Seven Deadly Sins
Slippery is the path of life and we are all in constant danger of sliding down the seven downward slopes… But they are so irresistible, so sweet and seductive, it’s hard for a person to resist the temptation before it’s too late. The hypnotizing and treacherous nature of the Seven Deadly Sins occupied the imagination of the roster of brilliant creatives from The Unit who depicted each of the evils separately, through the contemporary desires and immoral choices. The Seven Deadly Sins opens at 6pm on April 10 at 7 Earlham Street space Seven Dials Gallery, and the inaugural viewing will be private, reservation only event. The daunting display will remain on view through May 15, 2014.
The Seven Deadly Sins
The Unit, one of the London’s breakthrough contemporary art galleries has a new home at the address 7 Earlham Street. The inspiration for the 7 Deadly Sins exhibition came from the abundant cultural heritage of their new building, and the gallery called a phenomenal lineup of international creatives to produce artwork for, what is planned to be a radical exhibition, delving deep into the darkest and most profound wicked corners of human soul. The works created are to portray the irresistibility of sin and the man’s inability to repel the attraction, while simultaneously disclosing the innate goodness that dwells within each of us, representing a string of hope in our darkest hours.
The Seven Deadly Sins exhibition will present the artists’ visions of cardinal sins, with that each of them selected the misdeed to depict. The list of participating artists is rather long, and in encompasses Ivan Alifan, Mr Jago, Fabian Ciraolo, Ryan Hewett, Tom French, Kristian Von Hornsleth, Mason Storm, MATOX, Pam Glew, George Morton-Clark, Carne Griffiths, Jake Wood-Evans, Rowan Newton, SNIK, Ben Slow and others, while it also includes Schoony, an artist who is known for his controversial boy soldier figures and Carrie Reichardt, the renegade potter.
Greedy for good art?
With a career rooted in the realm of movie special effects, Schoony started producing artwork of striking expression and immaculate finish. His boy soldiers are epitomes of everything that is wrong in the world, and one of them will make a part of The Seven Deadly Sins show. The work represents the iconic Schoony image, emerging from a solid background with a grimace of pain and desperation, all drenched in a shiny, grey-brownish, ghoulish nuance. The boy will represent one of the portrayals of Greed.
Another artist we love is Carrie Reichardt, the daring potter. Her mosaics have already become world famous, because of their in-your-face message and the remarkable execution. Beautiful as craftwork, meaningful as artwork, the pieces of Carrie Reichardt will not cease to draw attention of all of us, anarchists at heart.
The sin-inspired exhibition is not to be missed, and if you don’t get overly frightened, you will be delighted.
The Unit was founded by Joe Kennedy and Jonny Burt in September 2013 as an artist run space with dedicated to taking a brave stand against the contemporary world of art, which ever so often makes a distance in relation to the people. The first success the gallery had at their West Bank base and is now moving to a permanent home at the Covent Garden’s Seven Dials. The Unit represents fine and urban artists with focus on their talent and art, rather than their reputation.