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More about David's paintings...

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David's figurative paintings show us real people, but don't show us the real world. It's a carefully rearranged world of anxious encounters and deviant ritual aiming to invoke feelings of foreboding and melancholy in us.

The pictures sit outside of a recognisable time-frame and often represent unlikely groups of curious and seemingly disparate characters (a shaman, a figure wrapped in polythene, masked children, contortionists). Their intentions are ambiguous. Are they the welcoming committee or the death squad? Entertainers or sorcerers? It is left up to us to conjure the narrative.

Other pictures suggest a fundamentally ridiculous relationship between humans and simple machinery (a woman who seems to have coalesced with her sewing machine, a headless man being led around by a wheelbarrow).

"I heard someone describe David's work as poignant and I think that’s true… without wanting to get too deep, it seems like a comment on the human condition, that in the end we’re all alone.” Simone Pereira Hind, critic

SUPERSINGULAR DAVID CAINES PAINTINGS

25 Feb – 20 Mar 2011 Basket House Village Universe London N16 7NJ MAP Open 12-5pm 
Saturday & Sunday 
or by appointment Email: info@bhvu.co.uk 
Tel: 0207 2410568

New work sneak preview

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I've posted a few images from the shoot I did with photographer Kalpesh Lathigra. During the ORDINARY MONSTERS exhibition in Brick Lane, Kalpesh and I shot members of the public wearing masks and headgear that I'd made that were directly influenced by the characters in my paintings. The resulting images will be exhibited in my next exhibition in February...

Ordinary Monsters exhibition opens this week!

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The latest exhibition organised by my collaborative art space Salon16 opens this week for four days only. Of course I'd love you see you there. Why not come to the opening night party and see Bunny de Sade perform her 'musical soundscrape'? Or pop in on Sunday and model for award-winning photographer Kalpesh Lathigra? Or just come along any time between Saturday and Tuesday and see what all the fuss is about! For more information and the latest updates visit salon16.org. WHO'S TAKING PART?

ORDINARY MONSTERS Four days of art, photography & performance

features recent figurative paintings by DAVID CAINES;  photography by TESS HURRELL from her Basic Needs project: portrait photography by KALPESH LATHIGRA from his Recruits project; and extraordinary images documenting the social, sexual and sartorial liberties taken in nightclubs over a period of 20 years by DAVID SWINDELLS.

WHEN AND WHERE?

Saturday 18 September  - Tuesday 21 September 2010

65 Hanbury Street Brick Lane London E1 5JP

Opening times 10am - 6pm

Tube: Aldgate East Overground: Shoreditch High Street

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COME TO THE PARTY

PRIVATE VIEW Friday 17 September 2010 From 6pm

8.30pm PERFORMANCE

Musical saw virtuoso Bunny de Sade with members of The Readers

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PARTICIPATORY EVENT / MODELS REQUIRED!

ORDINARY / MONSTER: KALPESH LATHIGRA'S POP UP PHOTO STUDIO

Sunday 19 September

12 - 4pm

Salon16 is proud to announce a special event on Sunday 19 September as part of the Ordinary Monsters exhibition.

Between 12-4pm, award-winning photographer Kalpesh Lathigra will be taking portraits of visitors to exhibition.

For just £5 members of the public will have the opportunity to be photographed by Kalpesh. In keeping with the theme of the exhibition, visitors will be asked to don a mask or headgear made by David Caines, and will be photographed both with and without the headgear. Contributors will be sent a high resolution digital file of their unmasked portrait for them to keep. The masked and anonymous portraits will be exhibited by Salon16 at a later date.

All are welcome, especially families.

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LIMITED EDITIONS OFFER

Salon16 limited edition prints will be on sale at the event. RSVP for a 10% discount on the day. Follow this link.

