Exhibition

Heroin and Heresy : Sassy Luke

9 Nov 2019 – 12 Dec 2019

Regular hours

Saturday
12:00 – 16:00
Sunday
12:00 – 16:00
Tuesday
12:00 – 16:00
Wednesday
12:00 – 16:00
Thursday
12:00 – 16:00
Friday
12:00 – 16:00

Seespray Gallery

Hastings
England, United Kingdom

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SeeSpray Gallery hosts it's new, riveting and explicit exhibition this Autumn with artist Sassy Luke.

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Sassy Luke known for being a master of adornment of the icons that wallpaper our every day lives. Tired old images of Queen Elizabeth II and Jesus H Christ are given a right good snazzing up with wicked humour and precise skill. Comforting, but completely new and better... and blasphemous... and riddled with treason.

Through a mixture of poverty and luck she was charged with the task of clearing out the former 'home' of an addict. What she documented and cleared out became an entire art project. A seemingly fully functional member of society when met face to face, but the tidy up operation revealed a trail of theft from the other residents of the building in order to fund a serious habit. The poignant words above the bed, usually found in some kind of family home, are a stark contrast to the layers of hazardous filth that the artist was wading through both emotionally and physically. 

This is not the exploitation of an unfortunate junkie, but a very first had documentation of the horrors of addiction and forces the viewer to think about our own addictions and how we perceive us to be different from other junkies. This show is guaranteed to take you on a journey through a range of emotions in a beautifully uncomfortable way.

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