AVM Curiosities: AMBERGRIS

15 Jun 2013 – 30 Jun 2013

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Saturdays & Sundays 2-6pm or by appointment

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Herrick Gallery

London, United Kingdom

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AVM Curiosities: AMBERGRIS


Herrick Gallery is proud to announce AVM Curiosities first solo show. AMBERGRIS is an olfactory and edible exploration of one of nature's most curious scents. Once one of the most widely known substances in the world, it has now drifted into relative obscurity. This ‘universal cordial' has been used in everything from Indian ink to aphrodisiacs, and everywhere from Ancient Egypt to 21st century Paris. Its most common contemporary use is as a miraculous component of perfume, but most importantly, it is an acknowledgement and celebration of the great dark unseen mystery of the ocean. Join AVM Curiosities at Herrick Gallery for an introduction to this oceanic enigma, through a collection of historical objects, contemporary photography and edible curiosities. Think the Wellcome Collection but lickable… AVM have recently been awarded the Grey Goose 'Iconoclast of Taste' and Selfridges 'Bright Young Things 2013'. They are also currently exhibiting an edible Vanitas in the Memento Mori group show at Pertwee, Anderson & Gold. AVM's ongoing Edible Print Project will be included in AMBERGRIS. Taking an established art form and turning it on its head, the Edible Print Project bypasses the conventional canon in place of transience and temporality.


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