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For more information please visit www.salon16.org

Review of SALON16

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Art critic Simone Pereira Hind has written this lovely review of SALON16 for the summer issue of local magazine N16... Sim and Steve visit SALON16

Sim – Well here we are at David Caines’ home on Lordship Road, temporarily transformed into a new art venue and hosting the exhibition We Who Are Not as Others. Have you had a good look around?

Steve – I have. David is showing his own paintings, his brother Matthews’ Jacob Epsteinesque sculptures, and photographs by David Swindells, Tess Hurrell and Kalpesh Lathigra. The work is immaculately presented in the garden, garden studio and in parts of the house. The staging is intimate without being domestic.

Sim – What’s the title all about then? Looking around I’m struck by the idea of ‘outsiders’ in much of the work, such as in Lathigra’s photographs of Sioux Native Americans. The subjects seem alone and lost in the landscape, ironic given that they are the indigenous people. And Swindells’ photos of London clublife star larger-than-life characters like Leigh Bowery, who dare to be different. I’m particularly drawn to his YMCA-style go-go dancer print. Very sexy, but weird to think the guy is dressed as a ‘Red Indian’, given that I’ve just been looking at Lathigra’s work.

David’s work reminds me of one of my favourite films, Freaks, Tod Browning’s 1932 film set in a freak show in which he cast real sideshow performers with deformities. As well as alluding to circus perfomers David’s paintings often represent groups of seemingly disparate people; an aviator, a contortionist and a shaman for instance, who seem unaware of each other, don’t relate to one another, yet share a space on the canvas. I heard someone describe the work as poignant just now and I think that’s true.

Steve  - Without wanting to get too deep, it seems like a comment on the human condition, that in the end we’re all alone.

Sim – Oy, oy Steve. Cheer up, it may never ‘appen. Come and have a look at Tess Hurrell’s work if you’re going to get all earnest on me. As well as being technically accomplished her images are truly enigmatic. In the three photos entitled Basic Needs she transforms mundane objects -  wipers, a chair and an umbrella into mysterious objects of beauty and her Drawing Light No. 1 suggests the sublime in spite of its exposing its own construction. They’re beautiful.

Steve – You know, thinking about it, We Who Are Not As Others is also a reference to these artists kicking the mainstream and taking control of showing their work, rather than relying on the vagaries of the art world. It’s the enthusiasm of people like David Caines that helps guarantee a thriving art scene in spite of the much-discussed financial meltdown at our midst. I’m happy to report that this may be the first of many shows that David plans to curate in this space.

SALON16 is now closed to the public

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Thanks to all who helped make the exhibition such a great success, especially the hundreds of people who visited the show and the artists who took part - Matthew Caines, Kalpesh Lathigra, David Swindells and Tess Hurrell. A special thank you to Simon Dormon for the modifications to the house, and to Sybil, Jackson, Dylan, Jonathan Kahn, Anna, Sally, Jax, Shirley for their support and encouragement, and Simone from N16 magazine for her kind words.

Salon16 ‘We Who are Not As Others’ NOW OPEN

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PLANNING YOUR VISIT TO SALON16

INAUGURAL EXHIBITION‘WE WHO ARE NOT AS OTHERS’

CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS: David Caines, Matthew Caines, Tess Hurrell, Kalpesh Lathigra, David Swindells

WHEN CAN I VISIT?

Salon16 is open to the public from SATURDAY 20 JUNE – FRIDAY 26 JUNE 2009.

CAN I VISIT AFTER WORK?

Yes – on WEDNESDAY 24 & THURSDAY 25 JUNE Salon16 will be open from 10.30am – 9.00pm.

WHERE IS SALON16?

Salon16 is in the home of artist David Caines in Stoke Newington. The address is 88 Lordship Road, Stoke Newington, London N16 0QP. Just knock on the basement door and you will be shown around.

HOW DO I GET THERE?

