Hokedblog called over to Black Rat Projects yesterday to catch up with Brooklyn-based artist Swoon ahead of her Murmuration exhibtion opening on the 1st December. The artist has been in London for the last three weeks transforming the gallery space with a large scale installation for this her very first London solo show. We had previously mentioned the show, having posted one of the huge street pieces Swoon had pasted in the streets a few weeks back. The Murmuration installation is simply mind blowing and the Swoon show that UK fans have been waiting to see. The space has been completely transformed with a sea of Swoons elaborate paper cuts and huge towering three dimensional pieces, which have seen the removal of the galleries lighting system to accommodate their scale! We spent an hour in the space yesterday our head spinning trying to take everything in and it is one that we plan to revisit again and again. After a very short chat with Swoon she was gone in a blur, with work still to be done she was whizzing around the gallery at lightning speed paint brush in hand scaling ladders finishing various pieces, all while directing a lighting crews and a team of gallery assistance who had begun to transform the space from an artists studio into what will become the Murmuration installation. Our photos above are just a small teaser of what people can expect, we don't want to spoil the wow effect that we got on entering the gallery! Due to the sheer scale and the nature of the show we suggest those attending the show opening this evening get down there early as it's gonna be busy.
The show runs from December 2-January 14 2012.
Private view December 1, 6pm 8.30pm
Black Rat Projects - Arch 461 - 83 Rivington St (through Cargo garden) -EC2A 3AY
Below is our full set of images we took at the installation for those of you who are unable to attend this stunning exhibition.
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