DALSTON SCREENTESTS EXHIBITION

Exhibition run: February 12th - May 11th, 2014
A two-part exhibition at Dalston Superstore & Stunt Dolly Curated By: Ryan Lanji & Saskia Wickins
This February curators Ryan Lanji & Saskia Wickins unveil a two-part exhibition celebrating some of Dalston's cultural icons through a modern interpretation of Andy Warhol's iconic screen tests.

Between 1964 and 1966 in his studio known as 'The Factory' in New York City, Andy Warhol created over five hundred screen tests featuring anyone he deemed to have 'star potential'. These silent film portraits not only remain a testament to his eye for celebrity, but acted as a time capsule for the cultural fabric of New York in the sixties.

Dalston has been an area infused with creativity due to its continuous support for art and music. Over the past years it's undeniable that this unique district of North-East London has unknowingly had the same Warholian effect on ostracised creatives in search for a home and an outlet for their eccentricities. Landmarks such as Dalston Superstore and new additions like Stunt Dolly have championed the heritage of Dalston and understand it's strength as a culturally mosaic community.

Dalston Screentests will act as a two-part exhibition inviting eight of Dalston's most iconic creatives to Stunt Dolly hair salon where they will be captured in a screen test. The silent film portraits will then be unveiled in Stunt Dolly and continue to Dalston Superstore where screen printer Cassandra Yap will transform the short portraits into artworks fusing Warhol, Dalston and its championed creatives.

The exhibition will run from February 12th till May 11th and is free for the public.

Enquiries to: art@dalstonsuperstore.com or enquiries@ryanlanji.com

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