DALSTON SUPERSTORE 117 KINGSLAND HIGH STREET E8 2PB
PRIVATE VIEW - FRIDAY 16TH MAY 7PM - LATE
EXHIBITION RUN - SATURDAY 17TH MAY - SUNDAY 10TH AUGUST 2014
CURATED BY – SASKIA WICKINS
ASSISTANT CURATOR – EMILY BRYSON
From the artist behind the spectacular Friday club night Nancy’s comes an exhibition that takes an ingenious illustrative spin on the characters featured on the centre pages of the 1970’s Playgirl magazine.
The MACHO series evolved from an idea of representing sexual elements within pop culture and commercials will hang from the rather appropriate walls of Dalston Superstore.
Bright colours, candy like gloss, simple lines and negative spaces. This body of work plays on the sense of masculinity portrayed in this era. The luminosity and playful cropping builds icons made of hair and a pansexual spirit.
Al, Hank, Ken, Lee, Dan, Frank, Ben and Matt will leave you wishing you could turn back time.
Ego Rodriguez, Spanish Illustrator, fascinated with the macabre, the uncommon and anything slightly left-of-centre was born in windswept Asturias, but has been living and working in London for the most part of the last 18 years. This will be Ego’s fifth exhibition, but the first time you will see this masculine collective in all their glory.
The opening night will coincide with an all singing all dancing classic Dalston Superstore Friday club night, Mega Nancy’s, with an extraordinary line up including Hifi Sean, The Lovely Jonjo, Jeffrey Hinton and Johnny Kalifonia.