An exhibition featuring an exciting gathering of artists to celebrate the arrival of spring. They are bringing together a variety of stimulating, original work to create a vibrant, elemental environment. This is sensual work, using wild, primeval, multicultural and pagan elements to celebrate the power of nature and of the imagination.
Dagmar Rieger (Austria), Ella Guru (USA), Helene Williams, Jo Roberts, Gaye Black, Danielle Dax, Charlie Pi, Stephen Bird.
Most of these artists have international reputations, and have exhibited and performed around the world.These artists boldly examine life, death, sex, religion and transgression. A mirror is held up to our culture’s taboos, in terms of what is acceptable to represent, to reject, and to use. The work at the exhibition shall be a combination of sculpture, painting, illustration, film, collage and assemblage.
These artists share a common vision. They are aiming to convey the divine aspect of human nature, and it’s dark twin: our animal desires and instincts. Ever since the dawn of human history, we have been making images of supernatural beings and holy creatures.
Our oldest surviving images represent urgent ideas about nature, primal urges and the supernatural. As human society has “progressed”, it is worth contemplating that religious icons still represent some of the most beautiful aesthetic expressions in our various cultures, whether we choose to worship at them or not. Regrettably, lives are still being lost, and wars fought over such icons, and for the right to create and display such religious images, so we should ponder what they represent politically and culturally.
The exhibited work shall be supplemented with sessions of performance and music from Jowe Head & The Demi-Monde, Helene Williams, The Rude Mechanicals, Bird Radio, Rotten Bliss, and Sexton Ming.