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The Macabre Masterpiece of Terror
8 January - 8 February 2009
Kirsten Glass | Adam King | Peter Lamb


Monika Bobinska is delighted to present three new large works by Kirsten Glass, Adam King and Peter Lamb. The exhibition addresses the aesthetic of the classic 50s B-movie - excessive, flamboyant, high on kitsch and visual thrills, with the joins always proudly apparent. These works, however, are rooted within the concerns of contemporary social and political life.
Kirsten Glass's newest paintings are groups of three figures
copied from high-end advertising and made to model the greyscale oil painting in which they exist. The job of a model is to be a perfect blank and a compulsive liar. These paintings re-employ the model to intensify and
pastiche a type of encounter with painting.
Adam King’s installations and collages appropriate images and objects from magazines, catalogues, markets and thrift shops to create works which allude to ‘high’ and ‘low’ culture. The work typically has an ephemeral, improvised, abject aesthetic, a darkly humorous comment on western society’s fixation with celebrity, fashion and consumption.
Peter Lamb’s gestural, violent, emotionally charged works incorporate collaged photographs, sculpture, found elements, drawings, paint and artificial lighting. The striking compositions with their cut and paste aesthetic suggest a shamanistic hinting at barely grasped truths and realisations.
Kirsten Glass (BA at Chelsea College of Art, MA Goldsmiths College) has had solo exhibitions at V22 Ashwin Street, Hales Gallery and One in the Other. Adam King (MA in Drawing at Wimbledon College) has had solo shows at Monika Bobinska gallery, and will represent the gallery at The Solo Project in Basel in 2009. Peter Lamb completed his BA in Fine Art at Camberwell College of Art, and has had solo shows at Monika Bobinska gallery, Kontainer, Los Angeles, and Ctrl gallery, Houston.