Friday, August 13, 2010

Woodbrook Touchdown

13 August, 2010, 7.00 pm

Lamp (2010), by Alixzander Morle, from the Abricktted series

Woodbrook Touchdown, an exhibition of art and design by Alixzander Morle, opens at Alice Yard on Friday 13 August, 2010, at 7.00 pm, and continues until Monday 16 August (7.00 pm t0 11.00 pm daily). Morle is a student at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia. He previously exhibited his work at Alice Yard in December 2008.

There are three elements to the show:

A series of sculptural/painted objects using found materials. Morle writes: “Upon reaching Trinidad I came across some abandoned bricks in my garage. Something about the way they were placed in a corner made me notice them. They had been collected and placed there for disposal. The desolate bricks had history, though, they once made up the wall I grew up seeing every Woodbrook morning, a wall right outside my studio. I decided to salvage some bricks and make some pieces.”

SML Clothing
aMorle designs and SISTM Mental Wear have fused together to create SML Clothing, a new line of urban fashion. SML strives to represent the “wearable art” movement. Whether it is a parody of an everyday brand or political satire, SML guarantees a quality shirt with a head-turning image. SML initially meant “small, medium and large”, but the initials can refer to anything: sex, money, and laundry, or sophisticated, magnanimous, and limited.

The aMorle Summer Collection
A series of recent paintings, with a live graffiti painting performance by Morle and fellow artist JAP. In the last two months Morle has been working on a “Peace, Love, Respect” public mural project in the Woodbrook neighbourhood, with examples on Carlos Street and at the corner of Roberts and Rosalino Streets.

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