Who is the Exhibitionist?

A good question. One inevitably followed by: Why are you doing this? and Please leave me alone and finally, for god's sake, life is hard enough without u and ur pretensions... The Exhibitionist is a helping hand in the difficult, dangerous and down-right spenny world of exhibitionism. I'm referring, of course to the practice of attending exhibitions, as opposed to the rather… Continue reading Who is the Exhibitionist?


Wearing Gillian.

So a dramatic change in fortune for the Exhibitionist has lead to a new job, as a Visitor Services Assistant at the National Portrait Gallery. This means I spend much of my time wandering around, looking at portraits and waiting for a terrorist attack of some kind. It's an interesting way of experiencing a Gallery… Continue reading Wearing Gillian.

Renaissance Man

I recently visited the National Gallery's current exhibition Beyond Caravaggio. Rather than focusing on the man himself, the exhibition centres around the work of lesser known artists who were inspired by Caravaggio in various ways. Some by his raw subject matter and commitment to realism. Others by his use of light and closely cropped frames. Actually, very… Continue reading Renaissance Man