As part of Brixton Design Week, BRIXI (a shop come gallery space) will be gathering her creative troops and putting on a group exhibition, making her curatorial debut at Brixton East on Tuesday16th & Wednesday 17th September, 2014.
Born from a love of trawling junk shops and fusty museums, BRIXI has at its heart a love of beautifully made objects. Best described by a customer as ‘…like a museum where you can touch stuff…’ Purpose and practicality stand no chance in this shop – beauty always wins out!
Her exhibition is a celebration of form, colour and the ridiculous on a grand scale. A golden horse box, a ten foot steel pyramid and a wind machine … From rising Chelsea stars to long established Brixton-based painters and sculptors, this show salutes those working in the railway arches, studios, bedsits and dusty corners of this fertile area of south London.
Artists exhibiting will include Abe Odedina, Natascha Young, Stephen Wright, Amy Douglas, Stephen Stockbridge, Jane Howarth, Hayley Wall and Leah Reeves whose Juan is Dead pieces are simply adorable. Leah combines her love of other-worldliness with her mosaic skills to create contemporary one-off pieces of art.
One of our personal favourite is called The Dancers, beautiful vitreous glass hand cut tiles millefiori charcoal grout on wooden board:
On a moon-lit night, in the land of Juan is Dead you may find yourself dancing away your worries and cares. It’s easy to lose yourself among these beautiful and eccentric souls, so don’t be suprised if you’re still dancing when the sun is rising.
This is the first year Brixton has been affiliated with the London Design Festival and is taking the opportunity to show off her design prowess. The London Design Festival is an annual event, held to celebrate and promote London as the design capital of the world, and this year Brixton will be making her mark. The Brixi Army show is one of many events to be taking place over the week (September 13th- 21st).
100 Barrington Road,
16 -17 September 2014 11am-7pm daily
Opening Party 16th September 7pm-10pm
Juan is Dead. Collectables from the Afterlife.
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