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XXX-mas Party at Strychnin London

11-30-2007 09:25 PM CET | Arts & Culture

Press release from: Strychnin Gallery

Featuring work by German photographer Annie Bertram and Christmas Ornaments by Elmer Presslee, Bijou, Angie Mason, Christina Graf, Laurie Lipton, Lucien Shapiro, Ver Mar, Jason Jacenko, Eduardo Benedetto, Till Krautkraemer, Chet Zar, Kristen Ferrell, Tim Roosen, Lisa Mei Ling Fong, Mimi S., Ansgar Noeth, Alexander Sterzel, Travis Lindquist, Danielle de Picciotto, Miraschi, Raf Veulemans, David Hochbaum, Marc Janssens, Virginie Ropars, Daniel Van Nes.
Music by Alexander Wolfe.

More than twenty of Strychnin’s artists have gotten into that special X-mas spirit and created Christmas Ornaments unlike any others. From goblins carrying gifts, beautifully framed miniature portraits, spiders printed on glass, to ornately crafted Victorian-looking lamps, each artist left his or her signature touch on the tree ornaments created for Strychnin Gallery’s XXX-mas show. These unique pieces of art are either limited edition or one of a kind – delightfully original, they represent Strychnin’s ability to inspire artists to new creativity and different fields of work: this time to be viewed on a Christmas tree.

Photographer Annie Bertram, who lives and works in Switzerland, is widely known for her portraits. Often set in morbid locations and mystical landscapes, she tries to go beyond the obvious, showing thoughts, feelings, and fate in her images. She longs to tell stories and show the depth of her models as well as their sometimes strange yet always enchanting beauty.
Annie has worked with many bands, creating artwork for Blutengel, Terminal Choice, Unheilig, Staubkind, Scream Silence and Metallspürhunde among others; she also works for major publications such as Orkus or Gothic Magazine.

Music will be provided by Alexander Wolfe, a singer and songwriter from London.

Strychnin Gallery London
65 Hanbury Street
London E1 5JP

www.strychnin.com

Owner: Yasha Young yasha@strychnin.com
PR: Iris Bitter production@strychnin.com

With galleries in three bustling hotspots – New York City, Berlin, and London – Strychnin Gallery is a playground for artists from all around the globe. It is a place where collaboration is encouraged, new projects are constantly developed and creativity is the one and only thing that truly counts.

Owned by charismatic curator Yasha Young, Strychnin is dedicated to presenting emerging American artists to the European art world and vice versa. It features a variety of artists with particular individual styles rather than artists belonging to a collective “hip” movement. If you insist on putting a label on them, try lowbrow turned highbrow, pop surrealism or fantastic realism among others.

Founded in Brooklyn in 1998, the gallery opened a European showroom in Berlin in 2002. The US gallery has since moved to a location in Manhattan’s Chelsea district, opening with a group show featuring over 70 artists in October of 2006. Strychnin opened a third location in East London’s vibrant art scene right off of Brick Lane in October 2007.

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