Cosmic Collages

17.10.2011 | Art , Blog | BY:

With Frieze Art Fair having turned London into a kaleidoscope of visionary talents, the timing could not have been more ripe for Seana Gavin’s Alternate Dimensions exhibition at the b Store.

The artist will be showing exactly what makes her space psychedelia work so magnetic. The exhibit will include a three-dimensional collage window installation and otherworldly landscape pieces such as Lost In Space.

Gavin, for whom dreams, science fiction and her upbringing in Woodstock, NY all act as inspirations, has previously exhibited her pieces alongside the likes of Tracey Emin, Mark Titchner, and Jake and Dinos Chapman.

A graduate from the Camberwell College of Art, she explores different states of consciousness in her work, in reaction to the imagery overload and visual noise that constitute our modern-day world.

It is hard to pinpoint exactly what makes Gavin’s work so compelling: is it the full spectral range of colour, the seemingly unconnected elements that are blended into one cohesive image or the fact that her collages transport its viewer into another dimension?

The definite explanation of its attraction may still be up in space, but it’s clear that the only worthy  way to experience Seana Gavin’s work is up close and personal.

Alternate Dimensions is at b Store, 24a Savile Row, W1S 3PR until 5 November.

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The Young American

18.10.2010 | Art , Blog , Culture | BY:

One of our standout booths at Frieze this year showcased the work of  innovative Texan filmmaker Ryan Trecartin. New York gallerist Elizabeth Dee’s space was home to the first London solo showing of the  young LA based artist. Shorts from Trecartin’s seven-part project ‘Any Ever’ (on now at MoCA in LA) sat alongside a series of images featuring the glamorous characters that inhabit his fantastical films. We were captivated by Veronica – pictured here with Ryan – the space-age go-getter who neatly sums-up our consumer culture – shiny, sexy and tantalisingly shallow. We’re hooked.

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