Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Mythologies at Haunch of Venison

AMAZING exhibition of 40 artists at the new Haunch of Venison gallery (used to be Museum of Mankind) behind Piccadilly.

Love this by Jennifer Wen Ma - the video projection onto the stone is so sharp and bright - fantastic. 'New adventures of havoc in heaven II' (2008)

Hard to photograph these installations by Jamie Shovlin, small crate with a tiny crack to see in, to see a miniature staircase leading to a closed door, like a basement and another box with a projection inside. His work is all about hoaxes etc (read links).Jamie Shovlin, Family Album (Box), 2002-2005, Cardboard, paper, wood, ink, paint, pencil, inkjet prints, frames, trophy, scrapbook, video cases, cassettes, 1/12th scale miniature set, and carpet with timed slide projection, CD sound loop and speakers, 130 cm diameter, height 26 cm. Interior dimensions 26 cm x 26 cm x 12 cm.

Some of my favourite work by Heather and Ivan Morison - mentioned b4 in my blog as I loved their card from Danielle Arnaud, and my rubbish quality video of Dark Star (1997).

Lightbox work by Daniele Buetti - Is my soul losing control (2008) Just liked the effect and contrast of the black glossy perspex/glass and glowing spots.
Didn't get time to see the whole thing as it was closing but great curation, interpretive material and exhibition design - especially liked the quotes.

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