Just in time for Halloween, global dark art peddlers, Strychnin Gallery, opened its East London doors Friday night with the “Kings and Queens and Childhood Dreams” exhibition. The show, which still runs for at least a few more weeks, features the works of dozens of artists from throughout the world. Much of the exhibition’s subject matter has a creepy and somewhat sinister edge. By “childhood dreams,” we assume they mean nightmares, creatures under the bed … that sort of thing.
The gallery was absolutely packed during the opening, with the crowd spilling out into the street. Many in attendance donned their Halloween best. Elvin ears and extreme corsets were not an uncommon sight. Of course, Londonist got the impression that such garb might not be so unusual at any Strychnin event, no matter the date.
Strychnin Gallery is located at 65 Hanbury Street right off Brick Lane E1 5JP. For more information visit Strychnin.com.
Photography by Chris Osburn © 2007