"The Turn-off" Plaster, electrical switch, mixed media 2006
"My Pleasure" Mixed media 2006
"Night Out" China, plaster, fabric, mixed media 2006
Ver-Heaven opening closes the West End
There was a veritable 'people explosion' on Monday 11 September at the opening of Julie Verhoeven's Ver-Heaven exhibition. After heavy press coverage the previous week some 600-700 artlovers and Julie-fans rocked Beak Street, blocking traffic until police had to be called to clear the main traffic conduit into Regent Street. With the artist herself disguised in Egyption-orange masque and wig visitors were encouraged to draw with chalk all over the pavements from Beak to Lexington while others sipped triple strength capasas before repairing to Fudge Six in Dean Street for the afterparty. Collectors snapped up the dressing-screens and drawings as Riflemaker staff tried to protect Julie's delicate soft sculptures and textiles from the crush - not to mention the 1,000 eggs she had imported from Kent !
'Ver-heaven' continues until Saturday 11 November. Julie Verhoeven talks about her work on Monday 2 October at Riflemaker - booking 0207-439-0000 (7pm & also 8.30pm)