Sascha Bailey and THE UNIT LONDON
Fenton Bailey / Magnus Gjoen / Joe Webb / Mairi-Luise /
Russell Young/ Ollie Sylvester / Cecile Plaisance
9 Earlham St, London, WC2H 9LL
This March, The Unit London, Soho’s breakthrough artist-led gallery space, hosts for the first time The Something Else Collective. Curated by Sascha Bailey and Unit London directors Jonny Burt & Joe Kennedy, New Blood encapsulates the spirit of the young artistic movement emerging in London. Taking a fresh and challenging look at the art world, New Blood is an exhibition of contemporary visual art. Both led by directors under the age of 25, The Unit London and The Something Else Collective are creating a unique opportunity to see what the next generation of curators has to offer.
Highlights include a series of photographs by Fenton Bailey and Mairi-Luise which showcase their unique ability to objectify their subject. Bailey will be displaying his ever-maturing aesthetic with a series of photographs using his new muse Sarah, whilst Mairi-Luise’s brand new works are typical of her own very distinctive, erotic style. also to be included is international artist Russell Young who’s work shows us a very troubled world at a time of true turmoil, madness and beauty. He shows us that things are not always as they seem and the romantic memory of this time often works to hide a darker truth. Parisian photographer Cecile Plaisance will showcase her acclaimed Lens series of interactive lenticular Barbie holograms, giving the exhibition a unique, interactive edge.
In addition to the above, there will be exclusive works from Norwegian digital artist Magnus Gjoen, and British collage artist Joe Webb, whose surrealist work which explores themes of nostalgia and romance received critical acclaim at The Saatchi Gallery this year.