Saturday, May 22, 2010

"Many Dead Things: The Specimens of Alex CF," Superette Gallery, London

Friend-of-Morbid-Anatomy Suzanne G. of the incomparable Wurzeltod website and Tumblr, asked me to help get the word out about the upcoming exhibition: "Many Dead Things: The Specimens of Alex CF." The opening reception will take place on May 17th and the show will be on view until June 12th.

Full information following; check it out!
27 May – 2 June 2010
Opening reception: 27 May, 6 – 9 PM | 28 May – 2 June, 12 – 6 PM daily

Superette Gallery
66A Sclater Street, Off Brick Lane
London, E1 6HR, United Kingdom

In his first solo exhibition, following the release of his monograph, artist Alex CF offers the public a unique opportunity to see his bizarre specimens in person – objects that have so far only been witnessed by private collectors, such as Maxime Chattam (author) or Reece Shearsmith (actor, League of Gentlemen) who wrote the foreword for his book, and will be lending pieces from his own collection for the show.

Alex has spent the last five years crafting wondrous relics of an alternate past – a rich tapestry of 19th century cryptozoological artifacts and creatures that challenge our understanding of the natural world: The mummified remains of a vampire child, the taxidermied corpse of a 7-foot-tall adult werewolf, the trappings of scientists and archaeologists pertaining to the study of these species in the form of antique research cases, amongst many other fascinating objects.

The show will encompass a number of works including 6 new pieces and Alex will be signing his book.

Alex’s work has been featured in a number of well-known publications both online and in print, such as Weird Tales, Bizarre, BoingBoing, and io9. His work has also been featured on book covers, and in a number of independent films.

Click here to download press release.
To find out more, visit the exhibition website by clicking here. To visit Suzanne's amazing Wurzeltod website, click here; to visit her equally if not more amazing Tumblr, click here.

Image: By Alex CF, from exhibition website: L’enfant Diabolique, mixed media, 2010

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