MODERN PANIC V
Curated by James Elphick of Guerrilla Zoo
A unique and powerful collection of surreal, controversial & provocative international artists.
**STEP INTO THE DARK SIDE OF ART**
Open to the public:
Saturday 8th – Sunday 16th November 2014
11am – 7pm daily | Admission £3
458 Hackney Rd, London, E2 9EG
Guerrilla Zoo’s acclaimed Modern Panic exhibition curated by James Elphick returns for it’s fifth incarnation. The show features a unique collection of surreal, controversial & provocative international artists and live art’s practitioners, exploring the furthest depths of the psyche and human archtypes.
This year’s exhibition offers a rare opportunity to witness the work of the surrealist Swiss painter, sculptor and set designer best known for his creations for the film Alien — the legendary H.R. Giger — and features exclusive sculptures co-created with his assistant Jules K. Bloom, completed before his untimely passing earlier this year.
The exhibition will also showcase work from UK-based illustrator Iain Macarthur, famed for his ability to embellish his portraits with decadent and flirtatiously geometric patterns. The twisted and warped universe of Scabbage with his disturbing Pests of London series, felt-based provacations from Lucy Sparrow whose recent felt Cornershop exhibition landed on art headlines worldwide, and the sequined skull of Sequin Kay which took 295 hours to complete, a labour that involved individually applying 24,500 sequins and 1,010 Swarovski crystals.
Alongside are the insurgent rising stars, including Belgian artist Simon Lejeune with his intricate futuristic machina, French artists Jean Francois Bouron and Olivier Dzo and their inked distopian reflections of society, the vivid religious iconography and prison-tattooed figurine pairings distilled from Russian artist Karina Akopyan’s unusual visions and Berlin based Anne ‘Blondie’ Bengard who’s colourful japanese influenced works pose undertones of humor and eroticism.
These and many more are part of the fifth year of Modern Panic, with further artists to be announced soon!
PRIVATE VIEW + ‘PANIC EPHEMERAL’ LIVE ART SHOW
Friday 7th November, 7pm – 11pm
Featuring live art performances – Limited Tickets Available