Tuesday, 23 August 2011

The Long Late Last Sunday of August 28th

You are warmly invited to see Joffe et Pye this Sunday 28th August from 12 noon till 9pm. Joffe et Pye is an exhibition of paintings, furniture, and Snoopie houses, inspired by family friendship, and French painting.

This is the last chance to see the show described by Ekow Eshun on Radio 4's Saturday Review as exhibiting "Intense feelings about love, loneliness and fear, anxiety desire and hope and ambition all come into play in these paintings. Very powerful I thought. What could have been fey, arch or game playing was actually very warm." and Lisa Appignanesi as "Droll, funny paintings about loss, friendship and family... intimate paintings in an intimate space. I was won over by it. It was good."

We hope you can join both of us for a final look and chat about the show.

Jasper Joffe & Harry Pye

Sunday August 28th, 12 noon to 9pm

Chateau Joffe, 7C Plough Yard, Shoreditch EC2A 3LP. nearest tube Liverpool Street or Old Street. Train: Shoreditch High Street. Map http://g.co/maps/ryxx Turn down the little road after Drunken Monkey

If you like bring a bottle of wine or some beers, or some juice and stay for a while to enjoy the show. Jasper will be there all day, Harry will be there from 6pm.

More info:
Preview in the Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2011/jul/30/this-weeks-new-exhibitions

Listen to the review on Radio 4: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0134xdd

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Joffe et Pye on BBC Radio 4's Saturday Review (7.15pm, 6th Aug 2011)

Left: Misha Glenny
"I really liked seeing these two artist's works together"
Left: Lisa Appignanesi
"Droll, funny paintings about loss, friendship and family... intimate paintings in an intimate space. I was won over by it. It was good."

Left: Ekow Eshun
"Intense feelings about love, loneliness and fear, anxiety desire and hope and ambiton all come into play into these paintings. Very powerful I thought. What could have been  fey, arch or game playing was actually very warm."

Bidisha and her guests the writers Lisa Appignanesi, Ekow Eshun and Misha Glenny review the week's cultural highlights including A Midsummer Night's Dream at the RSC.
Nancy Meckler's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon is set in the 1960s and has comedian Marc Wooton playing the role of Bottom. Imaginative lighting effects and choreography are used to conjure up a suitably otherworldly backdrop for the supernatural events that play out in a forest outside Athens.
Queenie Dove is the narrator of Jill Dawson's novel Lucky Bunny. She grows up in the East End of London during the 1930s and 40s, learning to use her talent for deception to her best advantage. After the war she finds herself rubbing shoulders with recognisable characters from London's demi-monde as she carves out a shadowy but independent life for herself.
French director Julie Bertuccelli's film The Tree stars Charlotte Gainsbourg as a widowed mother bringing up her four children in rural Queensland. Her daughter Simone is convinced that her late father has taken up residence in the huge fig tree that looms over the house, a conviction that grows stronger as the tree itself begins to endanger the family.
Channel 4's new late night arts season Street Summer is a celebration of street culture and includes films about graffiti, hip hop and streetdance. Bidisha and her guests have watched two programmes from the season: Concrete Circus which features four street athletes who have become YouTube legends and One Man Walking - a piece of contemporary urban choreography.
The exhibition Joffe et Pye is an attempt by the artists Jasper Joffe and Harry Pye to revive salon culture in East London. Held in Joffe's studio-cum-home it features paintings by both artists which celebrate friends and family... and Snoopy.
Producer: Torquil MacLeod.
Listen to the show by clicking here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0134xdd

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Chantal's Pop Up Restaurant at Chatteau Joffe

On Monday night the bold and the beautiful gathered to not only delight in the visual feast of paintings and sculptures by Jasper and Harry but also stuff their faces in anstonishingly good nosh provided by Jasper's sister Chantal Joffe.

                           (Photo above: A sneaky peak inside Jasper's home. Photo below: Sally)
(Above: Ivon and Anthony)
(Below: Dan)
(Photo below: Marcus and Mark on a fag break)
                                                     (Above: The quiet before the storm)

Monday, 1 August 2011

Harry's photos from the Joffe et Pye private view

Above: Art tramp and sex pest Simon Ould points at my painting "Meeting of the Minds"
Below: Jasper's beautiful bar staff
Above: Chris and Caroline completely ignore my tribute to Jeremy Deller hanging on the toilet door.
Below: Jasper's biggest fan John Moseley stands in front of a painting of Alba Joffe
Below: Jasper gives a much deserved hug to a very supportive helper
(Above: The Pye family pose in front of a painting called "Pye Family Picnic")
 (Above: Jasper's little helper Oscar checks out Le Snoopy House)
(Below: A nice lady I met who told me she was a lawyer and that she lives in Peckham)
(Below: An extreme close up of the lovely Uliana Apatina with my painting of different coloured squares)
(Above: Two happie chappies enjoying some Fosters. I have no idea who they are or why I felt it was necessary to take a snap of them).
(Below: A lovely little girl who made paper flowers to give to her friends)
Photo Above: Jasper's mate Remi and his girlfriend whose name I can't remember.
Photo below: Alex takes a closer look at a Joffe masterpiece
Below: A sample of Jasper & Harry postcards

Jasper and Harry on the Radio

Last week Jasper and Harry were guests on Resonance FM's "Make Your Own Damn Art Show" hosted by George Lionel Barker.
Jasper and Harry did their best to talk about themselves for almost a whole hour but every now and then fellow guests Alex Chappel of Decima and artist Chris Baker managed to get a word in edgeways.
Exciting News: Next Saturday on BBC Radio 4 at 7.30pm the "Joffe et Pye" exhibition will be featured on the Saturday Review show.