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Gérard Quenum: Dolls Never Die

Exhibition preview

DOLLS Never Die, the second solo exhibition of new works by sculptor Gérard Quenum, will be on display at the October Gallery from September 20 to October 27, 2012.

Gérard Quenum, (b.Benin, 1971) stands out as one of the more original creators of a distinct sculptural style using urban detritus. His works can be found in major public collections including the British Museum, National Museums of Scotland and the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, California.

His latest exhibition, Dolls Never Die, will present a series of new sculptures and an installation composed of recycled objects whose diverse histories contribute much to the overall significance of the pieces themselves.

Like many of his contemporaries from Africa, Quenum’s work is composed of an eclectic mix of objets trouvés – that elevates the pieces into poignant, mysterious and whimsical ‘portraits’ of individuals or types observed in his local environment.

Quenum’s work is also exhibited at the National Football Museum in Manchester as part of the exhibition entitled Moving Into Space, which runs until December 2012.

On Saturday, September 22 at 3pm, Gérard Quenum will talk about his work within the exhibition Dolls Never Die. Admission is free.

Times: Tuesday to Saturday 12.30pm to 5.30pm or by appointment. The Gallery is closed during official holidays and for the entire month of August.

October Gallery, 24 Old Gloucester Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1N 3AL

Tel: 020 7242 7367

Website: www.octobergallery.co.uk/

Also at the October Gallery: All I Want Is Out Of Here, a group exhibition of recent works by sixteen MA photography students from the Royal College of Art.