LOVE IN TIMES OF PAIN
Solo show at GLOBE CITY GALLERY,
Curtis Mayfield House
Newcastle Upon Tyne
3rd April – 30th May 2009
Preview Friday 3rd April 6pm to 8pm
Exhibition open Saturday 4th April then Wednesday to Saturday thereafter, 11.30am to 5pm
Installation on 3rd and 4th floors
Nearest Metro – MONUMENT
Details of event:
Globe are proud to present two installations by Franko B showing for the first time in the UK.
Love in times of pain presents a series of never-before-seen objects characterized by the exclusive use of colour black. The themes evoked – life and its vanities, death, eroticism and pain – remain central to the artist's investigation.
Love in times of pain is an encounter with a haunting setting of found objects and stuffed animals all pasted over in dense black acrylic paint; birds, a squirrel, the head of a deer, a fox, a turtle, standing still and awaiting for the viewer, mounted on trolleys, tables and other pieces of furniture, also covered in thick black paint.
The animals standing high on their 'pedestals' become monumental, glorious; it is as if these creatures are rescued and given a new identity, another lease of life. Standing high, facing the viewer with splendour, they become life itself; and the layers of thick, impenetrable black paint, this absolute monochrome, which usually evokes death, remains there as a reminder of a previous sore existence.