26/02/11 Apocalypstick show at The Nunnery Gallery
Apocalypstick brings together 12 artists to create a platform for a discussion about the use of colour in both contemporary art and in the wider world. The show is co-curated by ArtLab artist Jeremy Willett and Siân Hislop; Willett writes,
‘We had a list of about 40 artists who we would like to show. As we looked through the work we realised our choices had a similar thread running through their work: all employed colour as an important aspect and many had work with a sort of disturbance or psychological imbalance.’
Colour has long been associated with the wild, primal and the feminine, as well as being considered intuitive, instinctive and against logic. Encompassing a spectrum from the childlike and playful through to the disturbing and sinister, the work in the show operates on a sliding scale of chaos and sensory disquiet. Pigment and hue is not only a formal element but a psychological one, with colour employed as a metaphor for seduction and intoxication. A radical colour key often refers to a skewed reality, symbolising a loss of control, a sensory overload. Artists included in the show are Jonathan Baldock, Shane Bradford, James Ferris, Richard Gasper, Ludovica Gioscia, Siân Hislop, James Howard, Dunstan James, Sinta Tantra, Bea Turner, John Walter and Jeremy Willett.
Show open: 1 – 5pm, Friday – Sunday, 4th - 27th February
The exhibition is being shown at The Nunnery Gallery, 181 Bow Rd, London, E3 2SJ