Plus: Friday 7th June 2013 Artists reception at South Place Hotel EC2. 7pm – 10pm With DJ Jim Sclavunos (Bad Seeds / Grinderman) plus live performance from Matt Friedberger (The Fiery Furnaces)
Charting the 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.
SHOW RUNS 6th – 27th June 2013
Program of live music throughout exhibition month:
Performances start at 8pm each Thursday in June
Thursday 6th June – Matt Friedberger (The Fiery Furnaces)
Thursday 13th June – Stef Kamil Carlens (Zita Swoon Group)
Thursday 20th June – Alexander’s Festival Hall
Thursday 27th June – Piney Gir