Halloween Closing Party • GUISE Collective presents Further From Heaven

31 Oct 2019

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Thu, 31 Oct
18:00 – 23:00

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Join us at for the Halloween closing party of 'Further from Heaven'; a fancy-dress encouraged, last chance look at this exciting show! Come along for contemporary paintings, cocktails, exploitation movies & dancing!


�� FREE ENTRY • £5 Cocktails ��

Date: HALLOWEEN, 31st Oct
Time: 6pm till late
Place: Hotel Elephant, SE17 3EP
Dress Code: Fancy Dress (encouraged)

�� Costume inspiration: 1950s Sci-Fi, Russ Meyer, Exploitation, Monsters, John Waters, Vampira, Ed Wood ��

In every dream home a heartache
And every step I take
Takes me further from heaven
Is there a heaven?”

                                    Roxy Music, 1973

A curious menagerie of fictional characters emerge, appearing in a state of ecstatic chaos, simultaneously celebrating and mourning; revealing the toxic influence of consumer culture through new modes of painterly portraiture.

Juxtaposing playfulness & pleasures with ominous subtexts, GUISE Collective has brought together a group of artists, each exploring themes of urban loneliness, champagne socialism, indulgence & its consequences.

Challenging the traditional male gaze within painting, ‘Further From Heaven’ celebrates female, genderfluid & non-heteronormative voices in the sphere of contemporary 2D practice. 

Transforming a social space into a world of isolated personas, curated to sit amongst the audience during their everyday coffee rituals; GUISE injects the space with private narratives creating a collective conversion of desire & despair.

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GUISE Collective

GUISE Collective

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Liberty Antonia Sadler

Liberty Antonia Sadler

Natalie Anastasiou

Natalie Anastasiou

Sonia Wynn

MinJoo Kim

Adam Baker

Abbie Davies

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