Gaye Black

Coming up Friday 28nd of  February 2020:
DOLLS AND BONES, solo exhibition by GAYE BLACK.


Vernissage Friday 28 February, 19h00
Drinks, leather jackets and release of a limited-edition stenciled fanzine by Lula Valletta.

As the bassist of the Adverts, when her name was Gaye Advert, she was the girl’s face of English punkdom. Two of their songs summarize exactly what it was all about in those days: Bored Teenagers and One Chord Wonders. As an artist, Gaye Black has remained faithful to the DIY mentality. She organizes punk art exhibitions in London and now presents her very own defiant brand of art in HOK, full of death symbolism. Brexit notwithstanding, Gaye Black will be present at the vernissage of her HOK expo Dolls and Bones on Friday the 28th of February at 19h00. There she will meet up with Dutch Punk Professor Leonor Faber-Jonker, who will present an in-depth paper on her teenage idol: Life in the Bell-Jar.

The Bell-Jars are just one of the devices put to use by Gaye, to capture and present to the public’s and Gary Gilmore’s eyes shreds and bits of her own highly personal past. There are the collages, assemblages, broken necklaces, rosaries, Motörhead pins and there’s the fearsome mirror on the wall. The dolls from your innocent childhood are put into contrast with the bones that have always been there right beneath the surface. True to her punk credentials, Gaye Black has come to break up what’s always to be rearranged. Punk has come to HOK and it has come to stay.