Got to see the launch of a surprisingly enjoyable exhibition of David Godbold’s paintings at the Kerlin Gallery last night.
Surprisingly because art rarely makes me smile these days. This one did. There is a need for more serious funny art.
Surprisingly because the atmosphere at launches in prominent galleries can be heavy, contrived and as enjoyable as a tax return form. Not a the Kerlin. Last night I enjoyed walking around a gallery (of the non municipal variety) and checking some quality, cheeky art.
David Godbold boldly laughs at God. The hijacked pages from kids’ old catechism copy books were particularly enjoyable.
Oh, and briefcases are back… The return of the brick mobile phones will be just around the corner then.