Monday, September 27, 2010

SUPERUNKNOWN at Edel Assanti

Curated by Andy Wicks & David Northedge

David Small, Ed Payne, Gordon Cheung, Graham McNamara, James Roper, Matthew Atkinson, Michael Ashcroft, Rob Sherwood, Rosalie Wiesner, Sayshun Jay.

Private View
Wednesday 6th October 7 - 9pm

Exhibition Dates
Thursday 7th October - Saturday 13th November

Gallery Hours
Wednesday - Saturday 12pm - 6pm or by appointment

Address - Edel Assanti, 276 Vauxhall Bridge Road, Victoria, London, SW1V 1BB

Edel Assanti is proud to present Superunknown, an exhibition curated by Andy Wicks and David Northedge.

Literature and Hollywood have long been creating dark and empty visions of near future societies in decline. In the present day, materials addressing this subject matter have once again found their way onto reading lists and cinema screens, forming a focal point for contemporary popular culture.

Projections of our universal future are often delivered in cautionary tones and serve as warning of how to avoid the total decimation of society. Notional futures of grim decaying interiors and bleak grey landscapes populated by savage inhabitants are the cultural benchmark for a morbid moribund world limping towards apocalypse.

Superunknown is a group show of twelve artists who produce work that addresses a future full of dreams, illusions and fantasies, celebrating the neglected virtues of the glossy, lurid and bizarre. The combined works on show articulate a hallucinatory collective vision of a future in which illicit vices serve as the connective tissues for a population wheeling recklessly onwards with a stoic apathy toward redemption and self-preservation.

This group show is formed predominately of painters whose work share a common aesthetic of semi abstraction and contemporary landscape. The exhibition also features photography, video, sculpture and installation based works.

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