John Summers John Tiney ~ 15 may - 7 june 09
 
studio 1.1
london e2

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  'The Overlords of Future Karma'

Open Friday to Sunday, 12noon - 6pm, or by appointment.
Private view: Thursday 14th May, 6:00 - 9pm

studio1.1 is very excited to be bringing together two young artists, both of whom had very successful solo shows with us last year. Now John Summers and John Tiney unite in a joint venture, 'THE OVERLORDS OF FUTURE KARMA'. What these two superheroes of contemporary art will produce for the show can only be guessed at - but in Summers' words:

     "We are Gods of the worlds we create. As we walk our streets consuming the continuous change in the atmospheres, not only in climate but this MOODY RECESSION flooding all with misery and NO JUICE. AS IF THE PLUG HAS BEEN PULLED. A big hibernation would be ideal for maybe ten years. But suddenly GREAT AND AMAZING POWERS are coming from the minds and bodies of our great GODS OF WISDOM. Let us enlighten your DOOM and massage your GULLIVER. Stop the conveyor belt of RECON. Stop the toilet from overflowing with crap shit and OLD RECORDS. THE FUTURE IS HERE. Hard edges. Revealing the truths of the work beyond our capabilities no explanation no familiarity. Discovering the real electric.
     The show will hold a mixture of creative infusion, making the space act as a SCIENTIST-ARTIST/NEWSREPORTER/EARTH ALIEN HIDE-OUT BOILER ROOM LABORATORY BOMBSHELTER BEDROOM PARTY ROOM HEAVY METAL CONCERT STAGE"

Coming from polar opposites of the Pop spectrum they each present fantasticated worlds, detonating futures while ransacking the past. Drawing in references from science fiction and science fact, covering the gamut of sign-making from advertising through graphic novels to shamanic totems, they exchange new myths for old. Where Summers grapples with his very raw materials, bringing them into being as the end of something, unquizzable remnants of a cosmic cataclysm marooned here on earth, shiny with pathos, Tiney in a new series of photographs isolates and questions fragments of the real world, making them magic. Though thematically unconnected with the sculptural work they hover over it, reflecting it - as a fairground mirror might. The beginning of a new narrative that is both entirely legible and utterly mystifying. Their work converges in a kind of involuntary surrealism, literally unearthly, balanced right on the edge of a new frontier.

Both are ready for new ways of expression to break through, an unstoppable momentum handing the viewer a total experience, 'NO EXPLANATION NO FAMILIARITY'.

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For more information or images contact:
Michael Keenan on 07952 986 696