Sunday, February 28, 2010

NdA Exhibition opens at Casa 5

It all went quite well yesterday, apart from the arrival of an uninvited horde of cockroaches a few hours before the private view in the gallery. A dozen or so were milling around the front door, obviously not art-lovers, so we attacked them with insect spray and in revenge, a whole army started crawling out, threatening to take over the premises. Much more insecticide and bashing with broomstick, then sweeping cockroach corpses out into the street. Who knows why the critters chose this particular day to emerge from wherever they were hiding, but emerge they did. Anyway by the time the real guests started arriving, the nasty intruders, dead and alive, were gone.

I exhibited 35 works on paper (works much appreciated but no sales)  plus a video interviewing some Tavira people in their surroundings. Here's a link to this video. I had to compress it a lot so it's not as sharp as the original, especially the written titles, but I hope you can still get the ambiance.
And below some photos of Casa 5 gallery walls before the opening. I didn't manage to take any photos while people were there, too busy chatting.

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Portrait of Matthijs Leijenaar NdA Feb.2010  pastel on paper

 

 

  

  



10 comments:

alembic said...

Oh wow... Tavira certainly proved to be a productive getaway!I love the vibrancy of colors in this series of works.

Natalie said...

Thanks Maria, it certainly was a productive journey and I hope to continue it back home with more work inspired by Tavira.

Jean said...

Wow indeed. Some lovely stuff, Natalie, and the video adds a lot because it's full of the colours and atmosphere that is also in your pictures. My favourite, apart from the two portraits, is the painting of the figure sitting at the blue table.

Natalie d'Arbeloff said...

Jean, the young man at the blue table was actually drawing me while I drew him, at a dinner here at Casa 5 one evening. Glad you've looked at the video too. Good photo of you next to your comment, by the way.

Rain said...

The work looks exciting and must have made a beautiful exhibit to see it together

Natalie d'Arbeloff said...

Rain, it's all at the bottom of my suitcase now and I'm back home. When I've had a rest and unpacked, I'll see what it all looks like in the London light - rather dim and grey at the mment.

DefSufi said...

WOW! Absolutely brilliant stuff!

Natalie d'Arbeloff said...

DefSuf, I like your WOW!. Back home now and will be blogging at the normal Blaugustine blog as soon as I've woken up.

Beth said...

Dearest Natalie, I'm sorry, somehow I missed out on the existence of this other blog! It's fantastic to see all the beautiful work you did - I especially love the 2 portraits and some of the cafe scenes - and most of all that you were so amazingly productive! Good for you and I hope it carries through to London.

Natalie d'Arbeloff said...

Beth, I wondered why you hadn't appeared over here while I was away! Happy to see you anytime and anywhere. Wish you could have come to my vernissage - maybe another time, somewhere?