FIRST FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS - Aug 7th, 2015
Join Wharton Club Members and Guests as this secret Soho Art Gallery and Member's Club is set ablaze with an homage to The Art of Burning Man.
This secret Soho hotspot will be set ablaze with an homage to the vibrant art and culture of the iconic Burning Man Festival. The exhibition brings together iconic prints from photographer NK Guy, alongside the release of his critically anticipated book, Art of Burning Man, and bespoke installations and sculptures from Shuster + Moseley.
WHERE: Gallery in Soho (Nearest Tube: Piccadilly Circus)
WHEN: Friday, August 7th from 6:30-9pm
TICKETS: Entrance to Exhibition + a welcome cocktail, cashbar thereafter)
REGISTRATION: FREE to Club Members and Guests / Non Members: £15
First Years/Class of 2015/New Admits: Free - Registration criteria will be verified
NK Guy's book, Art of Burning Man: Previously, the art of the festival has been unseen by the public. However, for the first time in the history of the festival, Burning Man has sanctioned cult-cool Canadian writer and photographer to showcase the incredible sculptures, installations and ‘Burning Men’ effigies produced throughout the years. This momentous occasion will give Londoners the opportunity to capture a glimpse into the prolific festival.
Shuster + Moseley: Unifying geometry, light and perceptual elements, the sculptures engage the viewer in an immersive experience. The series consists of glass sculptures that manipulate natural and artificial light to generate optical environments, and explore traditional and technological interfaces.
Burning Man: Situated in the desert outside of Reno, Nevada, Burning Man is a week-long festival with a radical emphasis on community, art, self-expression and spiritual adventure. Starting as a ritual commemorating summer solstice, the festival is now a phenomenon that draws in over 65,000 people to the Black Rock Desert each year. The Art of Burning Man will feature a selection of images from the festivals early days in 1998 up to its contemporary life in 2014.