All posts tagged: Steve Lazarides

“The Minotaur” in London’s Nether Regions

Lazarides Gallery in London has a penchant for spectacular pop-ups in cavernous quarters, effecting a theatrical aura for the work of artists to take center stage. This month, Lazarides dives beneath the City of London, where there lies a complex system of tunnels and activities, including reportedly a military citadel – a bunker called Pindar. The Old Vic Theater, built in 1818, is located just south-east of Waterloo Station in London and just above an almost mythic installation by the gallerist this month. The tunnels and subterranean chambers housing “The Minotaur”, a collection of work by fine artists and Street Artists, add a clandestine mystery for the visitors who venture below. Combined with a program that can include dining and theatre, the mythic theme of the Minotaur is interpreted by the stable of artists to sometimes stunning effect.


Doug Foster (photo © Geoff Hargadon)

Photographer and BSA collaborator Geoff Hargadon visited the exhibition and sends these exclusive images to BSA. The 16 international artists in the show, David Falconer, Sage Vaughn, Vhils, ATMA, Zak Ove, Doug Foster, 3D, Antony Micallef, Boxi, Conor Harrington, David Choe, Ian Francis, Jonathan Yeo, Lucy McLauchlan, Michael Najjar, Ron English, Stanley Donwood and Zevs.

If you have missed this, hurry because The Minotaur closes on October 25.


Zak Ove (photo © Geoff Hargadon)


Zak Ove (photo © Geoff Hargadon)


Zak Ove (photo © Geoff Hargadon)


Zak Ove (photo © Geoff Hargadon)


ATMA (photo © Geoff Hargadon)


Murdoch with friends. Vhils (photo © Geoff Hargadon)


Murdoch with no friends. Vhils (photo © Geoff Hargadon)


Sage Vaughn (photo © Geoff Hargadon)


David Falconer (photo © Geoff Hargadon)


David Falconer (photo © Geoff Hargadon)


The Dining Chamber (photo © Geoff Hargadon)

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Faile Retrospective at Lazarides; a Bastion of Color Up the Street (plus new Deluxx Fluxx Video)

A Blur of Excitement at the two Lazarides galleries in London this week. One of Brooklyn duo Failes's carved and painted spinny poles on display. (photo © Ian Cox)
Chop-Chop! It was a Brooklyn blur of excitement at two galleries run by Steve Lazarides in London last week. Here we see three of Failes’s carved and painted spinny poles on display for their 10 year retrospective. (photo © Ian Cox)

Plenty of room to rollerskate in the Faile retrospective showroom. (photo @ Ian Cox)

Plenty of room to skateboard in the Faile retrospective showroom before the opening. Might scuff up the floor a bit though. (photo @ Ian Cox)

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And then people started arriving. © Ian Cox


Outside the main retrospective, we trundle up about five blocks to the Bast & Faile show called "Faile Bast Deluxx Fluxx Arcade." (photo © Ian Cox)

Meanwhile in the Bast & Faile Arcade across the street

Meanwhile back in the Bat Arcade - is that RJ Tweeting his Space Invaders score? (photo @Ian Cox)

I used to have an Elton John flourescent poster in my closet when I was a kid. Just sayin.

Remember Elton John played the Pinball Wizard in Tommy? Guess Who had the black-light poster of him as the Pinball Wizard in his closet when he was a kid? Pass the bong please. (photo © Ian Cox)

Rumor has is that there will be a line of Faile bongs out in time for Christmas. (photo © Ian Cox)

Naturally, the show opening was catered. This woman in a colorful cat-suit was offering flourescent Doritos and dip. (photo © Ian Cox)

More of Ian’s images HERE

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