Wednesday, 26 June 2013
A BRIEF CASE OF GEORGE MELLY'S BRIEFCASE
a show of new prints by LE GUN at the French House, Soho.
Continuing in the vein of abstracted mythology and cosmic time travel is A Brief Case of George Melly's Briefcase - a show of new prints by Le Gun at the French House, Soho, based on the contents of a briefcase once owned by the late jazz pirate and trout tickler George Melly.
Originally created for the much travelled installation The Unknown Room, this set of drawings captures Melly's fantastical journey through scenes such as James Ensor's Brussels, a decadent oriental bath house and an ancient lost civilisation. As one of Melly's favourite bohemian watering holes the French House makes a fitting setting for this celebration of the great bon viveur.
ON DISPLAY FROM THURSDAY 27TH JUNE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. THE FRENCH HOUSE, DEAN STREET, SOHO.
Thursday, 20 June 2013
Wednesday, 19 June 2013
There's been a bit of a press bonanza for 'Memory Palace', and our LE GUN Ambulance!
Here is the preview of Toby Amies' film about the exhibition, shown on Sky Arts.
Radio 4 Saturday Review '...loved it' (segment starts about 28 mins in)
The Independent reviews it here, what The Guardian thought is here.
The Londonist is flattering but slightly misinformed here, Prospect Magazine is flattering, too.
Creative Review piece about the 'Making Of' of the V&A Shop displays we did, the displays were also featured here in Harper's Bazaar
Sky News clip (featuring Robert Rubbish & Neal Fox) is here
'Making Of' in the London Metro (full article here):
Friday, 14 June 2013
Thursday, 13 June 2013
LE GUN were asked to produce a piece for the Victoria & Albert Museum's exhibition 'Memory Palace'. The exhibition is based on novelist Hari Kunzru's story of the same name, which he wrote especially for this purpose. Twenty graphic artists were then asked to illustrate a section of the text in any way they liked.
The story is set in a dystopian London of the future, where an electrical storm has wiped all memory, knowledge has disappeared, and previous ideas and concepts are vaguely misremembered at best. Our piece of the text describes how 'doctors used to roam the streets, performing great tasks,' which led us to produce a misremembered ambulance.
We went about it in our usual way, going from concept to drawing to realising that drawing into three dimensions - you can see the piece at the V&A in London until October 2013.
Wednesday, 12 June 2013
To coincide with the V&A's exhibition 'Memory Palace', we've been commissioned to create the shop displays for the run of the exhibition (June until October 2013). We made two giant head 'light boxes' for the two large display cases out front containing a drawing each, and eight different memory heads that are displayed inside the shop.
Here is an article in Creative Review about the making of these pieces, featuring some action shots too!