At It’s Rude to Stare, we are very excited about The Piper Gallery’s imaginative, and playful new exhibition.
Come Carnival engages Markéta Luskačová’s project of immersive photography of Czech
Carnival – the ritual, the costumes, its unruly spirit of magic and metamorphosis – with a
selection of Francis West’s recent charcoal, pencil and pastel drawings which unleash a
Pandora’s Box of shape-shifting beings and vivid imaginary scenes.
Both artists frequently explore the dynamic creative energy of the carnivalesque, a
subversive spirit which generates an unbounded place of transformation and exchange.
Yet, this exhibition presents a conversation which resonates between two very different
practices; photography and drawing are set free to twist and revolve around each other in
Every boundary is blurred while uncanny links are formed as masks
and costumes, humans, gods and beasts – both demonic and divine, mystical and everyday –
come together in a covert choreography.
COME CARNIVAL: ENTWINED AND IN PLAY
WORK BY MARKÉTA LUSKAČOVÁ AND FRANCIS WEST
Friday 3rd May – Friday 7th June 2013
Tel: 020 7148 0350
Tuesday-Saturday, 10am – 6pm
At other times by appointment