16th June 2016 - punkPOPbaroque - A show by David Apps and The DnA Factory MRBS
Punk Pop Baroque is an exciting joint exhibition showcasing some of the amazing works available by David Apps & the DnA Factory. This is a chance to see creativity at its best, a wild, dark, provoking display of sculpture and artwork from two of London’s collectable artists.
We’ll also have a début screening of “David Apps – Photopunk” – the film starts at 6.30pm on opening night and runs for half an hour.
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Opening night – 16th June 2016 – 6pm-11pm Music and Licensed Bar – 6pm-11pm Documentary Starts at 6:30pm
Exhibition runs from 16th – 29th June 2016 – please contact the gallery for opening times.
A British photographer and artist who moved from London’s East End in 2014 and is now based in the vibrant art city of Brighton. Taking thousands of photographs, David has continued to develop an eye to capture anything and anyone, he takes a photo in his own unique thought-provoking way. David’s artwork is angelic but dark, beautiful and evocative, kitsch, very British and very ‘now’, you cannot glance at David’s designs without wanting to look again.
There will be 25 brand new unseen works from David Apps
At present there is a six months waiting list for David’s custom hand made frames.
David has been filmed over the past four years for the documentary entitled “david apps” Photopunk. A story following his path in life from musician to artist, and self-destruction to creativity.
THE DnA FACTORY MRBS: This exhibition is a chance to showcase a ‘Part One Section’ of a larger installation titled BackToGO. The collection of sculptures, prints and ephemera included in this show all interlink in the story (initially inspired by The Course Of Empire, a series of paintings by Thomas Cole, with their inspiration drawn from Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage by Byron). They are all related, not only by maker but also as part of the game or piece of the puzzle.
So in ‘Part One Section’ we’re taking the viewer on a truncated journey through history, through the here and now, to pose a question about the future, about repetition, about direction, about hope. We use the figure predominantly as a visual centre piece, clothed in metaphor, thereby the figure wears the emotional, political and physical responses to the question or questions posed. This also serves to emphasise the role of our own species in the schematic, a reflection of society, a reflection of fears of dreams, of desires and of consequences. As in The Course Of Empire, the path of this game takes us through ideas and images of growth, expansion and dissolution, a suggestion of their timeless and cyclical nature.