Saturday, April 18, 2009

London Arts Digest. Mythologies at the Haunch of Venison.

Located just off the exquisite boutiques of New Bond Street, the Mythologies exhibition sticks out like a sore thumb. Although the theme of the show is the mythical and surreal, the exhibits on display might as well be exploring the topic of hallucinogenic drugs.

The second floor , in particular, defines the weird and wonderful of the art world. Light, paint, sculpture and taxidermy are used in unexpected and challenging ways. Paul Fryer's poignantly philosophical work is nothing but an egg levitating gently above an empty nest; while John Isaac's blend of bleeding internal organs and wood in a cube is frighting in a Bret Easton Ellis kind of way.

Definitely worth a look - admission is free, and the exhibits will haunt you for many days afterward.

Haunch of Venison
6, Burlington Gardens

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