Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Last Days of Phil Evans Show in Gallery

The Little Ghost Gallery was delighted to host the first solo exhibition for the talent that is Phil Evans. Unfortunately I was away on the night of the opening last Friday but from I heard it was a pretty sweet as night.
This all sounds like the show is done and dusted...hells no it ain't. There is two solid days left and whoever is reading this and has yet wandered down to the gallery, well I insist you do.
You have to see this show for the following reasons which have been officially written by the Government.


  1. Phil's artwork makes your eyeballs feel like they are skateboarding. 
  2. There is no stuck up, fancy pants, rip off ego art going on. Its straight up good fun and damn fine art. 
  3. Phil once saved his girlfriends gerbils life. 
  4. If you have never tried tea whilst viewing art in a gallery well Phil will sort it out.
  5. There are hand made free gifts and the best business cards I have ever seen there for the taking. 
  6. Phil tells a bad ass story about a fight you only hear about in guy football films. 
  7.  The Little Ghost Gallery is actually clean and has a new old sign up which is worth any tourist photo opportunity
  8. Phil is actually a rare breed of gentleman artist that is slowly becoming extinct. 
  9. Phil holds the record for the longest break dance body pop in the world ever. He will only show it to a crowd of at least 20 or more but never 50 as he could easy kill a crowd that big with such a big body pop. 
  10. . This is Phil's first solo show so it would be great to say hey I was at his first show back in the day. I kinda regret not buying something now that he is a huge name in the art world. 

That's just some of the 250 Government reasons outlined in the official Little Ghost Report about the show. We all know if the Government say so we must abide. 

There are 2 days left in the show and I went in today as Im just home from my travels and it was such a great space to walk into. Phil working away at his desk with nice tunes on and he is still putting out the work. Every artist knows what its like to have slow days and have no one in, its heart breaking so if your about Kilkenny do stop in. Everything in Kilkenny is a few minutes walk away, if you were in Paris or New York you would get trains and boats miles away to see some classical boring rubbish art just to get a photo to prove to yourself that you were there. At least here its less travel for better art. DEAL!!! 

I only got a quick look around at Phil's work today but on first glance it really grabs you. Like the idea of the mob that runs through the work, you  quickly become the colourful masked face looking back at you. You jump back n forth from the canvas to see how it was made or what's hidden beneath the detailed lines. Its really clever and different and we at the Little Ghost couldn't be happier to have Phil on our walls. 

Ill put up a better write up of the whole show once I have a better look at it and enjoy it with a cup of tea and a nice sit down. 

If you would like to hear more about the show and about Phil we will be on the radio with the lovely Edwina Grace on her show at 4.20. So tune into KCLR on 96 FM at 4.20 tomorrow to hear us have a wee chat and chomp down on some delish treats!!

The really sharp and sweet as photo I have uploaded here were all taken by Phil's mate Kevin Tunney. He got some great shots on the opening night and his angles and takes on the work really work well. Thanks Kevin! 

Ill just leave the post with a few more of Kevin's photos so we can infiltrate your mind and make you come down to see the awesome show. 







Tuesday, March 23, 2010

PHIL EVANS SHOW IS NEARLY OPEN!!!!!


I don't mean to be pushy or put peer pressure on anyone BUT if your not down to the Little Ghost Gallery on Friday night, Yes this Friday night, we'll come to your house and do a serious knick-knack on it or maybe if we have shared a Luke warm can of shandy we may even egg your house. Hellz yes that's a threat. Not a treat as I may have just misspelled it there but a very real treat..I mean threat. 

We're not usually this pushy when it comes to shows at the old gallery but this time we have a pretty hardy badger sheltering his work under our roof. A mister Phil Evans will take the gallery for a week and blow your God damn minds. I'm not kidding he has the gentle persona of a man who carries a Colt 45 strapped to his ankle. So you can understand why were in such a pickle here with this renegade artist. He pretty much called me up and said if I don't comply to his demands he will kill his girlfriends gerbil....I said to him like any good art gallery owner, "Kill the fuckin rat but make sure you take a photo before and after". I'm pretty sure that dead gerbil will be in the show so that's a must see right there. He also said if we the gallery don't have at least 50 people at his grand opening on Friday night that he will kill Anne. Now I don't know if this is true but I wouldn't like to chance it. I'm so freaked out and worried for my life that I'm going to Barcelona and Paris to see if they can help us get him out of our gallery. Just like in that film Braveheart but totally different. 

So if your in Kilkenny and you want to have a pretty awesome night on Friday night THIS FRIDAY COMING AGAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAHHH well then you know where to go. NOT THERE WHERE YOU JUST THOUGHT...The Little Ghost Gallery Yes that's right! 
Lets say about 8 ...would that be OK for you? Great! 8 It is so. Can you bring your own beer or wine?? Why yes yes you can. Are you allowed to dance to the awesome live tunes on the night....YES! Yes you are! Can you maybe meet the love of your life that night and fall deep in love and all thanks to the gallery where Phils show is on??? NO! Phil said that's not allowed, also he said no cats allowed and bring sandwiches, the kind at 21st's. 

Also if your in Dublin and sick of it and realise yeah I'm gonna live a little THIS FRIDAY, maybe I dunno, go to Kilkenny, stop in have a pint, be at the Little Ghost Gallery for like ... I dunno...8. Maybe even ...I dunno ...buy a painting. Yeah maybe don't be so stingey all your life and buy something that's beautiful and unique unlike that car you drive or that hat you wear. Phill made us say that, we never speak like that. 

