Mad March Hares - Vegas Gallery
19 March 2012
The latest exhibition at Vegas gallery entitled ‘Mad March Hares’ pays homage to the spirit of springtime. The show displays a collection of work by bright young artists for whom playfulness is integral to their practice, and includes screen-printed wallpaper, reworked objects, plotted charts and paintings. This collection sees the morphing of materials and the transformation of the everyday, questioning if things are really as they seem. E.A. Byrne presents a collection of formal charts which despite appearing analytical actually investigate the nonsensical linguistics of art criticism, poking fun at the customs of the art world. Pascal Rousson uses the visual language of the comic book to direct mocking humour at superhero artists, reducing them from respected highbrow to farce. Erik Bendix also employs cartoon imagery, manipulating characters from early animation to take the viewer to a darker and more troubling place. Blue Curry creates surreal assemblages which allude to a tropical paradise, combining the banal and the beautiful, whilst Corinne Felgate and Lisa Slominski playfully adapt everyday domestic objects with a disturbed and distorted result. Henry Hudson displays some of his infamous parodies in a bronze plaque. This metallic cast of plasticine impressions showcases adult themes which sit uncomfortably alongside the childish nature of the medium. This exhibition presents a funny, unsettling and at times absurd outlook, providing an enjoyable and thought-provoking journey through the absurdities of contemporary life.
On display 30th March - 12th May 2012