Thursday, 10 November 2011

"Punk and Beyond" Art Exhibition curated by Gaye Advert Nov 25th - Dec 17th

Punk and Beyond at Signal Gallery, 32 Paul Street, London EC2A 4LB
November 25th - December 17th Tue-Sat 12-6pm

This exhibition looks very interesting, so I contacted Gaye Black who very kindly responded with a press release to put up on the Blog. I will certainly report back once I've been to the exhibition itself.

"When Punk Exploded onto the music scene in the 1970's it seemed to be an aberration: another pointless negative outburst of teenage angst involving lots of swearing, spitting and rudimentary music. Little did we know that nearly forty years on, the seeds planted by those early Punksters would flourish over the generations, so that in our own time of financial hardship and uncertainty, not a million miles away from the troubled world of the mid-1970's, Punk seems ever more relevant and attractive.

Evidence of this was the huge success of our "Beyond Punk" show last year, curated by Gaye Black (from The Adverts). A very wide range of people were able to appreciate this show, which brought together artwork by well known Punk musicians, including Poly Styrene and Adam Ant.

As a second installment to this journey, "Punk and Beyond" promises to be a very exciting expansion of the idea. Again curated by the iconic Gaye Black, we are now able to fill our new, bigger gallery space with more Artists and more artwork. The line-up promises to be even more varied and fascinating than the first show, with a wider range of both artwork and musical backgrounds. Fitting tribute will be paid to Poly Styrene, who sadly died of cancer earlier this year, with a series of specially commissioned portraits.

On the four Saturdays during the show's run, live music will be played in the gallery by several of the participating artists. Details of these performances will be available soon.

Gaye Advert photographed by Paul Slattery
This will be a show that celebrates the enduring creative potency of Punk and the line-up speaks for itself:"

Gaye Black (Adverts) - Ben Brownton (Shapes) - Billy Childish - Ben Edge (Spivs) - 
Ray Gange (Clash DJ) - Grant Hart (Husker Du) - Jowe Head (Swell Maps) - Robyn Hitchcock - 
Bron Jones (Eve Libertine/Crass) - Dick Lucas (Subhumans) - Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth) - 
Mark Mothersbaugh (Devo) - Christian Paris (Wire/Bears) - Savage Pencil - 
Marco Pirroni (Adam & The Ants/Wolfmen) - Robert Pollard (Guided By Voices) - Jamie Reid - 
Nick Reynolds (Alabama 3) - Penny Rimbaud (Crass) - Paul Simonon (Clash) - 
Tom Spencer (Lurkers) - Chris Brief (Briefs) - Charlie Harper (UK Subs) - Knox (Vibrators) 
Photography by Ian Dickson, Jill Furmanovsky, Ray Stevenson

Thanks to Paul Slattery for the classic photo of Gaye during her time in The Adverts.

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