Don’t expect jingling bells, carol singers or a Santa’s Grotto this year at Signal Gallery for Christmas. After a year of jubilees and twinkling medals, the Gallery really felt the need to redress the balance with something not festive at all. So they asked their resident Punk legend Gaye Black (aka Gaye Advert), who’s always in favour of a good dollop of the dark side, to curate this one with malice. All the artists in the show have been given strict instructions not to have a good time and have been chosen for their penchant for the quirky, anyway...Expect the worst!
Features Artwork from Gaye Advert and Retro Man Blog's favourite Rock 'n' Roll poster designer, Sophie Lo, who has also designed our new Retro Man gig poster for TV Smith and The Len Price 3.
Ben Edge – Front man from the neo-punk band Thee Spivs and damn talented artist
Brian P – Extraordinary artist from Australia.
Carrie Reichardt - Renegade potter and mosaic artist.
Dale Grimshaw – Dark & moody gallery/street artist with a punk past.
Ella Guru - A founding member of Stuckist movement.
Espira – Purveyor of edgy/controversial images.
Gaye Black – The legend herself! Many shows this year, including USA, London and Berlin.
Jason Atomic – Cartoon artist from London and much more.
Jowe Head – Punk legend from the influential 70s punk band the Swell Maps.
KEELERTORNERO - Collaborative artists producing surreal collage and paintings.
MyDogSighs – Known for painting on crushed tin cans and more.
Rufus Dayglo - Comic book artist of Tank Girl fame.
Sophie Lo - Parisian artist/designer – iconic poster & album design.
Tom Spencer - Tattoo stained glass artist and bass player in a number of bands including the Loyalties
Wreckage International – From Mutoid Waste.
Black Xmas: November 29th-December 21st at Signal Gallery, 32 Paul Street, London EC2A 4LB