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The Cob Gallery is delighted to announce Phoebe Collings-James solo show Lament for the Walking Dead, a fluent eruption of unexpected spectres and sticky sexuality.

Press Release

The multi-disciplinary exhibition draws its name from the 1970 Archie Whitewater song. As the centre of the show the artist presents the sculptural piece oKoKoK, composed of 50 white plaster hoods. Invested with the poise of an undersea coral reef – whose stillness seems to conceal some secret movement – the work strikes an impressive pose across the gallery floor, a vertiginous spillage of form. …

The multi-disciplinary exhibition draws its name from the 1970 Archie Whitewater song. As the centre of the show the artist presents the sculptural piece oKoKoK, composed of 50 white plaster hoods. Invested with the poise of an undersea coral reef – whose stillness seems to conceal some secret movement – the work strikes an impressive pose across the gallery floor, a vertiginous spillage of form. Softly conical shapes, unquestionably phallic, resonate with the childhood playfulness of Tove Jansson’s Moomin Valley, whilst also recalling the violent costumery of the Ku Klux Klan – the absurd …

Location

205 Royal College Street
London , GB
Wed – Fri, 12 – 6pm Sat, 12 – 5pm