for those of you who don't know, charlie gates has a fascination with old, discarded objects and with collecting... even collecting the dead. digging things out the ground, scraping road kill off of the streets of london, practising d.i.y taxidermy.
she open creatures up to reveal their internal worlds, experimenting with preservation, manipulating the decay process using techniques like salt, gloss and shake’n’vac. with what is left she creates macabre sculptures, involving other found and meticulously arranged objects, placed into bizarre surreal assemblages. creating freakish characters, a metamorphosis of their discarded lives.
d.i.y taxidermy ii: dicing with death is her new exhibition; the private view is on november 15th.
[time: 19:00 - 22:00]
[where: 7-9 crucifix lane - under the arches of london bridge] W
want to know more? saatchi online have reviewed her previous exhibition, and profiled her too, and gallery on her blog is not to be missed.
invite the world!
[charlie gates] x