Fags, Birds and a Couple of Guns, a retrospective dedicated to the extraordinary work of Nancy Fouts will open at Hoxton’s Hang-Up Gallery.
American-born artist Nancy Fouts, who passed away in April 2019, is best known for her distinctive sculptural works, which reconfigure commonplace objects and materials with a subversive and playful humour.
Fout’s work brings together these seemingly disconnected items, religious artefacts, creatures and symbols to create bizarre juxtapositions of the everyday, wickedly funny taxidermy sculptures, and even giving Old Master paintings a surreal twist.
The artist described her approach to gleaning ideas as “beachcombing”, rediscovering the familiar with a perspective that she likened to childhood naivety. Admired for her boundless enthusiasm and passion for disrupting the everyday, the ‘modern-day surrealist’ is genuinely much loved and respected by artists, curators and collectors alike for her wild imagination, wit and generosity of spirit.
Working closely with the artist’s estate, the Hang-Up retrospective will feature work spanning several decades, including some of her best loved sculptures and framed works alongside unseen pieces from her converted vicarage home and studio space in Camden.
When: 28th February – 24th April 2020
Where: Hang-up Gallery, 10d Branch Place, Regent’s Canal, Hoxton, London N1 5PH
£: Free admission
More info: hanguppictures.com