Well, it’s in the title, Feast! An exhibition by international artist Mister Samo. He brings a new collection of work to the Corner Collective and a first show in three years. Any fans of local street art will remember Samo working his magic at Playdead Studio, so it is super cool for him to embrace the corner on Albert Road. He brings an exciting show which promises to be an ‘experience’ according to the artist. Having spent time selling some of his art pieces at the Corner Collective gallery over the last year, this feels like a natural transition to having a wide selection of his work over a week.
Renowned as a street artist and trans activist, it’s been fantastic to watch this artist grow and become so comfortable in his designs and artwork over the last four years. You can read all about his journey here. Maybe you have seen his powerful mural at Bransbury Park that Samo created last September and would love to know more about the artist, well now is your chance.
Speaking to the street artist, he said, “The theme and concept that birthed this exhibition was reflecting with my partner Sam about community, a strong thread that is always a priority and focus in not only my art but also my life. My partner and I were talking about ‘having a seat at the table’ and what that means, not only within a community but as a trans person within a community.
I love the concept that when someone is provided with a seat at the table it represents an opportunity to be heard and make a difference.
In this exhibition, I am exploring my own lived experience with not only having a seat at the table and what it took to get there but also being in a position to be able to invite others to the table.
There is much more to the concept of coming to the table and simply sitting. There is love, awareness and inclusion. But there is also struggle, survival and a lot of heart.”
Themes that Mister Samo knows all too well.
Expect a feast.
Expect a visual sensory experience.
And if you wish..a seat at his table.
Opening on the 8th of February from 6pm until 9pm
Then opening hours until the 17th of February are the usual gallery opening hours of
11am – 4pm Thurs -Sat
12pm – 4pm Sun .