Pilar Corrias Gallery: Charles Avery at Art Night 2017

Charles Avery, Untitled (Couple kissing on Dha), 2016, watercolour, acrylic, pencil and ink on paper mounted on linen, 70 x 50cm

Pilar Corrias, London.

Charles Avery
Art Night 2017

Saturday 1 July 2017, 6pm-4am
New and existing work
Sculptures, posters, performance and a cocktail bar

Locations of work:

The Egg Eating Egret
White Mulberries Cafe, Ivory House, St. Katharine Docks, London, E1W 1UH
Cocktail bar & performers: 6pm – 2am

Tree no.5 (from the Jadindagadendar) (2015)
Marble Quay, St. Katharine Docks, London, E1W 1UH
Sculpture & performers: 6pm – 2am

Dha (2017)
Braithwaite Street Bridge, London, E1 6GJ
Sculpture & performers: 6pm – 2am

Poster campaign advertising the Eternal Dialectic
Royal London Hospital, London, E1 1BZ & various east London locations
Posters: 6pm – 4am

Charles Avery brings components of his imaginary Island to east London. The Islanders’ main city, Onomatopoeia, appears at St. Katharine Docks as part of a large-scale installation incorporating sculpture, drawings and posters. Significant features of the Island, such as trees and gods are displayed for one night only, as well as its main trade: eel hunting. A cocktail bar much loved by the Islanders, The Egg Eating Egret, operates from the premises of the White Mulberries café all night, serving custom-made egg cocktails to the public, while locals from the Island may appear unannounced. Promotional posters for the Eternal Dialectic, the leading cultural event of Onomatopoeia, are also brought to the streets of the East End through a flyposting campaign.

Charles Avery’s project is supported by St. Katharine Docks and Elephant Gin. Further thanks to White Mulberries, Vital Arts and Barts Health NHS Trust.

Art Night 2017 is a free festival of contemporary art presented in collaboration with the Whitechapel Gallery and curated by independent curator and writer Fatos Üstek. The festival is supported by international auction house Phillips, and receives public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England.




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