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A little tease of... Chrissie Abbott.

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!

Image: Jaguar Shoes

Image: Jaguar Shoes

Image: © Chrissie Abbott / Jaguar Shoes Collective

Image: © Chrissie Abbott / Jaguar Shoes Collective

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/

Image of the Jaguar Shoes installation from we-heart.com

Image of the Jaguar Shoes installation from we-heart.com

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!

Image: © Chrissie Abbott

Image: © Chrissie Abbott

 

 

A little tease of... French.

This Friday(March 17) at 6PM we'll be launching "Technical Ecstasy" - a joint exhibition by Chrissie Abbott and French (Richard Sayer). I'll say it again - we are HUGELY excited and proud to have this here in Orange. Both these artists have been thrilling us for years with their individual approaches that take us into alternate realities, both dark and haunting and freakishly joyous.

To get you in the mood for Friday we thought we'd share some recent memorable exhibitions or projects that both have created over the years. 

We'll start with French, and frankly it's hard to pick just one exhibition. He's had solo shows in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane as well as Tokyo, Long Beach CA, Los Angeles, London, Brooklyn, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Edinburgh, Manchester - the list just goes on and on. 

He curated the incredible "Close To A World Below" show at Scion Installation in LA in 2011 featuring artists such as Ashley Lane, Marcus Oakley, Chrissie Abbott, Derek Albeck, Murdoch, Paul Parker and Izzie Klingels.

But his recent show "Brainfade" at Backwoods Gallery in Melbourne really blew us away with its fluro renderings of scenes from French's medieval, metal infused universe.

Check it out here: http://www.backwoods.gallery/artist-french

And instal / opening night images here: https://www.facebook.com/backwoodsartgallery/posts/1423293691030985

Oh, and see you Friday!

Image: © French

Image: © French

Image: © Backwoods Gallery

Image: © Backwoods Gallery

Technical Ecstasy

Happy Valentines Day! Here's a gift from us to you - a square of ecstatic static, a notice of our March exhibition - "Technical Ecstasy", featuring two of our favourite artists and human beings, Chrissie Abbott and French (Richard Sayer) ! We are so excited to see these guys exhibit together in our space. Head over to the show page for more info on both.

Sonny Day "Resumé" continues on in the gallery for a couple more weeks - head in to catch an overview of what he does when not curating Ludlow, and get ready for Chrissie Abbott and French to slather the walls in some exciting work on March 17.