Lazarides: Zevs – Lux
After much anticipation I eventually got myself down to the Zevs show at Lazarides.
Unfortunately after really looking forward to the show it didn’t live up to my expectations. Most of the work I had seen before and was in my opinion repetitive and not particularly well executed. However, the shows saving grace was the short film by Zevs playing in the basement which showed the installation of a great street piece.
Anyway, head down to the show and make up your own mind up; but in the meantime here’s what Lazarides say;
Zevs is not only one of the most political artists within Lazarides’ already partisan roster, he is becoming seen as one of the more inspired practitioners of mischievous street work. His Liquidated Logos series, first displayed at the Soho gallery in November 2007, are arguably the most direct and recognisable examples of the oeuvre.
Bursting with creative and seditious energy after his recent spell in a Chinese jail, Lazarides Newcastle is delighted (and somewhat relieved) to welcome ZEVS for a solo exhibition featuring a sensational new body of work. Entitled LUX, the show, as its title suggests, will focus both on his appropriation of ‘luxury’ brand logos and his remarkable nocturnal public interventions with light, shadow and reflection in his home town of Paris, also known as ‘The City of Lights’. ZEVS will be spending a few days in Newcastle ahead of the opening, working both in and around the gallery, and we’ll be spending our time either talking him out of liquidating Greggs’ logo, or visiting him in our local prison.