Lazarides and The Vinyl Factory present a savage new exhibition of original artwork over a sprawling creative space in central London. In response to the theme BRUTAL eighteen artists are showcasing dynamic installations, murals, film, animation, sound and dance interventions in a cavernous space below 180 The Strand.

BRUTAL follows Bedlam (2012), The Minotaur (2011), Hell’s Half Acre (2010), Shut Down Show (2008), and Shadow Lounge Auction (2007) to become Lazarides’ sixth adventurous off-site exhibition coinciding with Frieze Art Fair. The exhibition will see brand new works from regular contributors Antony Micallef, Doug Foster and Lucy McLauchlan as well as artworks and performances from a diverse range of international guest artists.

Lazarides’ newcomer, LA based Cleon Peterson, will be unleashing his anxiety riddled world of violent figures and chaotic battle scenes on central London with one of his largest murals to date, alongside multi-layered murals from Outsiders favourite DALeast and a unique installation from Chicago’s contemporary graffiti star, Pose.

Esteven Oriol displays an intimate portrait of LA gang culture in his unmerciful photographic pieces, alongside Bill McRight’s fierce handmade weapons designed from found objects and street paraphernalia. NYC veteran Todd James aka REAS brings a fresh comic book animation with a colourful sense of horror to the show, while chilling film installations from Doug Foster and Karim Zeriahen submerge visitors into a haunting experience far away from the modern metropolis they entered from.

Strictly for the brave and forward thinking BRUTAL will explore the brutality of the times we live in and deliver a remorseless exhibition that will shock, move and surprise visitors.

“A BRUTAL show in a beautiful building for brutal times” Steve Lazarides

Artists: Antony Micallef, Ben Woodeson, Bill McRight, Brad Downey, Cleon Peterson, Conor Harrington, DALeast, Doug Foster, Estevan Oriol, James Lavelle, Katrin Fridriks, Karim Zeriahen, Know Hope, Lucy McLauchlan, Mark Jenkins, Pose, Sebastian Horsley, Todd James.

Until 27 October 2013
180 The Strand, London WC2R 1EA
12.00pm -8.30pm – booking online essential: FREE ADMISSION


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