I Lost My Heart to a Starship Trooper exhibition opens at Griffin Gallery
12TH JANUARY- 24TH FEBRUARY 2017
Griffin Gallery is delighted to present I Lost My Heart to a Starship Trooper, a group exhibition that examines the importance of appropriation and influence in the practices of ten contemporary artists.
The exhibition is curated by the London-based art consultant Catherine Loewe, in collaboration with Griffin Gallery Director Becca Pelly-Fry.
Catherine Loewe said:
‘The exhibition’s title comes from the 1978 Hot Gossip song of the same name, and also refers to the artist Glenn Brown, who used the title for one of his paintings, a meticulous rendition of a Rembrandt. Through this appropriation, Brown united something old and almost sacred with something modern, and this, in part, was the genesis of the exhibition. While all of the featured works open up myriad lines of inquiry, from challenging notions of value and authorship to examining modern morality, the show is in essence about the artists’ relationship with the art historical canon, from Old Masters to the present.’
Glenn Brown, Luke Caulfield, Gordon Cheung, Stephane Graff, Henry Hudson, Nick Hornby & Sinta Tantra, Wolfe Von Lenkiewicz, Mariele Neudecker and Gavin Turk.
The Studio Building
21 Evesham Street
London W11 4AJ
Monday – Tuesday 10:00-17:00
Saturday and Sunday 12:00-17:00
Image: Gavin Turk, ‘Gavin Turk – Large Transit Disaster (Blue, Copper & Ochre), 2013, Copyright the Artist. Courtesy Ben Brown Fine Arts, London