Fri, 12 Apr

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The Hot Tin

UNDER SCRUTINY - PRIVATE VIEW - Chris Blunkell and Max Kimber

We are proud to present work by Chris Blunkell and Max Kimber and their new show - Under Scrutiny - Please join us at the private view for a new celebratory cocktail on 12th April from 6.30pm. Our well stocked licensed bar will be open for your pleasure until 11pm.

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UNDER SCRUTINY - PRIVATE VIEW - Chris Blunkell and Max Kimber

Time & Location

12 Apr 2019, 18:30 – 23:00

The Hot Tin, St. Saviour's Church, Whitstable Road, Faversham ME13 8BD, UK

About The Event

Chris Blunkell

California is a paradox – simultaneously familiar and exotic, both for those who know it well and those who have never been there. A lower middle class boy from east Kent, I didn’t leave British shores until I was 16. Nonetheless, TV and films brought Los Angeles into my life on a daily basis without my ever having to seek it out or pay particular attention – Columbo, The Monkees, The Rockford Files.

I first visited California in the late 1980s, not long after my sister Jane had relocated to Laurel Canyon. Then, as now, I found LA to be contradictory and fascinating – fast, vulgar, bewildering and beautiful. For a painter, the interaction of the natural and built environments, and the pin-sharp light that falls upon it, is a gift. Houses in these places can seem like miracles of both engineering and imagination – built elegantly in ways that accentuate rather than offend nature. You can get drunk on just design in California, and I do – regularly.

One weekend quite recently, a group of us rented a house in Palm Springs. Naturally, it had a pool, which came into its own when the sun dropped behind the mountains, the furnace-like heat abated, and the underwater l