Stoke Newington does not have an Underground Station. Nearest stations are Angel tube, then take bus 73 or 476 to Stoke Newington Church Street, OR Finsbury Park tube, then take bus 106 to Lordship Road. Buses 67, 149, 243 also will take you there.

HOW DO I FIND OUT MORE?

Call David on 0787 988 3593 if you’d like to find out more about Salon16.

PLANNING YOUR VISIT TO SALON16

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INAUGURAL EXHIBITION'WE WHO ARE NOT AS OTHERS' CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS: David Caines, Matthew Caines, Tess Hurrell, Kalpesh Lathigra, David Swindells

WHEN CAN I VISIT?

Salon16 is open to the public from SATURDAY 20 JUNE – FRIDAY 26 JUNE 2009.

CAN I VISIT AFTER WORK?

Yes – on WEDNESDAY 24 & THURSDAY 25 JUNE Salon16 will be open from 10.30am – 9.00pm.

WHERE IS SALON16?

Salon16 is in the home of artist David Caines in Stoke Newington. The address is 88 Lordship Road, Stoke Newington, London N16 0QP. Just knock on the basement door and you will be shown around.

HOW DO I GET THERE?

Stoke Newington does not have an Underground Station. Nearest stations are Angel tube, then take bus 73 or 476 to Stoke Newington Church Street, OR Finsbury Park tube, then take bus 106 to Lordship Road. Buses 67, 149, 243 also will take you there.

HOW DO I FIND OUT MORE?

Call David on 0787 988 3593 if you'd like to find out more about Salon16.

SALON16 – PRESS RELEASE

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ARTISTS DO-IT-THEMSELVES AND TURN HOME INTO GALLERYNEW NORTH LONDON ART EVENT ANNOUNCED FOR JUNE 2009

SALON16 In June, Hackney resident and artist David Caines will turn his Stoke Newington home and studio into an art gallery (called SALON16) for a limited period and open it to the public. SALON16's innaugural group show – We Who Are Not As Others – will feature paintings, photography and sculpture by DAVID CAINES, MATTHEW CAINES, TESS HURRELL, KALPESH LATHIGRA and DAVID SWINDELLS.

Organiser and contributor David Caines said "This will be a unique opportunity to see some wonderful work in an intimate and unusual setting and to meet – and buy – directly from the artists. I hope SALON16 will become a regular event and an exciting addition to the growing North London art scene."

ABOUT THE SHOW The title of the exhibition – We Who Are Not As Others – reflects the DIY approach to exhibiting art in the home and sidestepping the gallery mainstream. It also acts as a common thread throughout the work on show: whether documenting the lives of those disenfranchised by race and forgotten by history; shining a light on the extremes of the UK club scene; or conjuring midnight meetings between sideshow performers and masked shamans. In our anxious times – where the 'mainstream' seems to have failed us – the work on show at SALON16 definitely, and defiantly, celebrates the 'other'.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

DAVID CAINES David's paintings explore both the unusual and the mundane. They have been described as both "a cross between Warholian pop art and Magritte’s surrealism" by The Big Issue, and as having "a sense of nostalgic sadness reminiscent of Edward Hopper" by The Guardian. Recent paintings have featured amputees and circus performers, detailed landscapes of the moon’s surface, and images of conflict between riot police and the public. David was born in 1963 in Wakefield, Yorkshire. His art education was at Chelsea College of Art & Design. He will be exhibiting a selection of his most recent paintings in his Stoke Newington home and garden studio.

www.davidcaines.co.uk

MATTHEW CAINES Matthew has been carving stone and wood sculptures and lettering for over 10 years and is based in east London. His skillful, time consuming and physically demanding work addresses fundamental themes, such as our relationship with nature. He uses natural materials "to bring some calm and peace to these frantic times, and to remind us where we come from." Matthew will be exhibiting a selection of recent stone pieces throughout the house and garden.

