Christopher Gray: The Dumas Complex

Christopher Gray explores the lust for fictional violence in mainstream cinema through his unique brand of model making and puppetry. The artist transforms his hands by attaching prosthetic limbs to his fingers, replicating human figures in brutal conflict to mesmerising effect. Often working with unusual materials such as chicken skin, Gray has spent over 40 years refining his methods.

The Dumas Complex is the culmination of a 50-day artist residency at J HAMMOND PROJECTS, during which Gray has made two films about Dumas, an artist tormented by his tempestuous relationship with his muse. Dumas finds relief through bare-knuckle boxing, but his most compelling desire evokes his greatest fear.

Visitors to the exhibition are invited to enter the artist’s den, pass through film sets and discover contorted puppet heads and macabre sketches. WARNING: This exhibition contains material unsuitable for children.

Duration 30 June 2017 - 05 August 2017
Times Wednesday to Saturday, 12-5pm
Cost Free
Venue J Hammond Projects
Address Unit 2B2 Bomb Factory Boothby Road, London, N19 4AJ

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