Sadly I got my invite to this show, which was only on for one day, to late to tell people about it in advance, but I recommend keeping an eye out for any future exhibitions of Francisco Gomez de Villaboa's work. The images he made for this show were a stunning commentary on the impact of austerity politics. His photographs seemed to often reference Spanish History and artists such as Velasqueza and Goya. Leftie politics nerds might also be fascinated by an image of ex-Green Left supremo Joseph Healy portrayed as an especially austere Victorian capitalist.
Francisco has a website at http://gomezdevillaboa.com/
Free Painters and Sculptors came into existence in the early 1950's as a splinter group from the Institute of Contemporary Arts. It was initially a group of painters who wished to break free of the stereotype that the ICA wished to impose on its members, it attracted other members and became organised as on a charity and corporate basis.
FPS has always maintained high standards with strict selection procedures for its exhibitions at a variety of fine venues including the Mall Galleries, the Barbican, Bankside Gallery and many others.
In the 1970's FPS gained support from The Society for Protection of Animals Abroad which leased part of its premises to FPS for admin and exhibition purposes.
Applications for membership, subject to selection , are welcome. we are looking for new members who are practising artists, or people who are interested in art who would like to help support FPS through admin, organising and publicising exhibitions etc.
We provide exhibition opportunities annually for members at various venues, mostly around London, we also provide a website where members work can be shown and sold, a blog and a regular newsletter which both publish articles from members.