Out Of Frame
Until August 29th, 2022
Serving as a kind of Sniffing Glue-esque ‘here’s a chord now start a band’ inspiration, Awofeso’s exhibition of constructions made from found wood (lots of pallets) show you how to be a bit of an outsider, how to be poor and still make something impressive.
There’s not a lot of carving, mainly sawing, sticking, painting. Heads and shoulders of characters he has seen in town; full length figures about 20cms high representing Congolese sapeur dandies, all blocky, organic Lego.
And, having one room to itself, loads of tiny, blocky people under mobile clouds, standing there on the floor, waiting for a child to run amok like a vengeful demon.
Hailing from Nigeria, the idea of African ‘difference’ dissipates. It’s a modern country, as corrupt and fucked as any, poorer than here but as aware of the world as anywhere. Is Awofeso featured for his humour, for his energy, rather than for any other worthy reasons? I sort of hope so. It’s a punk-rock thing. Ephemeral, chancy, funny. Worth a look.
Tim London is a musician, music producer and writer. Originally from a New Town in Essex he is at home amidst concrete and grand plans for the working class. Tim's latest thriller, Smith, is available now. Find out more at timothylondon.com
Outsideleft exists on a precarious no budget budget. We are interested in hearing from deep and deeper pocket types willing to underwrite our cultural vulture activity. We're not so interested in plastering your product all over our stories, but something more subtle and dignified for all parties concerned. Contact us and let's talk. [HELP OUTSIDELEFT]
If Outsideleft had arms they would always be wide open and welcoming to new writers and new ideas. If you've got something to say, something a small dank corner of the world needs to know about, a poem to publish, a book review, a short story, if you love music or the arts or anything else, write something about it and send it along. Of course we don't have anything as conformist as a budget here. But we'd love to see what you can do. Write for Outsideleft, do. [SUBMISSIONS FORM HERE]