SCOPE Art Show Miami Beach

Scope – Miami Beach
 
Booth Number G03 – Lawrence Alkin Gallery

SCOPE Miami Beach 
Scope Art Show
801 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach
Florida
USA

Opening Times:
VIP preview, Tuesday, December 1 | 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Wednesday, December 2 | 11:00am – 8:00pm
Thursday, December 3 | 11:00am – 8:00pm
Friday, December 4 | 11:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday, December 5 | 11:00am – 8:00pm
Sunday, December 6 | 11:00am – 8:00pm

This is the work I’ll be showing and selling at Miami SCOPE.

For ticket and artwork enquiries please contact info@lawrencealkingallery.com

‘His ‘N Hers’ Bathroom Cabinets

Edition of 50

Can be bought singularly or as a pair

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Lawrence Alkin Gallery MIX Group Show 27th Nov-17th Jan

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The super cool guys at the Lawrence Alkin Gallery in London have put together an awesome group show which includes a specially-made new felt piece of mine. Head on down over the Christmas season to see a great collection of artists including Jeff Koons and Ai Wei Wei in this wonderful gallery in Soho.

Lawrence Alkin Gallery

2 New Compton St,

London

WC2H 8DA

Monday–Saturday 11am–7pm

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The Felt Sex Shop In Pictures

A huge thankyou to everyone who came to Madame Roxy’s Erotic Emporium and who helped make it happen. The seedy-looking alleyway was transformed into a felt wonderland for a precious ten days and received a great response. For those of you who couldn’t make it, here’s some photos. The sexy felt got lots of press from The Independent to the New York Post which is a great lead into my next show which will be in……the USA! You can still buy work from the show online here www.madameroxys.co.uk but there’s only a few things left so grab them while you can.

Photos by Ed Brandon

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Madame Roxy’s Erotic Emporium-Solo Show by Lucy Sparrow

‘Madame Roxy’s Erotic Emporium’

‘Solo Show by Lucy Sparrow’

Scissorhand Barbershop 2 Green’s Court, Soho, London, W1F 0HB
7th-17th October

12pm-8pm daily

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While London’s Soho undergoes sterilisation with old strip clubs and seedy sex shops being swept away in favour of trendy wine bars and hipster coffee shops, so Britain’s laws on pornography are also being cleansed, with the prohibition of the depiction of practices like face-sitting, female ejaculation and even spanking. Now British artist Lucy Sparrow is hitting back at the growing influence of the neo-Puritans and prudery with her latest show: a Soho sex shop created entirely from felt.

In a stinging comment of the hypocrisy of third-wave feminism, Sparrow seeks to challenge the rights of sex workers, fetishists and consumers of porn with the creation of a complete sex shop which, were the exhibits not made from felt, would be illegal. Sparrow’s latest works seeks to test the boundaries of legality. Does a porn magazine created from felt and hand-stitched break Britain’s new porn laws?

As a former worker in the adult industry, where Sparrow earned money to launch her art career through lap dancing, she revisits her past to make a comment on the increasingly prudish attitude towards sex workers and adult entertainment. Her concerns are that increasing restriction drives repression and promotes a Victorian attitude towards what is a natural bodily function.

To illustrate her points, Lucy Sparrow has taken an entire shop in Soho from October 7th to 17th where the public can visit free of charge to view more than 5000 sex products ranging from condoms and lubricants, all the way to S&M bondage gear and Fuzzy-Felt peep shows.

Sparrow has spent the past six months stitching felt porn mags, DVD covers and various sex aids. The show gives the opportunity for those who know little of the sex retail industry to satisfy their curiosity without the need for floor-length trench coats and dark glasses.

Madame Roxy’s Erotic Emporium is in stark contrast to Lucy Sparrow’s family friendly Cornershop installation which opened in 2014 in Bethnal Green. The Cornershop showed Sparrow’s playful and ingenious side and delighted thousands of visitors and was greeted with great acclaim by London’s art scene. Madame Roxy’s may not be suitable for small children but it’s sure to be as thought-provoking and to create as much a buzz as The Cornershop did.

No under 18s

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The Warmongery Timelapse

Thankyou to everyone who came down to Boxpark to see The Warmongery, it was a crazy week. Resident brain at Sew Your Soul HQ, Saul Beeson has put together this time lapse of the setting up process. There are still a few pieces left online to buy at http://www.thewarmongery.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XwfUVZB8Ko

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Lucy Sparrow’s Warmongery at Boxpark now open

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The Warmongery is the second in a series of large installations by Lucy Sparrow, the textile artist who brought the outstandingly successful Cornershop to East London in the summer of 2014. This is the artist’s fourth solo show and her third major installation in East London.

