STAR SPANGLED SINNERS
An exhibition by Gordon McHarg and Tracey Moberly (nee Sanders-Wood)
Star, Spangled Sinners the ultimate in decadence or addiction takes an extreme look into the arts, music, performance and media worlds of decadent partying excess...
Gordon’s exhibits include sculptures of the ultimate non-smoking smoking accessory - a pure silver “spliff” with over an ounce (of silver) in every joint. He also exhibits “HIM” a life size wax work of Charles Saatchi. Also on show is the Nautilus the previously unseen million dollar toilet, a porcelain replica of the Kings throne upon which Elvis Presley died.
The artist Tracey Moberly heightens awareness of the “silent epidemic” of hepatitis C (HCV) as it is officially estimated to have infected 200,000 people in the UK (four times as many as HIV) and 100 people per week are being infected. This in-conjunction with the rise in the use of the social ‘party’ drug cocaine is seeing hepatitis C (which as yet has no cure) increasingly being spread by social drug use.
Tracey has designed and cast a series of short straws complete with their own line to convey concern over the “silent epidemic”. Each straw is engraved with an individual line of a poem along the length of the short straw and when exhibited together the twist in this section of the exhibition becomes apparent as the poem warns of the risks in the social aspects of contracting hepatitis C through nasal drug ingestion. She also exhibits long silver champagne straws with quirky upbeat slogans engraved into them such as “AUTHOR OF MY LIFE...”
More works are exhibited and most are for sale. Star, Spangled Sinners the ultimate in decadence or addiction.
18 November 2004 / 6pm > 8pm
19 November > 6 January 2005
Monday > Friday, 10am > 6pm
For further information, images or interview requests contact Rachael at email@example.com or Drew at the Nancy Victor gallery on 020 7813 0373