www.mattcaines.co.uk

TESS HURRELL Tess is a London based photographer, born in Zimbabwe 1975. Since graduating from the University of Brighton in 2006, her work has been exhibited internationally and at The Victoria & Albert Museum London, The National Media Museum in Bradford, and has been published in magazines such as Domus, Art Review and Photoworks. Tess will be showing a selection of recent work, which continues her interest in the magical possibilities of photography, sculptural interventions and the pleasure of everyday observations.

www.tesshurrell.com

KALPESH LATHIGRA Award-winning photographer Kalpesh Lathigra was born in London in 1971 and educated at the London College of Printing. He worked commercially for UK national newspapers for 6 years covering news and features before embarking on a long-term personal project in 2003, documenting the lives of widows in India, and receiving The W.Eugene Smith Fellowship and Churchill Fellowship. Four years ago, Kalpesh started a new project looking at the lives of the Lakota Sioux, Native American tribe on Pine Ridge, South Dakota, USA.

www.kalpeshlathigra.com

DAVID SWINDELLS David has photographed the nightlife scene in London and beyond for over twenty years, as well as writing about it extensively as Nightlife Editor at Time Out from 1986-2009. He has documented the social, sexual and sartorial liberties taken in clubs which would be frowned upon or curtailed in other social environments. From illicit daytime bhangra parties to polysexual East Londoners into Bastard Batty Bass beats in Bethnal Green, David was there with his camera. Why is he drawn to them? "They choose to go out and join in the club; while others stay at home and grumble that life isn’t fun anymore."

ABOUT THE VENUE David Caines and his family have lived in their Victorian maisonette in Stoke Newington for 20 years. In 2003 David commissioned North London architects UllmayerSylvester to design a painting studio at the bottom of his garden. The building was featured in the national and international press, in magazines and on TV, and has won several design awards*. When the studio was opened to the public during London Open House in 2004 and 2005, over nine hundred people visited. This June David and his family will be opening the doors of their house to the public once again, this time to exhibit the art made in their garden and the work of their artist friends.

*Wood award 2005 (small projects) AJ Small projects award 2005 (2nd Prize) Hackney Design award 2004 Shortlisted for the RIBA award 2005

SALON16 88 Lordship Road Stoke Newington London N16 0QP Open 10.30am – 4.30pm daily or call to arrange a visit

For more information and high res jpegs for press use, contact David Caines +44 (0)207 502 1470 +44 (0)787 988 3593

www.salon16.org

SALON16 – a date for your diary!

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Inaugural exhibition – 'WE WHO ARE NOT AS OTHERS' DAVID CAINES MATTHEW CAINES TESS HURRELL KALPESH LATHIGRA DAVID SWINDELLS

Saturday 20 June – Friday 26 June 2009

Exclusive art event this summer in North London. In June artist and designer David Caines will transform his Stoke Newington home and studio into an art gallery for a limited period and open it to the public. SALON16 will feature paintings by DAVID CAINES, photography by TESS HURRELL, KALPESH LATHIGRA and DAVID SWINDELLS and sculpture by stonecarver MATTHEW CAINES. This will be a unique opportunity to view wonderful art in an intimate and unusual setting and to buy directly from the artists – as well as a great way to develop the burgeoning Stoke Newington art scene. More information to follow nearer the time - meanwhile please make a note of the dates in your diary!

SALON16 88 Lordship Road Stoke Newington London N16 0QP Open 10.30am – 4.30pm daily Viewing by appointment - please call to arrange a visit

+44 (0)207 502 1470 +44 (0)787 988 3593

Ponyboy

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Another preview of a new painting that should appear in the Salon16 exhibition. The figure on the right is Bob Huddleston, otherwise known as Ponyboy. Bob had obscure backwards knees and elbows preventing him from being able to walk upright. Instead he'd walk on all fours using wooden blocks to protect his hands. He travelled with the Tom Mix and Ted Metz circuses and was in the movie Time Travelers in 1964. Bob Huddleston or Ponyboy