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Current exhibition: Supersingular

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COME AND SEE David's current exhibition of paintings

SUPERSINGULAR

at the lovely converted bakery

Basket House Village Universe Leswin Place Stoke Newington London N16 7NJ Google map

until Sunday 20 March 2011

OPENING TIMES Saturdays & Sundays from 12-6pm

OR MAKE AN APPOINTMENT Email: david@davidcaines.co.uk Tel: +44 (0)787 988 3593

GETTING THERE Bus: 67, 73, 76, 106, 149, 243 Rail: Rectory Rd, Dalston Kingsland, Dalston Junction

Supersingular opens with a bang!

Added on by David Caines.

Thanks to everyone came along to the opening of the exhibition Supersingular last night in Stoke Newington. BHVU was packed and the beer ran out. The highlight of the evening had to be a fantastic set of French pop classics by the wonderful  SURI ET LES COPAINS. Watch them perform Les Cactus at last night's opening here! Thanks to everyone who helped, especially Charlotte Lindsay from BHVU. Don't miss the exhibition which is open each weekend for the next month from 12-6pm.

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

David Caines : Supersingular opens tomorrow - sneak preview

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A reminder that tomorrow FRIDAY 25 FEBRUARY is the opening of my solo painting show SUPERSINGULAR DAVID CAINES PAINTINGS

at the lovely converted bakery

Basket House Village Universe London N16 7NJ MAP

6-9pm

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LIVE MUSIC I’m proud to annouce that the marvellous band **SURI ET LES COPAINS** will be performing a live set on the night at 8pm. Hear them explore the Gallic world of 60′s mondo yeh-yeh, 50′s lounge and psychedelic swing!! Don’t you dare miss them! ___________

Drinks afterwards at THE WHITE HART in Stoke Newington High Street.

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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

Here's a sneaky preview of what you can expect to see...

Live music for Supersingular opening!

Added on by David Caines.

I'm proud to annouce that the marvellous band **SURI ET LES COPAINS**

will be performing a live set at the SUPERSINGULAR PRIVATE VIEW at 8pm on Friday 25 february.

Hear them explore the Gallic world of 60's mondo yeh-yeh, 50's lounge and psychedelic swing!!

Don't you dare miss them!

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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

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More about David's paintings...

Added on by David Caines.

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

Solo painting show for February

Added on by David Caines.

David's next exhibition is SUPERSINGULAR - a solo show of recent paintings at the fantastic BASKET HOUSE VILLAGE UNIVERSE space in Stoke Newington. The date to put in your diary is the opening night on Friday 25 February 2011. More details to follow soon... 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

BHVU Winter Open Exhibition

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David has had two paintings (i found you on the street and there's a squid problem) accepted into the BHVU Winter Open Exhibition which will be open from 27th November - 19th December 2010 at Basket House Village Universe in Leswin Place, London N16.. The private view will be on Thursday 25 November. More details to follow shortly...

Exhibition opens tonight

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A new art event in Stoke Newington opens tonight. The BHVU Open Summer Exhibition showcases local, national and international talent. David's painting 'I know where i'm going' features in the show. Everyone is welcome for a drink and to vote for their favourite artwork. PRIVATE VIEW Thursday 8 July 6-9pm

OPEN Friday 9th , Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th July 12 - 5 pm

BHVU, Unit A, Leswin Place, Stoke Newington, London N16 7NJ

All works are for sale.

More information

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.