"Survival Of The Fittest" (Brighton Group Exhibition)
Gallery 40, 40 Gloucester Road, North Laine
Brighton, East Sussex BN1 4AQ
July 12-18, 2021
(Monday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.)
Drinks, not so private view
3:00 to 7:00 p.m. Saturday, July 17
David Apps/Adam Arbeid/Ben ArtDavid Corbett/Curiousi Teas/Curtains/
D n A Factory/David Freud/GlassArtWerks/Linda King/Bob Layzell/Sassy Luke/Michelle Mildenhall/Sexy Hooligans/Carrie Reichardt/Tom Spencer
Survival of the Fittest is the first exhibition staged by artist David Apps, the owner of Waterloo Square gallery in the beautiful village of Alfriston, East Sussex. Sadly, because of the lockdowns, his beloved gallery was forced to close its doors for the last time on December 24, 2020.
Before opening the gallery in 2017, David staged six group exhibitions a year, over a six-year period that included London, Berlin, Newcastle, Cambridge and Brighton but to name a few, always working with a large selection of outstanding and interesting artist and individuals.
This the first of five monthly exhibitions throughout the remainder of the year, that will see David starting back at the beginning again with a string of outstanding and fun events; bringing people back together through art.
All the artists are working together to re-build a healthy community of amazing artists, such as South East London artists the D n A Factory, Tom Spencer of the Professionals, who plays alongside the legendary Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook.
Along with Sexy Hooligans's punk-related clothing, David Freud, Michelle Mildenhall and her beautiful sexy latex art, each artist included has original ideas that always bring that extra something, making the exhibition an event not to be missed. Starting all over again, never compromising and always holding on to the wonderful inbuilt DIY ethic of doing anything you want to do, without being suppressed by the powers that be.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
David Apps was born in London April 1964. By the time he had reached his teens, the British punk explosion and the artwork of Jamie Reid had captured his imagination and became a massive influence in his life.
David later took up photography, taking thousands of photographs he developed an eye for capturing anything and anyone intriguing that crossed his path; his book East End, East London Photography is available worldwide on Amazon.
David’s limited edition screen-prints and Giclee prints are generated by re-working, and layering his original photographs, transforming them into striking and original examples of contemporary art. David then adds antiqued mirrors over his images. Taking artists such as Gaudi for inspiration, he creates custom handmade frames, constructed from such diverse materials as plastic toys, and jewelry.
David’s work is an inspired clash of the dark, angelic, subversive, and kitsch themes. It’s very British and always progressive. David is a charismatic individual whose art demands your attention, enjoy!
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