Cosmic Code printmaking with Commission

For our latest show, Cosmic Code we worked with British designers: David McFarline and Christopher Moorby of Commission to create a series of unique screen prints. They produced 5 different colour ways of Cosmic Code, a Post-Pop work designed to embody the style of both musicians Psychemagik and multidisciplinary artist Ari Russo. The print includes appropriated imagery from a classic book “Fairburn Figures” which advertising agencies referenced heavily in the 1970s. It plays on artwork from private press records which Psychemagik sample and collect, whilst the font used has a lo-fi ‘computer code’ relevant to Ari’s work. The print is available both plain and with gold ink text, giving it that indulgent 70s feel, all printed on a uncoated woodstock paper. These will be on display at the Gallery Bar of the Ace Hotel London from the 18th to 30th November 2014.

Single prints for £30
Framed prints for £50
Box set of 5 prints for £100

Each colour is an edition of 8, hand pulled on 175gsm woodstock paper. We’ve documented the screen printing process which we’re pleased to share. The prints will be available to buy directly at the Cosmic Code A/V performance on the 18th of November 2014, for those who can’t make it available from our webshop.

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Collaboration Generation feature in Majestic Disorder

Something in the Attic was recently featured in majestic disorder, an art and culture print publication which is now available in 6 continents. The chief editors, Kelley and Sean approached us after visiting an exhibition we put on in December 2013 titled ‘Back to Front’ they were interested in how we used over 80 hours of sound provided by 8 DJs including Andrew Ashong and Gatto Fritto to respond to the art musically. In this 6 page spread you will find out about our background, why we feel people still want to visit exhibitions in person rather than online and our thoughts on why this has become a collaboration generation.

Download the PDF of Collaboration Generation here.

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Andrew Ashong mix & the art of soundtracking

The live DJ set which Andrew Ashong played for us in December is now online for you to stream: an hour and a half of blissful jazz, soul, funk, brazilian, and boogie. The Vinyl Factory had the opportunity to catch up with Andrew prior to the release of his “Special EP”, you can read a Q&A with him here. Playlisting was core component of our last exhibition Back to Front, which saw 8 DJs and producers each select 8 hours of music for the gallery. We worked closely with The Vinyl Factory to produce a full feature online, including a top album pick by each of the selectors involved, this can be read here. Enjoy! We’ll be in touch shortly with an exciting series events for 2014.

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Back to Front: Opening & Launch Party

For Back to Front, Something in the Attic worked with figurative artists Nettie Wakefield and Ed Haslam to curate an exhibition in which they collaborated for the first time. Nettie developed her reverse portraits, whilst Ed revealed the face of the same subject. A new body of 24 drawings were created for the exhibition which took place at the Nancy Victor gallery between the 5th and 14th of December 2013, for the opening we took the show off-site to the Sanderson’s Billiard Room where a series of prints and paintings were installed, and a vinyl-only DJ set was performed by Andrew Ashong (Sound Signature). Subsequently, each day at the gallery had sound programmed by a different DJ/producer – more information to follow on this. In the meantime, checkout the video feature by Back of House and read Majestic Disorder‘s feature of the exhibition.

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Jungle Fever: photographs from Lynnie Zulu’s pop-up exhibition

Many thanks to everyone who came to Lynnie Zulu’s pop-up exhibition on the 21st & 22nd of March 2013. We had a great time putting the show together and having you there. Below is a mix by Nick Hadfield which is intended to be a soundtrack to the art, we’ve also included some photo highlights from both nights.

All the best,
Cedric

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An interview with Lynnie Zulu by Cedric Bardawil

Cedric Bardawil: How would you describe your work?

Lynnie Zulu: Vibrant super graphics with a psychedelic twist! I want my work to draw the observer into a mysterious and curious world.

CB: What can we expect at your upcoming exhibition Jungle Fever?

LZ: Jungle Fever has been a lot of fun to put together – the theme is riddled with exoticism, mystery and discovery. It has been pointed out that all of my illustrations for this show are of women – maybe I have subconsciously chosen them because symbolically forests are female and hold their secrets. Continue reading

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OHHHHMY! Andrew McAttee’s pop-up exhibition photos

I’d like to thank everyone who made it to Andrew McAttee’s pop-up exhibition on the 25th & 26th of October. We had over 400 visitors during the 2 day event, including press, members of the auction houses and avid collectors of McAttee’s work. On Thursday evening we released the exclusive OHHHHMY! giclee print whilst DJ and producer, Nicholas Feel created a soundtrack to the art. On Friday evening I gave a talk on Andrew McAttee’s work, which was followed by a fundraising party for London-based charity Kith & Kids (no. 1080972) which went on until the early hours of Saturday morning.

We still have selected works from the show available, if you are interested in anything do not hesitate to contact me directly at: cedric(at)somethingintheattic.co.uk.

All the best,
Cedric

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Andrew McAttee featured in The Independent newspaper today!

Andrew McAttee’s pop-up exhibition OHHHHMY! was received with praise from the public last night. We are also pleased to highlight Andrew’s feature in The Independent for his upcoming auction with Bonhams next week. This will be the first Street Art auction in the US, and causing quite a stir in the art world at the moment.

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Nicholas Feel to create the soundtrack to Andrew McAttee’s Art

We’ve chosen London-based DJ and producer, Nicholas Feel to create a live soundtrack to Andrew McAttee’s Art on the 25th & 26th of October 2012. In this short video Nicholas takes us to an obscure record shop where he sources samples and discovers hidden gems.

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OHHHHMY! Painting Process and Giclee Print

OHHHHMY! took Andrew McAttee 4 weeks to paint, we took photos along the way in order to document the process. The image will be released as a large-scale Giclee Print at the next Something in the Attic event on the 25th of October at 6pm.

OHHHHMY!
Giclee Print on 310gsm Hahnemuhle German Etching Heavyweight Paper
Paper Size: 101.6 x 50.8cm
Signed: Andrew McAttee
Edition of 20
£250

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