(Pasties Cider Presley)
28th May – 2nd July 2004 Private View Thursday 27th 6 – 9pm
Paul Becker, Michael Jackson, Ben McLaughlin, Floyd Varey
Oggy, oggy, oggy! Oi, oi, oi! (call of tin miners verifying how many pasties
Floyd Varey provides the context for a small show of paintings and drawings
by Becker, Jackson and McLaughlin. Varey’s Scarecrow and Painting
Table, complete with spinning bottle rack (Duchamp), stand guard over
a selection of mildly disturbing figurative paintings.
Paul Becker has provided us with drawings of masturbating teddy bears
and murderous woodland creatures, fluxed up Beatrice Potter that would
have the analysts working overtime. Michael Jackson paints small canvases
of mundane landscapes, dusty corners and empty lobbies. There is an air
of the suicidal and mind numbing intensity invested in his, apparently,
banal subjects. Ben McLaughlin has provided two miniature paintings of
a hotel, one with the lights on and one with them off, while Varey himself
shows a portrait of an incredibly sad Pink Panther.
Instead of encasing these works in a traditional gallery setting Floyd
Varey will be framing the other works within a PCP fuelled chaotic structure,
reminiscent of a fairground attraction, complete with green and pink walls,
jigsaws of the state-room at Buckingham Palace, postcard Queen and toy
alien. Your senses will be spinning in a cider induced haze with only
the words of the King for comfort.
Future Exhibitions at MOT
LILITH 9th July –13th August 2004.
I AM THE WRATH OF GOD 27th August – 1st October.
floor Regents Studios
8 Andrews Road London E8 4QN
T +44 (0)207 923 9561 M +44 (0)7931 305 104
Open Fri, Sat, Sun 12-5 or by appointment
Underground Bus 394,106,253,26,48,55,D6, D3, 8