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POWER: consumerism & the culture of excess

A-side B-side Gallery

Hackney Downs Studios

Amhurst Terrace

E8 2BT London

Show Dates: 02-09-2016 – 18-09-2016

Join us at the closing party of, ‘POWER’ an exhibition curated by Tim Gomersall. Your last chance to grab an affordable limited edition print, pin badge or why not treat yourself to an original! 

Live performance, music, drinks and barbecue: FREE ENTRY

In the mid 80’s people believed in the future. In many ways, the 80’s were the future and we have been in a decline of postmodern apathy ever since. The belief in wealth & power as a fast track to happiness led to excess, greed, and inevitable disappointment. Before the dawn of the decline of western civilisation, there was a dream.  And that dream was electric pink, battery powered, and smelt of greasy biceps.

With the advent of the Internet, social media and consumable technology, that dream has been shattered by the ever more apparent truth behind the opulent lives that we lead. The carefree consumerist society we have wallowed in has been shadowed by the undeniable imagery of slave labour, collapsed sweatshops and exhausted resources that fuel our ever-increasing material hunger.

POWER features a collection of artists who are exploring the culture of excess and how it has evolved since the earliest days of consumerism.

The Actorvists, Adam Bartlett, Personality Crisis, Jim Demuth, Toby Evans, Asakala Geraghty, Tim Gomersall,

Colin Gordon, Nick Gripton, Nicos Livesey, Stephen Maskell, Alex de Mora, Archie Proudfoot,

Marc Sethi, Paul Sethi, Natalia Stuyk, Marvin Watkins, Dan Wilton

25% of profits from art sales will be donated to Clean Clothes Campaign - Improving working conditions in the global garment industry


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