More info, lifted from the press release, after the jump.
Returning to their formative roots Steal From Work invite you to join them in a revival of the now infamous former Bridewell Police Cells, hosting in unison with the Long Arm Gallery, ‘JUSTICE’ a group show featuring an all star international cast, C215, DAN 23, LEAST WANTED, BRUNO LEYVAL and MC1984.
Travelling to Bristol from France and New York this group are set to excite the senses with site specific installations, photography, new original pieces and a variable of associated mediums including 2 recently released books, Least Wanted’s ‘Least Wanted’ a selection of over a centurys worth of mug shots and C215’s now infamous Stencil History X.
All the artists have a strong collective interest in the plights of minority cultures, human rights, freedom, homelessness and the vacuous subject of law and order, and Justice will display the combined aesthetic of these interests placed within the oppressive environment of Bridewell Police Station’s cells.
SHOW TITLE: Justice
ARTISTS: C215, Dan23, Least Wanted, Bruno Leyval & MC1984
VENUE: The Long Arm Gallery & Bridewell Police cells
ADDRESS: The Long Arm Gallery, Bridewell Street, Bristol, BS1 3PY, UK
DATES: 3rd – 26th April, 2009
OPENING NIGHT: Friday 3rd April, 8.30-10pm
GALLERY OPENING TIMES: Thursday- Saturday 12-7pm / Sunday 12-4pm / And by appointment (phone 07794 331 424)
FFI CONTACT: Jono: 07527 140 323 / firstname.lastname@example.org
***If you would like any further images from the show or any additional info, interviews etc don’t hesitate to contact us.***
After 2 years of active involvement with the association of the same name that he created C215 has spent recent years focusing exclusively on his own artistic practice and in 2007 was responsible for a stencil world tour travelling through Brazil, India, Morocco, Israel, Poland, Austria, Germany, Slovakia, England, Spain, Italy, Holland, Senegal, Turkey, Greece and continues to give art to people from all cultures and backgrounds.
Dan 23 (France)
After numerous art related careers has of late been concentrating on his own pieces. With a mix of watercoulor, poetry and large scale paintings Dan 23 focuses on the subject of black history and freedom, specifically the struggle of those trying to achieve it.
Least Wanted (New York)
Has tirelessly spent his days collecting over a centuries worth of American mugshots. Created as utilitarian instruments, and meant to be destroyed when obsolete, they survive as remnants of a bygone era of hard-copy originals, extraordinary visual windows on the past, and riveting physical artifacts, often accompanied by municipal ephemera.
Bruno Leyval, (France)
Bruno focuses on the use of ink and has been honing this technique for several years. Often focusing on the struggles of minority cultures and racsim in the modern world. He is also the originator of Awakestudio.com, an arts website forging links between the arts and alternative culture.
MC 1984 (France)
With a history in sculpture MC1984 has in recent years turned his hand to roaming bestiary stickers invading the streets he travels and his comic inspired portrait work combining influences from print making and art history.