Eat Me – Drink Me
This whimsical line EAT ME – DRINK ME is taken from Lewis Carrol’s iconic tale Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and has been the starting inspiration of a group show that proposes to transform the galleries into a place of reflection, introspection, and a cabinet of curiosities. This exhibition evokes the fascination in the history of art, and even more in today’s contemporary art of fairy-tales, fables, and folk-laws that can be traced back to Greco-Roman mythology in which they tried to use the supernatural to interpret natural events and to explain the nature of the universe. Combining painting, sculpture, and video in a 21st century palette, the GMF curatorial team introduces ten artists to this fascinating dialogue and attempts to make sense of humanity’s need for myth: Mat Collishaw, Matthew Darbyshire, Ian Dawson, Tracey Emin, James Hopkins, John Isaacs, Rachel Kneebone, Mark Titchner, Christian Ward, Gary Webb.
About the Artists:
Mat Collishaw has shown at Haunch of Vension Gallery-London/Zurich, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery-NYC, Karsten Schubert Gallery-London, and was in the famous Freeze exhibition-London (1998)
Matthew Darbyshire has shown at Herald St Gallery-London, Hayward Gallery Project Space-London, TATE Triennial-London (2009), and White Columns-NYC.
Ian Dawson has shown at Hales Gallery-London, Gallerie Xippas-Paris, and James Cohan Gallery-NYC.
Tracey Emin has shown at White Cube Gallery-London, Galleria Lorcan O’Neill-Rome, Lehmann Maupin Galley-NYC, and has had 20 year retrospective shows at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art-Edinburgh, Kunstmuseum Bern-Bern, was short-listed for the Turner Prize (1999), and has represented Britain at the 2007 Venice Biennale.
James Hopkins has shown at Max Wigram Gallery-London, Cosmic Gallery-Paris, Rivington Arms Gallery-NYC, and James Cohan Gallery-NYC.
John Isaacs has shown at Museum52-London/NYC, Feigen Contemporary-NYC, Haunch of Venison Gallery-London, Max Lang Gallery-NYC, and Modern Art Inc-London.
Rachel Kneebone has shown at White Cube Gallery-London, Madder Rose Gallery-London, Andrea Rosen Gallery-NYC, and Yvon Lambert Gallery-NYC.
Mark Titchner has shown at Vilma Gold Gallery-London, Peres Projects-Berlin/LA, and was short-listed for the Turner Prize in 2006.
Christian Ward has shown at Max Wigram Gallery-London.
Gary Webb has shown at The Approach Gallery-London, Bortolami Gallery-NYC, MW Projects-London, and the WhiteChapel Gallery-London.