07 May, 2009

Said Why Eggs? exhibition: 26 Alphabets by 26 Artists

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East End Letters by Phil Sheffield, 2009. One-off artwork in frame, 50×70cm. £350

We love a typographic artwork here at CR, so we feel duty bound to tell you about the curiously titled Said Why Eggs? exhibition that opens in London later this week, curated by East End Arts Club

The show – which previews tonight at Swanfield Inn, just off Brick Lane in East London – features works by 26 artists, printers and graphic designers – who all take inspiration from the building blocks of the written word: the letters of the alphabet.

Alphabet by Hennie Haworth, 2009. Giclee print edition of 10, 50×70cm. £100

Artists exhibiting include Alan Dempsey, Helen Musselwhite, Phil Sheffield, Amy Wicks – and type designer Swifty will be showing a whole A-Z of artworks in a special section of the show.

The Most to Least Used Letters of the Alphabet by Amy Wicks, 2009. Digital print, edition of 15 (original paper cut outs). 50×70cm. £65

Brown Fox by Mark Perronet, 2009. Signed and numbered silkscreen print from an edition of 12. 50×70cm. £60

Animalphabet by Helen Lang, 2009. Digital print edition of 10, 50×70cm. £40

Owls in the Alphabet Tree by Helen Musselwhite, 2009. Original hand cut artwork approx 70 x 15 cm. £180

In Between by Richard Peacock, 2009. Silkscreen edition of 10, 77×56cm. £122

To see all of the works and the price list, visit eastendartsclub.co.uk/page17.htm

Said Why Eggs? previews tonight and then runs from 9 May – 31 May at Swanfield Inn, 2b Swanfield Street, London E2 3DS

Full details are here: eastendartsclub.co.uk

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