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CONCLAVE PRESENTS Michael Panteli’s Malice in Underland
05/03/2022 @ 10:00 am - 13/03/2022 @ 5:00 pmFree
Panteli started his art career as a cartoonist with former UK cult comics Zit and Smut.
He is a long-time collaborator with the legendary underground cartoonist, Robert Crumb, and they have been creating joint works of art via the postal system since 2003.
His influences are golden-age (“pre-code”) comic covers from the 1930s-50s, wartime propaganda posters, art deco advertising, the underground comix scene of the late 60s/early 70s, and vintage product packaging and billboards.
His works generally start in acrylic, ink, and pencil, with a simple message accompanying a striking image (much like wartime propaganda posters of years gone by.) Many of his works subvert well-known and iconic posters from yesteryear, while others deal with issues that many find uncomfortable to talk about.
MALICE IN UNDERLAND: Underground art in the underground gallery
In Panteli’s first UK solo show in over 10 years, he presents more than 100 works, created between 2003 and 2022. Ranging from the subtle to the extreme, every work has a message (whether that’s for the viewer, their friends, their enemies, or their governments). Whether you embrace the obscene or are outraged by the works, we guarantee you will have a response to this show!
Social Media culture, right-wing personalities, powerful organisations of all ilks, contradictions, toxic masculinity, violence, and bigotry are all in the firing line, and Panteli’s weapons are humour and filthy language, together with his trusty pens and pencils.
This show includes several collaborative works made with Robert Crumb, never before displayed in the UK.
During the show, original works and limited-edition works will be available to purchase, with further limited-edition prints available to order. Panteli’s comics and wallet-friendly merch will also be up for grabs. Panteli will be showing at ComicCon in May 2022, so this is a unique chance to get in there early and snap up a unique piece before they’re all gone.
This show is suitable for 18+ only.
Please be aware that this exhibition contains STRONG ADULT CONTENT which is not suitable for younger viewers, and some people may find some content offensive. Works may contain sexual references, sexual swear words, references to violence, drug use, and mental health conditions. Please use your discretion as to whether this exhibition is right for you! If you would like further pre-visit information and advice on the content, please don’t hesitate to get in touch via email.
- Saturday 5th March 10-6
- Sunday 6th March: 11-5
- Tuesday 8th March: 12-6
- Wednesday 9th March: 12-6
- Thursday 10th March: 10-6
- Friday 11th March: 10-6
- Saturday 12th March: 10-6
- Sunday 13th March: 11-5
To see or buy artworks by Michael Panteli from our current (and previous) group shows at Conclave, please head over to his artist page here.