Art Preview: Many Dead Things @ Superette Gallery

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Art Preview: Many Dead Things @ Superette Gallery
The severed hand of Grigori Rasputin within antique display cabinet.
The severed hand of Grigori Rasputin within antique display cabinet.
The preserved corpse of an infant triceratops recovered from the Plateau.
The preserved corpse of an infant triceratops recovered from the Plateau.
The mummified remains of a child vampire.
The mummified remains of a child vampire.
Research case pertaining to the study of lycanthropy.
Research case pertaining to the study of lycanthropy.
The remaining vestiges of Dante’s descent into hell.
The remaining vestiges of Dante's descent into hell.
The severed hand of Grigori Rasputin within antique display cabinet.
The severed hand of Grigori Rasputin within antique display cabinet.
The preserved corpse of an infant triceratops recovered from the Plateau.
The preserved corpse of an infant triceratops recovered from the Plateau.
The mummified remains of a child vampire.
The mummified remains of a child vampire.
Research case pertaining to the study of lycanthropy.
Research case pertaining to the study of lycanthropy.
The remaining vestiges of Dante’s descent into hell.
The remaining vestiges of Dante's descent into hell.

The perished bodies of mythical creatures, relics of an alternative past, a thumbs up from one of the League of Gentlemen...the first solo show from artist Alex CF doesn't just tick all the right boxes; it takes those boxes and stuffs them full of cryptozoological wonders the likes of which ye have never seen. Quoth the press release:

The mummified remains of a vampire child, the taxidermied corpse of a 7-foot-tall adult werewolf, the trappings of scientists and archaeologists pertaining to the study of these species in the form of antique research cases, amongst many other fascinating objects.

That, ladies and gentlemen, sounds like a rather special exhibition to us. The show runs at Superette Gallery (66A Sclater Street, Off Brick Lane) from 28 May to 2 June. You can get a taster of this eerie cabinet of curiosities by clicking through our gallery above.

Last Updated 25 May 2010