Probably not the first time weed has entered an art gallery

these paintings are made out of hash

moncler outlet online Graham’s latest works, The Mary Jane Paintings, have taken up residence in London’s Handel Street cheap moncler jackets sale Projects, and are made out of hash. Probably not the first time weed has entered an art gallery though, in fairness. moncler outlet online

‘This is the only body of work using hashish I started these paintings about ten years ago and because of https://www.newmoncleroutlet.com the slow moncler jacket sale process cheap moncler outlet involved, finances and the difficulty of moncler sale outlet ever showing them, I worked gradually and developed the ideas within Moncler Outlet that time.’

‘There are the issues around possession, dealing art dealer, drug dealer value systems and exchange. There’s no specific message I want people to think about potential and the possibility of art being a form of transport

cheap moncler ‘We talk about art “moving us” well, where to? And how long are we staying for?’ cheap moncler

moncler outlet While he’s not a hash smoker himself these days, Graham does admit to having had a puff or two in his art student days. moncler outlet

moncler sale ‘This is one of the interesting things for me,’ he admits. ‘It’s partly biographical in that sense these paintings are about memories, expectations and a sense of navigation and reality.’ moncler sale

cheap moncler jackets (Photo: Peter White)One thing he may not have expected, though, was to have to get the works forensically tested before they were allowed anywhere near the public. Weed is illegal, as you may recall. cheap moncler jackets

moncler cheap moncler jackets outlet store ‘I spoke to a number of lawyers about the works before exhibiting them and one thing they all said was that a forensic test would definitely need to be made on the works before they could offer any advice we needed to establish “true content”,’ Graham explains. moncler outlet store

moncler outlet sale ‘I went ahead and did this, at considerable cost, and established that the active content is still present, but retrievability the process of retrieving the cannabis content from the paintings would be very difficult.’ moncler outlet sale

It adds another element to the works, with Graham moncler sale admitting that the ‘idea of artworks which are potentially illegal is an interesting space to occupy.’

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With calls for a government review into potential legalisation of marijuana for medicinal (and, indeed, ‘other’) purposes, it’s the perfect time for such works to find their way into the public consciousness.

moncler mens jackets ‘I am pro legalisation,’ Graham admits, perhaps unsurprisingly. ‘It would solve policing problems, it would raise money in tax, it would stop the black markets dictating what is available and would cease their profits and abuse. It would normalise things.’ moncler mens jackets

Before then, though, there’s ‘always other works to be made’.

monlcer down jackets Graham says he’d like to release an accompanying book explaining the Mary Jane Paintings in more detail there’s more weed y works to come, too. monlcer down jackets

‘I’d like to make a small number of the paintings each year while working on other projects,’ he concludes. ‘Only half the works are shown here and it would be great to get the whole body of work together at some point soon.’ Count us in. We’ll bring the snacks.

moncler sale outlet The Mary Jane cheap moncler Paintings are at Handel Street Projects until 14 July. moncler sale outlet

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