We'll since I'm so upset I best be off, but remember, Joe's is just around the corner from the gallery and so is every pub in Kilkenny and a Halal shop so what more do you need to have a good time. Dead Gerbils? Phil has it covered! 

Here is what Phil has to say in his own words about the show - 



PHIL EVANS – ARTISTS STATEMENT



"I could never get my head around mob mentality. I've never been quite sure where my attitude for this comes from, but as far back as I can remember I could never understand why people would succumb to the ideas of a larger group even if they didn't share the opinion of that group. The people who inspire me most are those who don't regard the opinion of "The Mob" and just pursue the course that feels most natural to them, which is often following their passions.
As a human in Irish society today there are many seemingly inescapable clich├ęs that go unquestioned. I found by using a very simple character in all of the works for this show that I could put some of these various common scenarios into a slightly ridiculous context, and therefore make these scenarios more questionable. Media, advertising, dress codes, fame, txt speak, idols, music, sport, public movement and opinions are some of the ideas that seemed most apt for me to illustrate what I was trying to get at, which is that there is no harm in questioning anything you do. Just because everyone else is doing something it does not mean you are obliged to participate also. "The next big thing" will be yesterday’s news in no time. Who says you need to spend your evenings in front of a flat screen HD ready TV? Who says you don't? Who says you need to ride around on a skateboard or spend hours on end scribbling to get the most out of your day? Do whatever floats your boat, or don't."




PREVIOUS SHOWS


“The Scrum Tilly Lush” produced, directed, shot and released short film in association with WESC and Nike SB. The film was shot on location in 11 cities around Europe, and premiered in 6 cities alongside exhibitions of artwork incorporated into the film. Jan 2009

“Human Pyramids art collective” group show- displayed short film and acrylic portrait on canvas entitled “Gibbo” at the “Ghetto Gloss” gallery on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles. Sept 2009






‘Toys of Christmas Past’ - artist group show – Little Ghost Gallery grand opening. Dec 2009

‘Projected Weekends’ - The Digital Hub - Thomas St., Dublin. “A Tale of 3 Cities”, Dec 2010

“Pop won’t eat itself” featured artist in group show for SOMA gallery, Lombard St, Waterford. Jan 2010

“Little Picture Show”, in the Crow St gallery, Temple bar, Dublin. Feb 2010

"Central Zine’s 10 year anniversary exhibition", group show, at the Marlaska Gallery, Gran Canaria. Feb 2010


WHAT WERE ALL ABOUT!







The Little Ghost

Gallery – Studio



The Little Ghost gallery is a charming little nest tucked away in what used to be an old grain store. The gallery’s intimate size offers both creative’s and visitors alike to experience a more welcoming and charming side to visual art.
The gallery encourages openness towards the artists and visiting public and feel art can be enjoyed a lot more in cosy surroundings with a cup of tea in hand. The gallery intends to make you feel at home with the art on display. The aim of the gallery is to display and sell artists work in a humble setting that rejects the stiffness and lifelessness of typical art galleries.
The gallery acts as both a working studio and exhibition space for the artist. Depending on the artist in residence the studio can be open to the public and you will be able to glimpse a show in creation.
The frequent launch nights and show openings are always a huge attraction. The gallery transforms into an engaging social event with live music and projected visuals that always makes for a great party.
The Little Ghost gallery / studio is an independent space for independent artists. The gallery acts as a non commercial unit that facilitates artists endeavours by providing them with a compatible studio and exhibition space.
For more information on upcoming shows and gallery opening times please visit our blog –


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UPCOMING SHOWS





UPCOMING SHOWS



Pen Pal Pears – Group Show



Artists are selected and paired off to create a unique piece together. The catch is the artists only meet for the first time on the opening night of the show. The gallery brings two artists who may not know each other and have them create a piece together by using the Post. Their relationship is completely formed through the art piece they build together and without ever speaking or seeing one another meet for the first time at the grand opening.





The Big Sleep – Group Show



COMING IN AUGUST



Details will be posted on the Little Ghost Gallery Blog soon.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The Pen Pal Pear Group Show COMING SOOOOOOOON!!!!!

We are proud to announce that we have not yet typed up the new brief for the new Little Ghost Gallery Group show entitled 'The Pen Pal Pear Group Show' or TPPPGS show for short. But we are about to type the vrief up and when we do we shall sent it hence forth to every artist in the world ever. We hope to send it tomorrow. Its gonna be a show yal will wanna be a part of!

Phil Evans & The Little Ghost

From the 26th of March until the 2nd of April Mr Phil Evans will be taking over The Little Ghost Gallery with his first solo show which he has been working away on into the wee hours. Phil is a good friend of the gallery having exhibited with us before in the "Toys of Christmas Past" show, now he is going to completely take over the place and do his own thing.

Phil says the show is "A tongue in cheek look at having to supposedly comply to mob mentality in many aspects of life and society today. I'm going to have a lot of new work on display that I've been flat out on for the last while. As well as that, Bray beat bustawill be providing smoove grooves on the night and also debuting his first album, good show. There's a few extra little treats in store for the night in question to make it different from the usual well trodden opening night stuff, but you'll have to turn up to find out!"

I don't know about you, but I'm going to be dancing my pants off to Luke's serious tunes and more TUNES, now come party the night away with us square pants! Then look over the road to our nearest B&B and fall in the door.