THE PALACE ARTISTS : GRANDE DAME • JEFFREY DISASTRONAUT • SHUBY SHOW AT THE TRINITY GALLERY THURSDAY 7TH NOVEMBER TO NOVEMBER 23RD, 2013 - PRIVATE VIEW THURSDAY 7TH NOVEMBER, 2013 • 6PM-9PM Trinity Street Hastings TN34 1HG. Tel: 01424 719923.HTTP://www.trinity-gallery.co.uk/
GRANDE DAME - CREATING POP ARTIFACTS & CURATING LIVE AUDIO EXPERIENCES
Grande Dame is the new audio/visual project by UK-based self taught artist Tiff McGinnis. This exciting project combines a Rock & Roll Burlesque soundtrack with psychedelic animations, an earth shattering live show with top players, and a range of bespoke limited edition creations.
Tiff is a story teller who makes music and creates colorful animated videos to accompany her songs. A visual impairment in her right eye from birth, caused her left eye to over compensate with colour, giving her a unique style. Compelled to over detail her videos, she uses images from them to make Giclee Prints, Screen Prints, Blotter Art, Porcelain Plates, T-shirts, bags, fabric and more.
Tiff has collaborated with light designer Chris Bracey of God’s Own Junkyard on a range of psychedelic, pinball inspired lights. And is represented by Ink_d Gallery, Brighton.
2013 has seen Tiff foray into the fashion world with legendary couture shoe designer – Terry de Havilland – on a collection of shoes with her brightly colored psychedelic patterns.
She has created an animated short for the Grande Dame Album, which she plans to turn into a comic, along with a series of limited edition artworks out Spring 2014.
Tiff McGinnis is a dedicated, creative, maverick, with keen eye for detail. Her work is thought-provoking, funny, colorful and exciting. Her sound is big, her style is large – she is GRANDE DAME.
- See more at: http://www.grandedame.co.uk/about/#sthash.0y5H7Niq.dpuf
ABOUT JEFFREY LOUIS-REED / DISASTRONAUT
Jeffrey Louis Reed. Artist by day, composer & DJ by night; swimmer, searcher, visionary, writer and alchemist. Jeffrey was born in the US and has lived and worked in New York, Paris, Barcelona and London. He composes classical piano music, is a founder of Audio Sushi and is best known as Disastronaut, travelling the world to DJ in many of the world's leading clubs, catwalk shows and festivals. Time Out named him as one of 5 best resident DJs in London, most recently bringing 2 Many Bears, Massive Attack, Faithless, Hot Chip, Grandmaster Flash and Mike Skinner to play his regular night at the Dogstar, Brixton. He lives in Hastings with music and art studios overlooking the sea. An extremely prolific artist, he is much in demand with galleries and collectors and this year has exhibitions in London, Sussex, Paris and Tokyo
Jeffrey is an American electronic musician, producer, and remixer. He started on the radio in the post-punk era of 1983 playing records on the infamous WAIF in Cincinnati and went on to freeform station WARC in Pennsylvania. Playing early raves and warehouse parties in the 80s on the East Coast - a chance meeting in Thompkins Square Park - led him to infamous clubs like the Saint, Garage, etc. but always an outsider didn't really fit in to the HI-NRG scene and instead made experimental compositions on turntables, early synths and tape machines.
At the same time he was showing his visual work on the NYC downtown scene - but again was always a bit of an outsider - sometimes even getting banned from notorious squats for making works that were extreme - like the Blood room - which was a top floor in a Williamsburg squat - which he painted entirely red - but then put hanging men in.... he was voted out. It was only in London in 1989 when he found a more natural home amongst the nascent noise scene and art school terrorists - the Digital hardcore of Berlin, Electroclash and later London Electronic music scene which he still is in today.
Forward to now, Jeffrey combines extensive traveling, DJing on the weekends and a indefatigable art show schedule - 9 solo shows in 2013 this far - with writing for Phoenix Magazine, Creative and art Direction for a myriad of clients, Music direction for some of the world's coolest brands and non-stop creation.
FOR MORE SEE http://www.DISASTERSATWORK.COM/
Shuby uses print, collage, paint and photography to create original reinterpretations that revel in absurdity, kitsch and irony. Her cheeky visions are almost dream-like in their Technicolor intensity. She works in a wide variety of mediums including paint, print making, ceramics and reworking found objects. Her influences include Josephine Baker, Busby Berkeley, Andy Warhol, Eduardo Paolozzi, Richard Hamilton, Joe Tilson, John Stezaker, Retro advertising, Car Boot Sales, Seaside charity shops and The Carnivalesque.
Shuby has also made a large amount of street art mainly in the form of paste ups. One of her first posters in 2007 was of a lady holding a big banana inspired by the 1943 musical by Busby Berkeley’s The Gang’s All Here, in which rows of ladies wave comedy bananas in the air. Since then Shuby has used the banana motif throughout her studio work and on the street in many different guises as a naughty but innocent calling card instantly recognizable and subversively humorous.
FOR MORE SEE http://www.SHUBY.CO.UK/