Thursday, June 24, 2004
Fine Art - Guildhall Graduate Show
This installation of writing on masking tape by Craig Moran* was one of the most original exhibits in the London Metropolitan Sir John Cass Fine Art Department week-long graduate show. I attended the preview on Tuesday night. The exhibition is arranged over several floors covering almost the whole of the old Guildhall University building opposite Aldgate East tube station, from the foyer inwards and upwards. The artists show a diversity and mastery of media and styles, inventiveness and industry. Many influences are discernible, though being an art ignoramus, I'm not sure who they are attributable to. In some cases the artists have provided visitors with images and experiences that will linger in the mind afterwards. There is plenty of fun to be had, and every sort of medium and technology you could wish for. A visitor could spend a rewarding few hours browsing here and collecting the many stylish calling cards and catalogues on offer.
*I declare an interest - he's my son.