My friend, the artist Gerry Smith, is organising an exhibition in Ostend of Belgian and British artists, both living and dead. The venue for the work he is putting on display is the whole ground floor of a big, modern hotel on the sea-front beside the casino. It’s got lots of interesting spaces to show different work in, changes of floor level, lots of corners, longer and shorter walls narrowing and widening into corridors and foyer areas between the entrances, reception, bar, restaurant and main staircase.
It’s a lot of work for Gerry at very short notice, but so far so good, he’s excited and it’s coming together nicely. Its opening is timed to coincide with Ostend’s annual Mueum Night, on Feb. 14., Valentine’s day, when all the art galleries in the town are open till eleven o’clock or midnight. He was alerted by another friend of ours, Patty Vermeersch, a couple of months back when she said that she had found a place for his exhibition, only that he had to decide soon if he wanted to go ahead with it because all the info and publicity for the Musuem Night was shortly going to press. [Read more…]