Glory Hole



Nestled within the confines of the Byam Shaw School of Art on Elthorne Road in Archway lies this exhibition of new and recent work by thirteen contemporary artists who have imbued the space with a darkly sensual twist on the standardised exhibition format.

The term glory hole equates with a particular brand of sexual activity which is often construed as being uncouth or perverse, yet exciting. In addition to the exhibition of works which convey the respective lines of inquiry of each of the participating artists, they have colluded with one another in order to intervene with the space itself, creating less an exhibition and more a sensory and, ideally, sensual experience which aims to heighten the audiences assimilation of the constituent works. Essentially, they’ve attempted to recreate something of the risque or frivolous thrill of the Glory Hole and inject it into the veins of the traditional art show.

With a diverse range of interests and practices on display, and in such an easily accessible yet innovatively re-imagined environment, this exhibition is sure to include something to tickle the fancy of all concerned. If, that is, you throw caution to the wind and embrace your taste for a bit of excitement…


Participating artists

Lars Bjerre, John Patrick Egan, Karen Garratt, Anna Iceland, Sarah Lüdemann, Thomas Poeser, Raluca Popa, Carlos Reyes, João Rolaça, Victoria Stusiak, Jack Thurgar, Keke Vilabelda, Persa Zacharia

Duration 15 July 2011 - 15 July 2011
Times 5-10 pm
Cost Free
Venue Byam Shaw School of Art
Address 9-15 Elthorne Road London N19 4AG, ,
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