Guerrilla Zoo ‘Modern Panic VI’ @ Apiary Studios

On November 13, Guerrilla Zoo presented ‘Modern Panic VI’, an extraordinary patchwork of distraught urban mutants, comic sex toys, social caricatures, beheaded clowns, and unyielding live art provocateurs.  Until November 22, they’ve taken over Hackney Road’s Apiary Studios – a surrealist gateway for London’s dark art connoisseurs and lovers of the grotesque.

Stand back and don’t panic as fearless Kayleigh O’Keefe opens the doors to her “Psychedelic Menstrual Hut”, Charlotte Bailey revolutionizes the once trusted art of embroidery and “craftivist” Carrie Reichardt unfolds the intricate patterns of her highly-politicised, rock’n’roll ceramics.

    Modern Panic VI

Modern Panic 6 Flyer Poster

Exhibition Dates:

November 13-November 22, 2015

Apiary Studios

APIARY STUDIOS | 458 Hackney Road, London E2 9EG

                For additional information, please contact the gallery directly at [email protected]

Featured Artists:
Gary Alford, Miki Aurora, Franko B, Charlotte Bailey, Bakhtiyar Berkin, Candykonk, Christophe Richart Carrozza, Iain Coiley, Boldizsar CROrryelle Defenestrate-Bascule, David DellagiJan Hakon Erichsen, Isabel FarfanAndru Fijalkowski, Glenn Fitzpatrick, Harumi Foster, Laura Gabe, Charlie Tuesday Gates, Tommy GrahamOlga Guse, Peter Hanmer, Adam HarveyCindy HinantJames Hollenbaugh, Sarah Jane Jones, Vasilis Karvounis, The Krah, Roisin LarkinRyan Lee, Simon LejeuneIain MacarthurDavid MckeanOre Miamshick, Sophie Morton, Demitri Nezis, Carrie ReichardtLarry RevoirLucy SparrowRalph Steadman, Daniel StonehamMike Turner, VortmanGiles Walker, Daniel WechslerLG White, Yaxxy WongDarko ZarevskiYuri Zupancic

Live Performances:
Philip BedwellEmily Bee, MisSa Blue, Snake FervorLouis Fleischauer, Izaskun Gonzalez, Kayleigh O’Keefe, Roderick D MorganTakatsuna MukaiRE:Act!Marnie ScarletSebastiano Sing, Eliza Soroga Syban, Tobias Wrong, Desmond Zeederberg

Press Release:
M O D E R N   P A N I C  VI
Curated by James Elphick

 A unique collection of surreal, controversial & provocative international modern artists and live art’s practitioners. Guerrilla Zoo’s acclaimed annual Modern Panic exhibition returns for its sixth incarnation. Curated by James Elphick, the show features a unique collection of surreal, controversial and provocative international artists and live art practitioners who explore the dark fringes of art.

This year’s exhibition offers a rare opportunity to see the work of political agitator and savage satirist, gonzo artist Ralph Steadman, who is famed for his work with Hunter S Thompson and William S Burroughs. Also exhibiting is the artist best known for his countless collaborations with Neil Gaiman (Sandman, MirrorMask), his illustration of Batman’s Arkham Asylum along with his album art for countless musicians, from The Rolling Stones to Bill Laswell, the irrepressible Dave McKean.

With over 60 contributing artists, show highlights include engaging works by the phenomenal Franko B, felt provocateur Lucy Sparrow, ceramist artist Carrie Reichardt and Mutoid Waste robotic artist Giles Walker. Alongside are the rising insurgent upstarts, including mind-warping street artist The Krah; Danish surrealist David Dellagi; uncompromising social political artist Glenn Fitzpatrick’s take on the oil industry; the futuristic insectoid mechanist works of Mike Turner; photorealistic pop artist LG White’s foray into the fall of classical civilisation;Sarah Jane Jones’ exceptional african child sculpture, a study which tackles poverty and hunger; and Roisin Larkin’s branded body parts, a foreboding insight into the future of consumerism.


  Medusa by Bakhtiyar Berkin


Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough (detail) by Peter Hammer


Somethin… Been Added by Ralph Steadman & William S Burroughs


Rolf live painting by Tommy Graham


Charlotte Bailey


Postcard 1 by Lucy Sparrow


Lucy Sparrow


Queen Staffs + by Dave McKean


      Mam1 by Roisin Larkin


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