a couple of the masks below...
|Some masks have slipped|