openPR Logo
Press release

Strychnin Gallery London and Resistance Gallery present: A Basement of Dolls – New Works in Oil by Suzzan B.

01-06-2009 02:17 PM CET | Arts & Culture

Press release from: Strychnin Gallery

In colaboration with STrychnin Gallery, Suzzan B. will be exhibiting at Resistance Gallery in London.

In colaboration with STrychnin Gallery, Suzzan B. will be exhibiting at Resistance Gallery in London.

Opens February 13th, 2009, at 7 p.m. at Resistance Gallery in London, featuring a live performance by The McCarricks.

Interested in psychology, physiognomy and body language, works by British painter Suzzan Blac are not for the faint of heart. Negative feelings, pain, anger and frustration are the motives behind them, often making them uncomfortable to look at through their intense, direct expression of strong emotions. Blac is interested in the darker aspects of human feeling: her latest series of paintings, to be seen at Strychnin Gallery’s new London collaboration partner Resistance Gallery, is about the sexual and social conditioning and exploitation of females.
Suzzan Blac loves the colour, translucence and mobile quality achieved by painting in oils. Using only her imagination, she starts all of her work with a blank canvas and a subconscious doodle, creating intense images by channeling her own emotions and by reflecting the viewer’s mind into her work: laughter, repulsion or amazement, sometimes all combined into one. She considers herself a surrealist through whose art we can observe the innermost thoughts of another human being without feeling intrusive, and thus have the capacity to connect, identify and react to the universal insights that can be found in her paintings.
Her latest series of works deals with the pressure exerted upon women by the media to conform to outside standards of beauty and physical perfection, as well as social conditioning to become beautiful ornaments and sexual objects, all of which can result in detrimental effects such as eating disorders, dangerous plastic surgery, and lack of self-worth brought on by feelings of inadequacy, especially in young girls and teenagers. Focusing on the realm of pornography with Playboy merchandise aimed at girls as young as eight, Blac questions the effect the industry may have on the personal development of these young minds, and consequently on their adult personalities.

“A Basement of Dolls” depicts women with mutilated bodies adorned with lingerie and other stereotypical visuals of a sexualized point of view, such as exaggerated lips, doll’s bodies or stylized reproductive organs, vividly colored hair and overdone make-up. They call attention to our concepts of beauty and also of intimacy, causing us to question our own ideals regarding beauty and gender, and those imposed upon us by the media and society.

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 Gallery opened a third location in East London’s vibrant art scene right off of Brick Lane in October 2007.

The gallery participates in major international art fairs on a regular basis, including Bridge Art Fair, Liste, or Art21 in Cologne, which appointed gallery owner Yasha Young to its selection committee in 2008.

Strychnin Gallery Berlin
Boxhagenerstr. 36
10245 Berlin

Press contact Strychnin Gallery: Iris Bitter
+49 160 915 15 965

The exhibition will take place at
Resistance Gallery
265 Poyser Street
Bethnal Green London E2 9RF

Phone: +44 772.350.5641

This release was published on openPR.

Permanent link to this press release:

Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.

You can edit or delete your press release Strychnin Gallery London and Resistance Gallery present: A Basement of Dolls – New Works in Oil by Suzzan B. here

News-ID: 64103 • Views: 1089

More Releases from Strychnin Gallery

Nephelococcygia/// Cloud Cuckoo Land /// Solo Exhibition by David Hochbaum
In Aristophanes’ comedy “The Birds,” an imaginary city built in the clouds by birds at the instigation of two Athenians represented both a fantastic caricature of Athens in the poet's day and a sort of Philistine Utopia: full of gross enjoyments, hence, in literary allusion, cloudland- “fools' paradise”. A fools paradise in the clouds- is that where we’re going when we search the clouds for familiar objects? This action, coined precisely
Strychnin Gallery presents: "Those Whoe Dream by Day", A Visual Journey Inspired …
“Those who dream by day”, opening doors on the 15th of March at Strychnin Gallery, celebrates the imagination and oeuvres of the great Edgar Allan Poe. The mysterious man, whose life was short and filled with tragedy, left behind one of the most admired, questioned and influential literary body of works. While alive, his writings were ostracized and put under heavy scrutiny; many denied reading his publications. However, the public did yet
It’s the year 2013, if you’re reading this Earth has shockingly survived the Mayan prediction and prophetic date of December 21st, 2012. Since this is being written in the past, it’s not certain what has happened to humankind. Did Earth collide with planet X? Or was the cataclysm of 2012 a positive physical and/or spiritual transformation for humanity. Be as it may, hopefully this day will mark the beginning of
„Christian is a global ambassador for LOVE, he takes his heart and pours it into everything he does.“ -Shaney Jo Darden / Founder Global CEO / The Keep A Breast Foundation / Los Angeles As the year comes to an end, Strychnin Gallery saved the month of Decemeber for a special exhibition, Metropolitan. Metropolitan is an important rendition of today’s developement. With the passing of each moon, we become

All 5 Releases

More Releases for London

Millboard London Showroom reopens
Following the relaxation of lockdown laws, Millboard’s London Showroom on Clerkenwell’s Goswell Road has reopened for business. Callers to the centre are once again able to view the company’s ranges of high-end decking and cladding, subject to pre-booking their visit and the usual social distancing and mask-wearing rules. Showroom Manager Trevor Shephard is delighted to be able to welcome visitors once more. He said ‘Millboard has actually done very good business
Smilepod :– Making London Smile!
People often say it is hard to find a dentist you like in London. You want a convenient London Dentist, which provides friendly and professional dental care in an inviting and caring environment. This is the ethos behind Smilepod. All of their 6 centrally located dental practices are within 5 minutes of a tube station. They understand that Londoners are busy and don’t want to miss work to see the
SEO Agency London
FirstRank is a leading digital marketing agency based in London, offers Website Development, Search Engine Optimization and Social media marketing service. we provide seamless growth for your business with our digital marketing services and solutions. Our highly competent teams are constantly adding the smile to the faces of our clients. Digital marketing is an investment and our digital marketing Agency focus on returns. In 2012, we started as a SEO company
London 2012
Off to the Paralympics with 15,000 spare parts Ottobock, the medical equipment company, is preparing for a large-scale operation at the Paralympic Games in London (29 Aug. to 9 Sept. 2012). Some 4,200 athletes are expected at the second largest sports event in the world. In order to ensure technical service for them, Ottobock is sending 78 orthopaedic technicians from 20 countries. The first vehicles are already transporting 9
London House Prices Fall
Property agents in London have reported a record gap between asking prices and actual sales prices. According to analysis by agents Douglas & Gordon, which compared the asking prices on the Rightmove website with those logged on the Land Registry, there is now an average £79,000 gap between the two figures. This compares with a gap of £6,574 in 2003. Buyers now routinely offer £50,000 or more beneath
CMB confirms that Bocimar International has sold the Capesize vessel Mineral London (2006-173,949 dwt). The net sale price amounts to USD 60.2 million. At the time of delivery of the vessel, scheduled to take place in the course of the fourth quarter 2009, a capital gain of approximately USD 5.7 million will be realised. CMB, Compagnie Maritime Belge, is a maritime group with its registered offices in Antwerp. The company was