I looked at him I went mad with desire and envy and worship
and self projection
- Lester Bangs on Elvis - 1977
delves into the psyche of the fan, presenting a series of
works by artists who are prepared to give themselves over
to and examine their obsessions. Their objects of desire are
loved, admired and dreamed about resulting in an eclectic
lucky bag of art objects, paintings and drawings.
Oakley lovingly paints his seventies idols from Brian
Wilson to Stevie Nicks
Alex Michon creates her own private Idaho inhabited
by 50s Tin Pan Alley heart throb Billy Fury
Antonio Gianasi draws heavenly fashion boys from the
pages of L'Uomo Vogue
Sarah Doyle loves Prince, she shows him astride his
Purple Rain bike, in 100 drawings and on a pop pillow - to
gaze into his eyes as you fall asleep.
Annabel Dover's idols are a collection of lovingly
recreated Oil on Canvas Elvis'
Cathy Lomax isolates fans in the throws of mass hysteria
creating a series of lush portraits with classical references.
Stella Vine's paintings explore the iconography of
rock and roll from PJ Harvey to the death's of three starstruck
Yolanda Zappaterra inspired by Elvis' 68 Comeback Special
puts her own name up in lights
A Fanclub shop selling Fanclub memorabilia, unofficial pop
merchandise and related publications will be open during show