San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
This event will be a mask experiment; a chance to escape your opinion of yourself, a place to play and permit yourself to be seen
Let the mask lead you to experience something unfamiliar in the midst of shape-shifting beasts and beings, who duck, dive and dissemble through the drawings of Francis West and photographs of Markéta Luskačová. Both artists have had long, sustained careers having been critically acclaimed, exhibited and collected since the 80s. Their recent work is free-spirited and performative - responsive to dislocations and chance incidents. In their different ways both these mature artists have been able to break free from their creative habits, their established and well- practiced ways of making, moving, and speaking.
We are going to abandon the polite ritual of a gallery talk and allow something else to take place here. Under the creative guidance of Roddy Maude-Roxby - an artist, actor and mask master - Art Wednesday’s out and about explorers will join with the artists Francis and Markéta to actively participate in a trance-inducing event within a carnivalesque world of misrule and transformation.
Places are strictly limited. Please book tickets through Art Wednesday’s website as early as possible. The Mask Experiment starts at 6.45pm. Your hosts Megan Piper, Lizzie Perrotte and Max Bergius will be there to welcome you at The Piper Gallery from 6.30pm.
About Art Wednesday's 'Out & About' tours:
The intellectualisation of the art world bugs us, which is why here at Art Wednesday we attempt to simplify it online. Offline we host Nice To Meet You events that connect you our audience with the people and ideas that you deserve to know about. With 'Out & About', we've gone one step further and created a series of tours, so you can now meet the incredible community of artists working right under your noses, either in their own environment or at a gallery. These studio and gallery visits will offer you a little window into art in the making and the opportunity to see it up close, without the usual stuffiness.
Image credit: Untitled (2010) Francis West
Gallery Info: The Piper Gallery
Arrive: 6:30pm [sharp!!]
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