Tuesday, 5 January 2010


2010 starts with a bang!

'Diablos', or the concept of devils, as seen by artists Cesar G Serpa and Gillian McIver will honor the wall of the Ruskin Cafe at the Working Men's College, starting Jan 12th.

12 January - 25 February 2010

10am - 8pm, 10am – 4pm Saturdays
Working Men College Ruskin Café
44 Crowndale Road
London NW1 1RT

Diablo, devil in English and ‘accuser’ in ancient Greek, represents the fallen angel in Abrahamic religions. In modern culture, its has become an allegory for menace and the malevolent alter-ego, which the artists in this exhibition explore through photography. Is it a journey into the depth of consciousness, where guilt, transgression and temptation lie?

Gillian McIver is a Canadian artist based in London. Starting out as a photographer, she began to work with experimental film and video making, and site-specific installation art. She has exhibited widely in the UK and internationally. “I am interested in revealing images which are very strong; that offer a glimpse of past worlds and indistinct realities; where the boundaries between fiction and documentary blur, and memories take on a life of their own.” www.artsite.org.uk

Cesar G Serpa studied painting in London, and photography in Italy, before moved to Maracay, Venezuela in 2004. Back in his home country, he focused on experimental photography, developing his own style and technique using light and exposure. www.cezargserpa.com

This is the first in a series of exhibitions hosted in the Working Men's College's Ruskin Café, curated by Karen Janody.

WMC Art & Design department has a strong reputation of successfully sending students on to study in prestigious art institutions such as Central St Martin’s and Goldsmiths.

The next exhibition ‘Streets of London’, featuring the works of WMC photography students will open on Thurs 11th February 2010.


For more information, please contact Karen Janody // 079 8995 4414 Karen@creative-city.co.uk

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