Spit & Sawdust, London
List of Artists
Hadas Auerbach, Luca Bosani, Tom Ribot, James Capper, Emma Cousin, Pippa Easton, Jack Evans (guest curated within MARTIN and the Parasite by Georgia Stephenson), Liam Fallon, Elliot Fox, Roxman Gatt, Rosie Gibbens, Andrew Pierre Hart, Melloney Harvey, Norman Hyams, Natalia G Marten, Luzgina McShane, Lindsey Mendick, Amanda Moström, Anna Perach, Jesse Pollock, Yasmin Robsinson, Andrew Sunderland, Felix Treadwell, Gianna T., Xiuching Tsay, Giovanni Vetere, Paul Vivian, Jim Woodall.
Absinthe. Curious love of the sordid and the extravagant. Muse of the weird, twisted and eerie. Throughout its short history, absinthe has passed from antiseptic to vermicide, honorary salute to morphological being. It is ghostly and mutinous. It is no surprise that absinthe has long persisted in the underground, from Joyce to Baudelaire, Rimbaud to van Gogh. It was prolific amongst artists and writers of the boulevards of modern Paris: mystic visions of the Moulin Rouge, images that bled from their canvas with an emerald sorcery: hypnotic, aberrant and erotic.
Comprising 3 major exhibitions of emerging artists over the course of 9 months, ABSINTHE is a hybrid, eclectic, and at points inexplicable presentation of the weirder side of London’s emerging art scene. Located at the Spit & Sawdust pub, Bermondsey, each exhibition will present a mandala of artists that cut and splice between mediums and styles; a kaleidoscopic trip into the city’s current alternative art practices.
Art Licks Weekend 2019: ABSINTHE — ‘The Bar Fight’ with Nina Davies, curated by Georgia Stephenson (19.10.2019)
Art Licks Weekend 2019: ABSINTHE — ‘Long Lost’ with Rosie Abbey, curated by Georgia Stephenson (20.10.2019)