Punch & Judy Puppet Show
The puppets were made by Layla Holzer and Spike dennis and the voices were provided by Peter Hathaway and Amelia Johnstone.
The inaugural exhibition by the Pack of Wolves entitled ‘Manifesto’ will open at The Sho Gallery in Cardiff on the 4 September 2012.
Those are the voices of my brothers, darling; I love the company of wolves. Look out of the window and you’ll see them.’ – Angela Carter
Manifesto is the first exhibition curated by the Pack of Wolves; a collective of artists and illustrators bound together by a respect for one another’s artistic practice, ambition and limitless imagination.
‘A manifesto is a written public declaration of the intentions, motives, or views of the issuer, be it an individual, group, political party or government. It often is political in nature, but may present an individual’s life stance.’
This exhibition entitled ‘Manifesto’ presents the stance of the individuals participating in the Pack of Wolves which when combined will form the basis for the collective manifesto
The exhibition will be consist of thoughtful and enchanting new work by members of the Pack of Wolves including paper cut illustrations and hand embroidered typographic works amongst others.
Friday 7 September 2012, 7.00 – 10pm
4 – 16 September 2012
The Sho Gallery
2A Inverness Place
‘We’, you and I, are the basis of Kimberley’s work. Kimberley examines elements needed to produce portraiture, investigating the displacement of the spectator and the subject; investigating the shift in spectator power relations and how much visual information contributes to a person’s identity and how displacement of the spectator and subject can be affected. In the history of art, people have sought to produce images either of themselves or of others and portraiture has become a source of endless interpretation, documenting and revealing subjects, however we can never ‘know’ the subject within an image.
Kimberley Adams’ current work ‘Look’ invites the spectator to seek out the portrait of the artist as no image is provided. The portrait will be realised at a glance, through conversation at private viewings, through the introduction of friends, it may even take place at home when researching the artist. The way in which the spectator views this portrait highlights the many ways in which contemporary portraiture should be viewed.
‘So come with me where dreams are born and time is never planned. Just think happy things and your heart will fly on wings forever in Never-Never Land’
- Peter Pan
Born in the late great summer of nineteen eighty something Spike Dennis displayed an aptitude for making and creating at a young age primarily through his love of playing with Duplo™ and Stickle Bricks. He spent several years floating around inside his own dreams imagining that he was roaming the mountain tops in the far north, chasing the Lunar Hare with a fish knife, before eventually giving up his preschool toys in exchange for some paints and brushes.
Spike trained at the prestigious Wimbledon School of Art in London where he was taught the deepest darkest secrets of the age old tradition that is Fine Art Painting. He later completed his Masters Degree in Fine Art following which he developed his purple tendencies, a lust for unicorn porn and a textiles based arts practice.
With a penchant for big hair, acrylic paint and peroxide Spike won’t be satiated until he has taken his distorted visions of the world around us to the furthest reaches of the universe.