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Founded in 1979, October Gallery, in central London, exhibits innovative, contemporary art from around the world. For over 39 years, October Gallery has pioneered the development of the Transvangarde - the trans-cultural avant-garde.

ARTISTS

LR Vandy

Using a mixture of found and made objects the work aims to make new meaning from seemingly unrelated mediums forced together.

The current Hull series of sculptures takes model boat hulls and transforms them into masks adorned with fishing floats, porcupine quills, and acupuncture needles.

The hull forms allude to the transportation of commodities, the process of trade and movement, but as masks they represent a transformation of identity drawing upon the tradition of talisman, charms, or amulets. The fishing floats reference witchcraft/voodoo needles or nails, representing aggressive protection, creating a tension throughout the works. The overall forms draw together the opposing aesthetics of attraction and repulsion; alluring and seemingly decorative pieces that on closer inspection provoke a sense of danger in the larger context of the globe, creating a series of multi-layered ideas.



   
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