Inspired by The Beatles Seminal Album ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’marking its 50th Anniversary this Year
The Book Club, 100 – 106 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4RH
Exhibition runs, 7th September until 5th November 2017
LAUNCH NIGHT: FROM 6PM AT THE BOOK CLUB ON 7TH SEPTEMBER RSVP [email protected]
Launching at The Book Club in Shoreditch on 7th September 2017, ‘Reverberation’ is a new and unique body of work created by legendary Photographer-Director Dean Chalkley and Creative Director Ciaran O’Shea from studio Discordo.
A series of large images inspired by The Beatles seminal album ‘Sgt.Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band’will be presented at the venue-come-arts-space, with many of the subjects contained within ‘Reverberation’ being friends and associates of Chalkley and O’Shea. This dynamic and exciting exhibition has developed ‘with a little help from their friends’.
Chalkley and O’Shea have created a collection of work that does not stop at a safe or retrospective interpretation. Instead the show is a progressive, and at times abstract, reflection of the album, exploring the thirteen celebrated album tracks from a renewed and personal perspective, from ‘Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds’ to ‘She’s Leaving Home’.
The work employs a range of different approaches; whether in colour or monochrome, pure photography, amalgamations of print, text, painting or collage, these adroit and unexpected routes to image-making reveal the dexterity of the show.
Considered by critics and music lovers to be one of the greatest records ever made and a major cultural moment not only for this country but globally, at 50 years from inception the reverberation of this tremendous work continues to resonate and inspire.
Dean said: ‘Although I’d heard the album probably hundreds of times it was like I’d never really listened to it, this triggered something inside of my head that catapulted my imagination and the need to enjoy it in a whole different way.’
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Dean Chalkley first met Ciaran O’Shea in 2006 when shooting ‘Southend’s Underground’; a series that focused on the scene around Junk Club. This also lead to their first collaboration, in the form of a moving image piece ‘South Alluvial’. Since 2006 Chalkley and O’Shea have worked on many projects from advertising campaigns to artwork for bands such as The Horrors and thegroundbreaking exhibition Return of the Rudeboy in 2013.Chalkley was the first artist to present an exhibition at The Book Club back in 2010 ‘The New Faces’ was a great success and firmly established the space as a place where art, culture and good times can all be enjoyed.
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SuperCulture is an arts and culture collective running accessible and inspiring exhibitions and events. Tthis September Mothership Group are uniting our cultural programme of events across our Shoreditch venues – Queen of Hoxton, Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen, The Book Club and Patterns in Brighton.
In September we’re launching this brand alongside the announcement of SuperCulture three month artist residencies with Dean Chalkley, alongside cultural residents Gal Dem, Vagina Museum and Guerilla Science, aiming to breathe life back into Shoreditch as a centre of new and exciting events in London around the arts and expanding our reach and offer within the Brighton cultural landscape. SuperCulture stands for intelligent, irreverent, playful and powerful arts and culture development, supported by Mothership Group to keep it fair and accessible.
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The Book Club offers a cultural revolution to the East End’s social scene, turning the conventional arts institution on its head, fusing boozing with brain power every night of the week through a thought-provoking programme of ‘thinking and drinking’ SuperCulture events and an eclectic music programme. Previous event series’ featured in national press include Sara Pascoe’s Literary Salon,Idiots’ Dinner and Artist Lock In.