“Memory is not a storage place but a story we tell ourselves in retrospect. As such, it is made of storytelling materials: embroidery and forgery, perplexity and urgency, revelation and darkness.”
On the opening night of Vermilion Hook‘s recent exhibition The Wine-Dark Sea, the basement of Mark Powell’s bespoke tailors had been transformed into an immersive gallery space for the gathering of the creative class.
In procuring alternative and interesting spaces to hold exhibitions, the collaborative group strive to create environments which heighten the emotive quality of their work. The exhibition presents a selection of new work from award winning young and emerging artists that are returning to the direct sensual engagement of the visual arts.
Once we made our way through Mark Powell’s impeccable suit shop and down the wooden stairs, we found ourselves warmly invited into a secret abode. Immersed in another world, we sipped on Gin and Tonics, while the double bass and sax accompaniment drifted around the room. The human memory project is beautifully haunting – after seeing this exhibition, looking at a any photograph seems like a crass take on life. These canvases are truly captivating, and judging by the turn out, the artists are well on their way to becoming a powerful group of creatives.
THE WINE-DARK SEA PT 2
MARK POWELL BESPOKE. 2 MARSHALL STREET LONDON W1F 9BA
THROUGH 30 APRIL 2014