Alùn Davies presents SÙPERNOVÆ – Free Exhibition at Dalston Superstore
ALÙN DAVIES & DALSTON SUPERSTORE PRESENT DALSTON SÙPERNOVÆ | EXHIBITION – WEDNESDAY 25TH JULY – SUNDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER 2012 | DALSTON SUPERSTORE, DALSTON | FREE
We are thrilled to support Alùn Davies’ spectacular transformative installation which takes over Dalston Superstore‘s upper bar and gallery space – a new world of colourful, futuristic landscapes expressed in a multi-media environment of mural paintings, luminous neon sculpture, 3D props, film, photography and sculpted portraits.
Get yourself along to Dalston Supernovae, and expect to see armored battles, paintings, a photography story by Thomas Cooksey and stylist Kim Howells, a live events schedule and readings.
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Davies brings together the elements of his meteoric, multi-faceted career to create a gallery of characters who ‘act out’ the age-old narratives of relationships: love, death, battle and betrayal. These characters’ costumes form a new collection of work, which is seen for the first time in a gallery context. Davies has drawn inspiration from his own stellar back catalogue of previous work worn by T.E.E.D, Lady Gaga’s Monsterball dance troupe and his high-end editorial/advertising commissions.
Davies combines the debris of Dalston’s elite with crystal, glitter, Swarovski, mirror and glass in an alchemical process, creating objects that attain the new energies and properties of desirability. His Muses of Metamorphosis are found in the depths (and sometimes alleyways) of Dalston, Berlin and New York: androgynous, futuristic, self-formed characters from another dimension.
Friends, lovers and muses contribute their alien DNA, including performer and porn icon Danni Daniels, recording artist Peaches, designer and Vogue Fabrics club owner Lyall Hackarai, milliner and collaborator Piers Atkinson, stylist Kim Howells, fashion photographer Thomas Cooksey, illustrator Rebecca Rice, curator Eleanor Weber, writer Michael Nottingham, poet Sitron Panopoulos and live artist Owen Parry.