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Cliff Wallace, who showed alongside Marina Bychkova and Virginie Ropars last December in The Vault, will be exhibiting 24 of his sculptures at the end of this month. The opening night is being sponsored by Babicka Vodka, which is based on a 16th Century recipe from Czech witches – a perfect accompaniment for the show!
Read on for the press release and more images of Cliff’s work:
ALL HALLOWS – sculpture by Cliff Wallace – Acquire Arts, Battersea, London
29th October- 4th November 2009
Art and movie lovers looking for somewhere different to go to over the Halloween period should head to “All Hallows”, an exhibition of creature sculpture by top movie monster maker Cliff Wallace. With a film career spanning over 25 years, and including such films as “Hellraiser”, “28 Days Later”, “Kingdom of Heaven”, “Hellboy 2 The Golden Army” and the forthcoming “Clash of the Titans” Wallace presents over twenty personal sculptures including, devils, witches, trolls, aliens and all manner of bizarre creatures.
Wallace is the owner of Creature Effects, a company specialising in the production of creatures and special makeup effects for movies, television and promos. He has worked on over fifty movies but welcomes the opportunity to exhibit his work outside of the movie world. “There is such a wealth of great art created in the movie industry, but much of it is never seen outside of that, the work I’m exhibiting here uses many of the same techniques and materials that we use on a day to day basis, and represent an opportunity for both art lovers and movie fans to see the type of work we do up close and personal.”
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Following successful shows at the Strychnin Gallery in Berlin, he is pleased to present his first London based solo show. “These works are amongst my favourites from the last decade or so, they have been developed away from the design restraints that are often found in the film industry and as such are perhaps the purest examples of my design ethos”. As well as exhibiting and selling his sculptures Wallace will be on hand at the gallery over the weekend of Oct 31-Nov 01st to talk about his art and his work in movie special effects.
The exhibition “All Hallows – sculpture by Cliff Wallace” is presented by creaturemedia in association with Strychnin Gallery Berlin and runs from 29th October- 4th November at the Acquire Arts Gallery 155 Battersea Park Road, Battersea, London SW8 4BU
Gallery times are 12am-6pm Monday-Friday and 10am-6pm Saturday/Sunday.
For more about Cliff Wallace and Creature Effects visit his website here