> “Revert to Disarray :
Life After Horror & Romance”
Neu Gallery 30a
Redchurch Street, London E2 7DP
Εγκαίνια : Πέμπτη 6 Ιουνίου
Ώρα: 7.00 pm
space between acuity and confusion, detail and dissolution, contemporary
Greek painter Stefanos Rokos arrives in London with his first UK show.
It's a world
you've already spent some time in, I suspect. You turn your back on a
compelling stranger only to find just colours, smoke, and memories. Any.
Friday. Night. And who doesn't smile in recollection of that near riot
down the guitar bar? Sure, your friends will be along presently, little
punctures in the chaos, and yet that sense of an ending gathers,
reflected in the waiting lenses arrayed across the room.
In these works
the senses will meet their match. Details are perceived, yet evade our
grasp. Women might be muses, imperilled, but always fatales. Men find
safety in numbers, hoping to cope with the fantastical. And music is
ever present, filling each silent canvas as we revert then, to disarray.
Performances in the gallery every Thursday:
: Matt Friedberger solo (The Fiery Furnaces)
: Stef Kamil Carlens solo (Zita Swoon Group)
: Alexanders Festival Hall
: Piney Gir
acts that will be performing during these four weeks had also
participated in the making of "Horror & Romance on Another Planet", the
music compilation that Stefanos Rokos curated and released instead of an
art catalogue for his last solo show in Athens three years ago. Lead by
previous collaborations and/or friendship, he had then asked artists
that he knew and admired to compose and record music inspired by his
Half of New
York's The Fiery Furnaces, inventive, absurd and as prolific as one can
be (last year he completed his 8 lps solo box set as well as an original
instrumental motion picture soundtrack for a non-existent horror film),
Matthew Friedberger will be presenting his custom made compositions
inspired by the exhibition.
STEF KAMIL CARLENS
Key figure in
bands like dEUS and Kiss My Jazz during the 90's, Stef Kamil Carlens
from Antwerp, Belgium, soon chose to focus on his very own special
project, the band/collective now called Zita Swoon Group. From the early
days of Moondog Jr to the contemporary stage performance of "Dancing
With The Sound Hobbyist" and his recent collaboration with traditional
West African musicians, though, he still remains a dedicated
singer-songwriter too, often showcasing his intimate one-man live thing
in it's simplest form.
ALEXANDER'S FESTIVAL HALL
Baxendale member and long time Piney Gir collaborator, Alex Mayor (aka
Alexander's Festival Hall) just released his very first brand new full
length personal album called "Not a dry eye in London"!
Kansas, USA, but based in London for around over a decade now, Angela
Penhaligon has been playing (and possibly making) music since the age of
four. Her unique taste on pop and country led her from her first record
"Peakahokahoo" in 2004, to "The Yearling", to the Piney Gir Country
Roadshow touring band, to the "Jesus Wept" and her latest "Geronimo!" lp
produced by Los Angeles' Rob Campanella.
New website! > www.stefanosrokos.gr
Revert to Disarray: Life After Horror
6-27 June >
Neu Gallery, London