Visitors walking into The Warmongery will be entering an armoury where the walls are lined with an arsenal of felt guns, knives, pistols and explosives. Purchasers of weapons will receive a felt firearm licence while behind the counter there will be a range of biological and chemical weapons, dispensed from sweetshop jars. Shop assistants in full biohazard suits will be checking visitors to The Warmongery for traces of radiation and bacteria while the more discerning arms shopper will be able to discuss a range of bespoke felt nuclear devices with the artist.

For those who saw Lucy Sparrow’s Cornershop show in Bethnal Green, in 2014, The Warmongery will seem like an aggressive and slightly controversial older brother, but the artist is keen to emphasise that the weapons themselves aren’t inherently evil. The people who wield weapons are the evil in this equation. With weapons made entirely of felt, Sparrow hopes to ‘disarm’ the entire subject of weaponry and enable people to handle items that are entirely inert and completely unthreatening.

Lucy Sparrow has been making commentary on the important subject of mental health for some time and hopes that The Warmongery will focus the public’s attention on what drives people to extreme violence.

Sparrow comments, “The aim of The Warmongery is to draw people’s attention to what drives a few individuals to stockpile weapons and to ask why people are growing up in a world where a tiny minority feel so stressed and frustrated that they want to kill people. Although the exhibition isn’t intended to be a glorification of guns, what is clear is that obesity, alcohol, tobacco and drugs claim far more lives than firearms do in our high-stress society. Rather than banning guns we should look at better mental health treatment because if people are stressed they will always find a way to unleash their distress. The Warmongery hopes to decouple the subject of guns from mental illness.”

Despite the serious subject matter, The Warmongery promises to be an ingenious installation and is open for just a very short time. Visitors will judge for themselves what the artist is saying and engage with weapons in a way that will completely disarm the viewer.

Lucy Sparrow’s Warmongery is open to the public from Tuesday, 12th May 2015 at BOXPARK, 2 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6GY. All work will be available at www.thewarmongery.com from 2 May 2015.

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The Warmongery-New Solo show opening 12th May at Boxpark, London

The Warmongery

‘Love is a Warm Gun’

Unit 26, BOXPARK, 2 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6GY

12th-17th May

10am-6pm (8pm on Thursday)

The Warmongery is the second in a series of large installations by Lucy Sparrow, the textile artist who brought the outstandingly successful Cornershop to East London in the summer of 2014. This is the artist’s fourth solo show and her third major installation in East London.

Visitors walking into The Warmongery will be entering an armoury where the walls are lined with an arsenal of felt guns, knives, pistols and explosives. Purchasers of weapons will receive a felt firearm licence while behind the counter there will be a range of biological and chemical weapons, dispensed from sweetshop jars. Shop assistants in full biohazard suits will be checking visitors to The Warmongery for traces of radiation and bacteria while the more discerning arms shopper will be able to discuss a range of bespoke felt nuclear devices with the artist.

For those who saw Lucy Sparrow’s Cornershop show in Bethnal Green, in 2014, The Warmongery will seem like an aggressive and slightly controversial older brother, but the artist is keen to emphasise that the weapons themselves aren’t inherently evil. The people who wield weapons are the evil in this equation. With weapons made entirely of felt, Sparrow hopes to ‘disarm’ the entire subject of weaponry and enable people to handle items that are entirely inert and completely unthreatening.

Lucy Sparrow has been making commentary on the important subject of mental health for some time and hopes that The Warmongery will focus the public’s attention on what drives people to extreme violence.

Sparrow comments, “The aim of The Warmongery is to draw people’s attention to what drives a few individuals to stockpile weapons and to ask why people are growing up in a world where a tiny minority feel so stressed and frustrated that they want to kill people. Although the exhibition isn’t intended to be a glorification of guns, what is clear is that obesity, alcohol, tobacco and drugs claim far more lives than firearms do in our high-stress society. Rather than banning guns we should look at better mental health treatment because if people are stressed they will always find a way to unleash their distress. The Warmongery hopes to decouple the subject of guns from mental illness.”

Despite the serious subject matter, The Warmongery promises to be an ingenious installation and is open for just a very short time. Visitors will judge for themselves what the artist is saying and engage with weapons in a way that will completely disarm the viewer.

Lucy Sparrow’s Warmongery is open to the public from Tuesday, 12th May 2015 at BOXPARK, 2 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6GY. All work will be available at www.sewyoursoul.co.uk from 2 May 2015.

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