HUSK gallery is excited to announce Levity, a group show co-curated by Josh Berry and David Blackmore. Bringing together six emerging London based artists working across, Painting, Performance Sculpture and Video.
Levity explores the value of playfulness and humour; as a means to interact with and question the world. It highlights the potential of Art to simultaneously engage in conversations across the expanse of life; from the weighty and dark through to the light-hearted. In the light of recent world events; exploring the relationship between art and humour is particularly pertinent.
Humour forms an important tool for each of the practitioners selected whom use it to open up conversations surrounding more serious concerns. Louise Ashcroft & Lily Johnson's collaborative performances disrupt the everyday and playfully revealing an imaginative alternative to the mundane. Josh Berry appropriates iconic elements of Western culture He breaks and reconfigures them sharing the results. David Blackmore uses his work to highlight and resist dominant power structures; presenting facts in their absurdity. Harry Bix draws his work from disparate sub cultures. By combining his own experience with subjects of his admiration he transplants himself into the situation through a form of fan art. Similarly Dickon Drury’s paintings play with mixed messages balancing between ideas of good and bad painting whilst teasing with sincerity. Owen Thackeray makes works that investigate ideas of ownership, superstition and integrity; employing and corrupting modern visual cultures.