HONEYMOON IN PICKLE PARADISE

Athena Papadopoulos

October 9–19, 2014

Room 322, The Landmark Hotel, London, NW1 6JQ

Emalin are pleased to invite you to Honeymoon in Pickle Paradise, a site-specific installation by Canadian-born, London-based artist Athena Papadopoulos.

 

Athena’s multidisciplinary practice encompasses processes from painting to performance. Informed by the language of painting, she incorporates self-invented methodologies including spitting household products (Berocca, Pepto-Bismol…) or smearing condiments and cosmetics onto her dyed and re-dyed fabrics, applying home-made t-shirt transfers of appropriated imagery, personal photographs and autobiographically inspired drawings, cutting out and re-sewing sections… Each element is applied with a disregard to any hierarchy of significance, creating visually sensational, and at times perversely humorous, 2D and 3D objects in the form of canvases, totems, cushions, tank tops… (and for this exhibition, a set of luxury pyjamas) that sit outside of conventional modes of classification.

 

Throughout October Athena and friends will be staying in the installation, during which time the exhibition will evolve and be rehung accordingly.

 

Installation View, Athena Papadopoulos, DDD, (Dancing Double Divorcee), (2013) / Honeymoon in Pickle Paradise (Temptation Island) I, (2014) / Honeymoon in Pickle Paradise (Temptation Island) VIII, (2014) / Honeymoon in Pickle Paradise (Temptation Island) III, (2014) / AA III, (2014)
Installation View, Athena Papadopoulos, The Bumping Ugly What Goes Bump in the Night, (2014)
Installation View, Athena Papadopoulos, Gonflé Amuser-Bouche, (2014), Pepto-Bismol, Iodine tincture, shoe polish, lipstick, oil stick, food colouring, thread, image transfers on cotton-linen blend over Lycra nylon, 92 x 130 cm
Installation View, Athena Papadopoulos, Honeymoon in Pickle Paradise (Temptation Island) VII, (2014), image transfers, Pepto-Bismol, Berocca, acrylic beads, tin foil, thread and glue on cotton and linen blend over power stretch mesh and canvas, 52 x 60 cm
Installation View, Athena Papadopoulos, DDD, (Dancing Double Divorcee), (2013)/ Gonflé Amuser-Bouche, (2014) / Centrepiece (Death in the Afternoon) (2014) / Centrepiece (Corpse-Reviver), (2014) / Centrepiece (Last Word), (2014) / Honeymoon in Pickle Paradise (Temptation Island) VII, (2014)
Installation View, Athena Papadopoulos, Centrepiece (Corpse-Reviver), (2014) / Centrepiece (Last Word), (2014) / Honeymoon in Pickle Paradise (Temptation Island) VII, (2014), ceramic with image transfers, dye on cotton, Fibrefill stuffing, thread, each 50 x 40 x 10 cm
Detail, Athena Papadopoulos, The Bumping Ugly What Goes Bump in the Night, (2014)
Installation View, Honeymoon in Pickle Paradise (Temptation Island) V, (2014) / Honeymoon in Pickle Paradise (Temptation Island) VIII, (2014) / Honeymoon in Pickle Paradise (Temptation Island) III, (2014), image transfers, Pepto-Bismol, Berocca, acrylic beads, tin foil, thread and glue on cotton and linen blend over power stretch mesh and canvas, each 52 x 60 cm
Installation View, Athena Papadopoulos, Limited Edition AP t-shirt (2014), UStrephon goes to Porkys, (2013), Honeymoon in Pickle Paradise (Temptation Island) V, (2014)
Installation View, Athena Papadopoulos, Strephon goes to Porkys, (2013), Pepto-Bismol, iodine, wine, beer, shoe polish, mustard, oil stick, baby powder, thread, image transfers on canvas over cotton, 130 x 160 cm
Installation View, Athena Papadopoulos, Siblings, (Lemon Incest), (2013), image transfers, removed acrylic paint and thread on fabric, fiberfill stuffing, dimensions variable
Installation View, Athena Papadopoulos, AA III, (2014), image transfers on cotton, thread, canvas, Pepto-Bismol, bleach, Berocca, marker pen, Fibrefill stuffing on painted wooden chairs, 160 x 135 x 45 cm
Installation View, Athena Papadopoulos, AA II, (2014), BBB (Big Blowout Bash), (2014), Strephon goes to Porkys, (2013
Installation View, Athena Papadopoulos, BBB (Big Blowout Bash), (2013), Pepto-Bismol, wine, mustard, iodine, spider guts, thread, image transfers on bed sheet over canvas, Lycra mesh, 140 x 180 cm
Installation View, Athena Papadopoulos, Hooty & the Bar Fly: Live from the Bar Floor, (2014), peanuts, chicken bones, cigarette butt, rubber, passport photograph, Canadian Loonie and wasp in clear resin, ⌀ 18.5 x 3 cm
Installation View, Athena Papadopoulos, AA II, (2014), image transfers on cotton, thread, canvas, Pepto-Bismol, bleach, market pen, nail polish, Fibrefill stuffing on steel garden chairs, 145 x 140 x 50cm
Installation View, Athena Papadopoulos, Untitled (Date for Dinner), (2014), iodine, Pepto-Bismol, food colouring, shoe polish, lipstick, nail polish, mustard, thread, image transfers on cotton-linen blend over canvas, Lycra mesh, dinner napkins, fabric glue and pillowcase, 100 x 142 cm
Athena Papadopoulos, Limited Edition AP T-shirts, (2014)
Installation View, Athena Papadopoulos, Honeymoon in Pickle Paradise (Temptation Island) II, (2014) / Orphy (Lovesick Blues), (2014) / Eury (Strawberry Wine), (2014)
Installation View, Athena Papadopoulos, Honeymoon in Pickle Paradise (Temptation Island) II, (2014) / Orphy (Lovesick Blues), (2014) / Eury (Strawberry Wine), (2014)
Installation View, Athena Papadopoulos, The Tricksy Chicks, Live from Java the Hut (2014), silk rose petals coated in Pepto-Bismol, lipstick and mustard, image transfers on canvas, beaded necklace, fly, peanut shells, rubber nose, photograph, sand, miniature beer can, synthetic hair, bejeweled pendant in clear resin, ⌀ 18.5 x 3 cm
Installation View, Athena Papadopoulos, Honeymoon in Pickle Paradise
Installation View, Athena Papadopoulos, Honeymoon in Pickle Paradise
Installation View, Athena Papadopoulos, Brizo & Bimbino Jackknifing at the Beach Bar, (2014), Inkjet print, glue and snapshot photo, 110 x 165 cm
Detail, Athena Papadopoulos, Brizo & Bimbino Jackknifing at the Beach Bar, (2014)
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