2011

The Lions Den

Transition Gallery at In_flux, Thomas Street, Limerick City, Ireland

26-29 May 2011

Annabel Dover, Alli Sharma, Mimei Thompson,
Alex Pearl, Hayley Lock, Cathy Lomax, Alex Michon

For Influx Transition Gallery (London) are presenting The Lions Den, the fourth chapter in an ongoing series of exhibitions inspired by Alexandre Dumas's classic adventure story; The Count of Monte Cristo.

In the cavernous environs of the In_flux space, outside of time and place, negotiating the juxtapositions of site specifics and fictive imperatives, The Lions Den, delineates its performative arena with a golden thread. This demarcation is part Ariadne-an escape route, part treasure map and part prison.

Within the Monte Cristo 'Eruv', the artists', use a range of disciplines and media, to plot their own responses to the settings and overarching themes of betrayal, disguise, revenge, imprisonment and patience, mapping out a narrative of imagined objects, characters, conversations and relics. By turns, they engage in spying; concoct imaginary aristocrats, stately homes and collections; compare the various cinematic and TV interpretations of Dumas's book; indulge in futile escape fantasies; and respond to the ornate, romantic locations and themes of the novel. This treasure-laden exhibition examines the playful spaces between reality and illusion, charting journeys from the sublime to the ridiculous.

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Menagerie
Cathy Lomax examines the aristocratic tendency towards assembling
collections of exotic animals.


Lord Bath on a Hippo

Lady Tavistock at Woburn

The Hon Averill Furness

Gay’s Lion Farm

The Cast
A series of small paintings of different Monte Cristo cast members (first shown at The Count of Monte Cristo: Island of True Stories)

The Plot
A series of paintings which compare the same plot point within the different Monte Cristo films (first shown at The Count of Monte Cristo: Island of True Stories)

 

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