April 8, 2012

The triptych ,’Arthur and the Vandellas.’ has been accepted for the SHAPE Open exhibition in April. A triple portrait of performer Tonny A , a wonderful performer who has no forearms due to Thalidomide. Tonny appears as Arthur and as the Vandellas. Based on the famous girl group from the sixties whose biggest hit was ,’Dancing in the Street.’ The piece is an affirmation that we can all be whatever we chose regardless of Race, Gender or Disability.


Portobello Gallery

6 Thorpe Cose

W10 5XL

24th April – 6th May  12-6 pm 

closed Mon 30th April





The Skin I’m In is Charlie Pi’s new exhibition since last year’s successful  summer show @ St Pancras Church. Charlie Pi returns this year to The Crypt Gallery with a series of large works on paper which take  the form of children’s nursery rhyme illustration, plans, sketches, storyboards, illustrations, comics and text made large. As Charlie says, ‘Not precursors but finished works in their own right”. Indeed, using paper as a free space to examine both theme and the process of illustration has taken Charlie’s signature baroque paintings to another dimension where iconographies of beautiful young black men have become a mixture of mixed gendered subjects set in multi-image  polyptich.

The Skin I’m In, The Crypt Gallery @ St Pancras Church

11th – 30th August 2010, 12.00 – 18.00 (Tuesday to Sunday)

Opening Night – Wednesday 11th August, 18.30 – 20.30