Merry Anti-Christmas

News broke this week that Christmas trees might be affected by a deadly virus: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-2039096

Gaye Black, Bondage
Gaye Black, Bondage

Not in the spirit of the season perhaps, but definitely in the spirit of Black Xmas – a new exhibition curated by Gaye Black, otherwise known as Gaye Advert – female punk star of The Adverts, and now an artist.

Sophie Lo, Zombie Baby
Sophie Lo, Zombie Baby

According to a spokesman at the Signal Gallery which will host the exhibition ‘her interest moved away from punk to black metal,’ and clearly she was taken with the subtle death/horror leitmotif.

Espira, King of kings 2012
Espira, King of kings 2012

He also tells us that ‘she’s quite anti-Christmas; she’ll have a home-made pizza on Christmas day.’ Rebel.

Ella Guru, Samppa Von-Cyborg
Ella Guru, Samppa Von-Cyborg

Black who seems to literally dabble in the dark arts, has called upon a broad base of artists including street artists and a ‘renegade potter/mosaic’ specialist, which according to the spokesman have been instructed to ‘not have a good time’ but also ‘to go for it.’

Dale Grimshaw, Memento Mori
Dale Grimshaw, Memento Mori

A line was drawn though. ‘No serial killers or paedophiles’ he says. Still, they really went to town. If a creeping Yuletide of malevolence, striking down reindeer, stifling Tiny Tim and killing Santa stone dead is your idea of fun you’ll find more details here.

Carrie Reichardt,  First Xmas
Carrie Reichardt, First Xmas

Black Xmas is showing at the Signal Gallery, 32 Paul Street, London, EC2 from 30 November – 21 December

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