Fancy something a bit different tonight? Longstanding Gray’s Inn Road men’s hair salon Vic’s hosts a pop-up week-long show by local collective A Brooks Art that brings together solo exhibitions by artist Sadie Hennessy and Julia Riddiough.
Something for the Weekend, Sir? considers what it means to be a man today, and includes three works that address male grooming, masculinity, the gaze and the painful compulsions of male sexuality.
While the exhibitions are separate, they also interweave and are in dialogue with one another.
Sadie Hennessy presents a wry feminist manifesto. Her hybrid collages create unsettlingly surreal combinations, delivered with a wicked sense of humour aiming to unsettle its audience, whilst eliciting a jolt of recognition. She explores themes of identity and personal representation, investigating the role of men in society and how this is reflected in our every day.
Julia Riddiough, meanwhile, creates vivid film and photographic essays that combine fact & fiction using found imagery. Encompassing photography, video and printed material Clip Cut Gel includes the exhibition of three works that address male grooming, masculinity, the gaze and the painful compulsions of male sexuality.
Private View, tonight, Thursday 2nd October 2014, 6 – 9pm, with live performances. Find A Brooks Art at Vic The Barbers, 185 Grays Inn Road, London WC1X 8UF. Exhibition runs till 11 Oct Monday to Friday (11am-6pm daily)