From Wednesday, October 18th to January 9th, 1999, RUPERT GOLDSWORTHY GALLERY will feature a group of exhibitions on the theme of David Bowie, organized by Rupert Goldsworthy and Lithgow Osborne.
David Bowie is for many a figure whose stature as a musical innovator and stylist is enormous. Bowie has had a huge influence on succeeding generations of artists. This exhibition focuses specifically on Bowie's influences on visual artists, and specifically on the years between 1971 and 1977 where he redefined the possibilities of what a pop musician could encompass, with cultural and musical piracy, flamboyant visual gender play and life that moved from South London to New York, Los Angeles, exile in Berlin and "retirement" to Switzerland. This exhibition was conceived with the idea of bringing together work made about David Bowie, ranging from fan homages to "work inspired by" to work that focuses specifically on Bowies different "looks" and themes over his career. The exhibition concentrates on the inspirations and reference artists of this era draw from Bowie's work.
Included in the exhibition are works by Ned Ambler, Alex Bag, Tad Beck, Nayland Blake, Christopher Brooks, Mathew Cusick, Steve Evens, Erik Hansen, Robert Hawkins, Frank Holiday, Breezy Jones, Jane Kaplowitz, Elizabeth Kley, Christian Marclay, David Muller, Tony Oursler, Rob Pruitt, Guy Richards-Smit, Helen Sadler, Mary Weatherford and others.