We're delighted to have artists French and Chrissie Abbott here in town, installing their show "Technical Ecstasy", which will be launching at Ludlow this Friday (March 17) at 6PM.
You will want to check it out.
Chrissie Abbott has blown us away for many years now with an impressive collection of work - from mesmerising animated gifs to hypnotic illustrations and print designs for various fashion labels, her work creates a dreamlike universe full of flashing bright imagery and catch-phrases. Her client list is also what I would describe as "off the wall bananas" - including ASOS, Adidas, Nike, Vans, The Barbican, The New York Times, Wallpaper* andUrban Outfitters.
We asked Chrissie what one of her favourite previous exhibitions has been, and there have been many, all over the world. And it turns out she is super fond of an installation exhibition from 2012 in Jaguar Shoes, London. If you're familiar with Jaguar Shoes you will know that this Shoreditch institution (bar and exhibition space) has launched a slew of wonderful music, art installations, products and events over the years and Chrissie has collaborated with the collective not only with exhibitions but also on products such as a range of porcelain (plates and mugs). With cats on 'em!
Have a read through this great interview with Chrissie from back in 2012 as she prepared for her exhibition ‘Reflections of Alternate Dimensions’ in the Jaguar Shoes space. Video collages / looped animations were projected onto the walls and a giant mirror installed on the ceiling to reflect the animated artwork into infinity. Really wonderful photographs of the space in all it's Abbott psychedelic wonder can be found here - https://www.we-heart.com/2012/03/29/chrissie-abbott-at-dreambagsjaguarshoes/
And a great interview about the motivations and process behind these works is featured here: https://lonerstore.wordpress.com/2016/06/25/kewl-gurl-interview-chrissie-abbott/
Join us at 6PM this Friday to see what wonders Chrissie and French have brought to Orange. This will also be the last show at Ludlow in its current format, and not to be missed!