As someone who mostly enjoyed playing with wooden bricks, crayons, twigs and mud as a child, I’ve never felt particularly interested in dolls, especially the plastic kind. But sculptor Gérard Quenum’s latest exhibition at October Gallery could change that. When I first saw his art works – most of which use recycled dolls, along with other found objects – I thought they were profoundly creepy, but after a while they won me over with their disconcerting but weirdly moving baby stares. Quenum’s new show, Dolls Never Die, presents a range of new sculptures and an installation tracing the multiple stories and paths that converge in his home town of Porto-Novo.
The show continues until 27th October.
Opening hours: 12.30-17.30, Tues-Sat
24 Old Gloucester Street, Bloomsbury, London
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September 24, 2012 at 11:02 am
I have only just come across your blog but would like to mention a show that has started, but running till the end of this month as it might be of interest.
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September 29, 2012 at 9:13 pm
Thank you very much for coming to the exhibition. I’m glad that the works appealed to you. Hope to see you again.