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SALFORD URBAN ART EXHIBITION
 

Star date: 17th September 2010 

JOE COFFEY - HOODLIFE
Langworthy Cornerstone
Sept 2010 – Jan 2011 free

NEW LOWRY ART OF HOODIES

If LS Lowry was around today he'd be painting `kids on the corner of the streets', only this time they'd be wearing hoodies rather than clogs.

Coming out of the same school of alienation art is Joe Coffey, Salford's new Lowry, whose paintings cover the streetscapes of the city which are a million miles away from the shiny, sterile confines of MediaCityUK and The Lowry at Salford Quays. Joe depicts what he calls "the other side of Salford" – the destruction and demonising of working class communities.

Full story and loads of Joe's artwork here...


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HOODLIFE

Mixing the old scenes of a bygone Salford – the Kettle Drum pub, the Eccles Advertiser office, the rag and bone man – with the new underbelly of the city - tinned up terraces, bling and faceless and disaffected hoodiesJoe Coffey's paintings `speak' to many people. This is accessible art at its finest – simple and colourful, but with something massive to say about the state of Salford.

"I'm not glorifying hoodies or stereotyping Salford, it's not about that, I'm just documenting what I see around me" Joe explains "There's regeneration projects going on all over the inner city, but how much of that money will actually benefit Salford's communities and our youth?"

To underline the point, huge tears drop over Salford houses in more than one of Joe's paintings. His work is the visual backdrop to early 21st Century Salford, as Lowry's was to the mid 20th Century. Only this time there'll probably be a political backlash because Joe's art might put off a few BBC movers. In Salford, however, there's already a Facebook campaign to try and get Joe's work used as murals for local landmarks (see here)

But Joe's paintings aren't just of Salford's streets. Powerful primary coloured landscapes take a journey to an escapist dreamland – where hoodies and council houses come too.

Joe Coffey's HoodLife, featuring oils, acrylics, sculpture and sketches, runs at the Langworthy Cornerstone, 451 Liverpool Street, Salford, M6 5QQ from now until New Year 2011, with an official opening on September 30th. For further details on exhibition opening times, phone 0161 212 4400.

None of the work is for sale but visitors will be able to buy prints.

HoodLife is being promoted by SCMP (Salford Community Media Partnership) of which Salford Star is a member.

Photos of Joe Coffey by Zoe Savory

 

Hug a hoodie. wrote
at 10:23:19 AM on Friday, January 30, 2015
Hands depicted in pockets rather than pants.... Some artistic license being taken there!
 
fixed matches wrote
at 12:27:39 PM on Thursday, January 29, 2015
Hey there owner of www.salfordstar.com. Great site. I think you should be little more strict with the comments.
 
claire wrote
at 2:48:03 AM on Thursday, July 21, 2011
I used to live in the Kettledrum in the mid 80's, amazing people & stories, Salford is full of such characters. Worked and lived all over the world but people from Salford are pricless.
 
sharon walker wrote
at 1:47:19 AM on Wednesday, October 6, 2010
I think your work is amazing
 
Keith Dewsnup wrote
at 11:40:05 PM on Friday, October 1, 2010
Just wanted to say what an amzing exhibition it was last night. Langworthy Cornerstone is an excellent venue for this kind of thing. Joe Coffey is a phenomenal talent and his work speaks for itself. Looks like he's finally getting the recognition he deserves! Entertainment on the night was cracking too. Briggzy and Samir Harmim rocked the gaffe with Take me home and an exclusive performance aswell. SCMP are amazing for the work they do and the courses they run, people from one of their branding courses (I was gonna go on myself) were there who produced the flyer and the press release for the event. Salford's rising! P.S I've just finished editing and uploading my video of it onto YouTube:- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXFKvtasb14 Enjoy (I will do a better edit a.s.a.p using more images of Joe's artwork and make it a bit funkier but this one'll do for now ;)
 
yulius wrote
at 9:24:21 AM on Thursday, September 23, 2010
i like it. your paint
 
Jay Kipper wrote
at 2:38:49 PM on Friday, September 17, 2010
I have watched Joe and his work gain momentum during 2010, and I'm looking forward to seeing Joe rewarded with huge credit as his first media explosion has the whole of Salford recognising his name,face and more important his art ....unique, smart,local art. See u on the 30th Joe.
 
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