KEVIN BERLIN

"CATS & DOGS"

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KEVIN BERLIN: "CATS & DOGS":
SAVE THE DATE: July 6 – 29, 2011
Opening Reception: Wednesday, July 6, 6:30 – 9:30 pm.
UNIT 24 GALLERY, 20 Great Guildford Street, SE1 0FD London. Nearest underground: London Bridge, Southwark www.unit24.info
Ania Cerelczak ania@unit24.info 00 44 7749374495

PRESS RELEASE

UNIT 24 is pleased to invite animals and art lovers to the exhibition
CATS AND DOGS
UNIT 24
PRIVATE VIEW DATE: 6 July -6.30pm-9.30pm
Exhibition till 29 July 2011

UNIT 24 GALLERY
20 Great Guildford Street
SE1 0FD London
nearest underground: London Bridge, Southwark
www.unit24.info

Relationships between people are very complicated.
Many of us discover that the pets make not only great companions but also make
a special substitute for human relationships.
They are also a great inspiration for artists.
The show juxtaposes different ways of looking at art objects and their subjects.
Art lovers and pet lovers are invited to examine these differences.
UNIT 24 invites a group of international artists who simply believe that pets are
fascinating. You can expect humor, intellectual challenge, avant-garde art and
some grotesque.
We do guarantee entertainment for both lovers of art and pets.
UNIT 24 invites dogs and cats as our VIP (Very Important Pets) to attend the
show. VIPs will receive a “doggy bag” to take home sponsored by London pet
shops.

Unit 24 hopes the show will entertain and create a good pet friendly atmosphere
and provide a look at art from different perspectives.
A sense of humor and some critical skills are highly recommended.

ARTISTS

KEVIN BERLIN
“I am really afraid of tigers – that’s why I decided to start working with them”
said Kevin.
Berlin new works have been inspired by his experience behind the scenes with
circus tigers, lions, and their trainers.
Internationally renowned artist Kevin Berlin's works are found in the collections of
Kim Basinger, Luciano Pavarotti, David Letterman, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Dudley
and Lisa Anderson, Quincy Jones, Buzz Aldrin, Henry Buhl, and General Motors
Corp.
Berlin was honoured by President Reagan at the White House as a Young Arts
Presidential Scholar in 1983. Kevin Berlin's recent major solo exhibitions include
shows in Shanghai, China, Kiev, Ukraine, and in New York City, USA.
Berlin's studies at the Slade School of Fine Art included work at the British
Museum and the Regents Park Zoo.

PEGGY ATHERTON is a British artist, known for her unsettling yet poignant
sculptures which use a variety of techniques and materials from fiberglass, clay,
photography and video.
Casting from found road kill, permanently capturing the animal in solid form. She
creates objects, which are beautiful and rather eerie. The sculptures have a
narrative, which fluctuates around them. There is an ambiguity about how they
died, and a feeling of unease caused by the familiarity of the displaced objects.
The cast animals touch the viewer maybe because they are both life and death.
Preserving the image of life, and through the same process preserving their death.
Everyday life can be surprisingly both cruel and tender.

ROELOF BAKKER is a Dutch artist photographer and video maker who lives in
London. In June 2011 he won First Prize (Gold) at the London Photographic
Association Still Life 5 competition.
Snow (2011, 5 mins) is a new video work which explores the solid bond
between men and dogs, a special relationship that has been part of London
life for centuries. The video was recorded in a snow-covered Parkland Walk in
North London, a disused railway line now a nature reserve.

HELEN GOUGEON - graduated from the Pratt Institute in New York and City and
Guilds in London. She was commissioned by Battersea Dogs and Cats Home to
produce realistic sculptures, which are presently placed in their head office.
About her work she said: “In my experience of owning cats and dogs, they each
have their own distinctive character. Consequently, in my work for this exhibition,
I am trying to convey a sense of this individuality and playfulness without
sentimentality.”

MICHAL TORZECKI is Polish/American artist who grew up in New York and
graduated from Academy of Arts in Warsaw.
His work generates ideas from contemporary realism.
Animals have always been a major theme in his work. His first “solo” show was
entitled “ZOO” and depicted existence of the inhabitants of Zoological Gardens in
Warsaw.
KEVIN WAYNE is a British artist who graduated in Royal College of Art. His work
is humorous but at the same time often sinister and sad. The initial playfulness of
his sculptures leaves us with reflection upon social discomforts.
About Unit 24
Unit 24 is both a hyper-modern, completely minimalist space, just three
minutes from the great Tate Modern, and a functional dry cleaning
business. You can go there to collect your spotless cleaning but in fact this
is an art gallery of deliciously ironic and serious intent. The spacious white
cubes of its interior are host to an amazing array of contemporary art, a
million miles away from being an elitist institution. Unit 24 is open to a
wide group of viewers; it communicates to the modern urban citizen of
the futurist cityscape around Tate modern that art can’t be avoided any
more than any of our other essential needs – dry cleaning included.
For press images or more information:
Ania Cerelczak ania@unit24.info 00 44 7749374495
Kasia Morawska kasia@unit24.info 001 323 230 3177

PRIVATE VIEW

Unit 24 is pleased to invite animals and art lovers to
Cats and Dogs exhibition

Participating artists : Peggy Atherton, Roelof Bakker, Kevin Berlin, Helen Gougeon, Michal Torzecki, Kevin Wayne.
Street performance by Eli Chojak-Mysko
Guest starring the Decima Dog

You are cordially invited to PRIVATE VIEW: 6 July (Wednesday) 2011 18.30-21.30


Exhibition till 29 July.
OPENING TIMES Mon-Wed: 10am-5pm
Thu-Fri: 10am-6.30pm Admission Free
unit24
20 Great Guildford Street
SE1 0FD London
www.unit24.info
on the doorstep of Tate Modern
nearest tube: London Bridge,Southwark

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