|Jonah Freeman & Justin Lowe - Caberat Starlight #3, 2012 custom pigment print|
|Jeneleen Floyd - LA Nocturne, 2012, video with sound, Aaron Sandnes - Auto Bandit (Octave Garnier), 2012|
The text that accompanies Kiss Me Deadly, The Singing and The Gold by Alissa Bennetts, is a short, deceptively simple, screen play; a twisty, turny mystery with seemingly doppelgänger females at its centre. I had a similar feeling of doubles and familiarity walking around the gallery. Faces I felt like I had seen before, scenarios that seemed reminiscent of black and white films or newsreels, things buried in my subconscious somewhere, or perhaps I just wish I had seen them.
Downstairs in the black walled dimness is where the show stashes its gems. Secrets are gouged out of the wall to reveal a monstrous clash over a beautiful woman. There is a sense of the criminal underworld where the shadows cast are full of mystery and near misses while bad men in good suits scan the grubby opulence.
|Jeneleen Floyd, Birds, 2012, Cut and pasted paper|
|Mark Hagen, To Be titled (Subtractive and Additive Sculpture #10), 2012, Rainbow Obsidian, epoxy, anodized aluminium and stainless steel space frame|
Kiss Me Deadly
29 Jan - 9 March 2013
74a Newman Street, London W1