Launched at The Peculiar People, 2016, Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea
Focal Point Gallery
BOGOF (Buy One Get One Free), 2016, is the second of two related commissions from Focal Point Gallery. The first Save Southend-on-Sea Central Library (2009) was shown in Savoir Faire, 2009.
BOGOF is designed double sided to offer it’s collectors viewing choice. It is a purposely hypocritical response to the original commission – a purposely lukewarm campaign to save Southend’s Central Library within which Focal Point Gallery was then situated. It was earmarked for demolition. The library was relocated to a new building shared with Essex College. Both library and gallery exist in a newly gentrified state; the gallery is housed in a space exactly the size of a Tesco Local should its funding ever fall through.