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PRIVATE VIEW 11 JULY 6PM LATE 2008
Curated by Infinity Bunce
Will feature artwork by
Infinity Bunce, Espira, Francis Potter, Donkey Head and John Purnell, Ben Roberts
PRIVATE VIEW EVENING WILL ALSO FEATURE: Performance Art Raul Pina, Ben Roberts Film Jon Purnell Music/Bands-Tommy , The Juice, Lonesome Cowboys from Hell. Also now featuring I am Arm.
This show is not for the faint hearted. Curated by Infinity Bunce, who previously set up the Dorian Gray Project, it is a show made up of artists that explore and use art in a literal way to express their own visions of the world. Espira, being brought up as a Mormon, explores how to deal with the liberty of restriction by conveying region art and fashion in his work .Mixing it up and concluded with a cocktail of bizarre images that make the ordinary excitable, to make a position that triumphantly turns the mundane into the bizarre in his paintings and prints. The Opening night will feature performance artist Raul Pina, whose work involves elements of primitive rituals, archetypes and contemporary technology and has a tendency to curate bewitched souls in contemporary society. The performance on the private view evening is called 'Bombastic Impromptu 2007'.
Ben Roberts presents the Benjamin Street Gallery, his mobile gallery/performance piece that will be placed at the entrance on the private view night. The gallery, his van and place he photographs from, converts into an art space featuring his impressionistic yet iconic urban landscapes that reflect and document the way we usually see London, in motion. As Ben puts it, "From where I see, I can not always stop."
Infinity's artwork also captures urban culture. However, unlike Ben's moving landscapes, Infinity carefully depicts how young people live through multiculturalism. Painting images of young people who deal with their identity, fears and nightmares, and exploring how brands and consumerism affect youth culture. She explores gun culture and popular imagery. Her large MDF paintings are a mix of spray paint, acrylic and painstakingly applied multiple layers of household paint, which are created and built up over a period of time, and created drawing on her influence from street art. Infinity marks a similarity to Espira, as her paintings almost have a cartoon style to them.
'Donkey Head' is a comic that absorbs a junction between memory and dreams and the space that mystery inhabits. It's also a great read, and features a great big vacuum cleaner toward the end. Comics need more enormous vacuum cleaners, and this doesn't fail to provide. Espira challenges the role of the porn star blending in the sexy with the mundane. These images have a disturbed sense of humour to them brought about due to their cartoon sense.
He was described by Voltcase Magazine as 'the Punk Rock for the art world'.
Francis Potter is a New Zealand artist presently living in London. His work is concerned with the figure. However, Potter uses the figure as a collage caught up in many situations. Having lived in India, he projects many colours that suggest a warmer climate and there is a sense of dehumanization of a figure that is never a total part of its landscape. His paintings suggest an element of alienation. He mixs, overlaps and weaves his way through a pattern on intricacy which is all done in graffiti essence of dripping painted collage, to give an outburst of paint that cannot be ignored. Potter stills his travels into painting whereas film maker and performance artist, Jon Purrell, is captured on film with his travels around the London art scene, creating thought provoking pieces about the art world itself. Purnell's controversial performances include 'Haunted Tate', which is a performance at the Tate Modern of seven white-sheet clad ghosts. They stalk around the Rothko room before being ejected by security. The work highlights the fact that though art pieces are seemingly inanimate, the spirits of the artists is always close by. His work also contains an element of humour, which has underlying political overtones. During this exhibition a screening will take place on the opening night, and through out the show, of a selection of his performances that have taken place throughout London. His performances are captured on film and shown through television screens and a projector.