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Gérard Quenum @ October Gallery


Moine (Monk) (2012) – Gérard Quenum

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

October Gallery
24 Old Gloucester Street, Bloomsbury, London

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3 thoughts on “Gérard Quenum @ October Gallery

  1. Pingback: Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou @ Jack Bell | African Art in London

  2. 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.

    Kirsten Hecktermann 22 High Street, Saxmundham, Suffolk IP17 1AJ England. + 44 (0)78 87 68 06 72

  3. Thank you very much for coming to the exhibition. I’m glad that the works appealed to you. Hope to see you again.

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