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Saturday, June 27, 2009

Neckface in Copenhagen

Neckface opened up his latest exhibition on June 26th at the V1 Gallery in Copenhagen. Entitled Return To The Womb, the showcase looks to present the California-based artist’s usual brand of horror-infused works to his European fan base. Exhibition ends July 25th.

Entering Neckface’s universe is like entering a horror chamber. At first glance his exhibition resembles a teenage room. Nostalgia and smiles quickly appear. But at second thought the warm memories and daft grin soon feels wrong. Because the deadly noose clinging to Neckface’s scrawny beings, and the blood that gushes from the chopped off limbs are not only figments of the imagination. These are images that have followed humanity since we first set our sights on this planet. From the inquisitions and witch hunts of the medieval times over the Judas Cradle and Iron Maidens to the world wars in the twentieth century and the prison camps of the twenty-first century in which human cries are lost in a geographic void that literally exists outside laws and regulations.
Neckface was at the tender age of 20 named on of the most interesting artists on the American independent art scene. His gallows humor attracted attention on streets all over the world. His first exhibition, Witch Hunt, opened in 2004 at the seminal and influential New Image Art Gallery in Los Angeles. Soon after followed a book on his works, entitled Satans Bride! Most recently Neckface has had solo exhibitions at dpmhi (London), Monster Children (Sydney) and contributed to the important exhibition The Bay Area Now at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. Neckface first visited V1 Gallery in 2007 with the solo exhibition Rehearsal for Death.

V1 Gallery
Flaesketorvet 69-71
1711 Copenhagen V

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