Fantich & Young
Apex Predator | Darwinian Voodoo
November 6 – December 23, 2015
projects+gallery opened its doors for Apex Predator | Darwinian Voodoo on November 6, 2015. The exhibition featured the work of East London-based artists Mariana Fantich and Dominic Young, collectively known as Fantich & Young.
The exhibition marked the first solo presentation of the artists’ Apex Predator collection. Drawing on a belief system that centers on supernatural ceremonial ritual, the Apex Predator collection features male and female ceremonial attire customized with human hair, bones and eyes. The collection includes shoes, accessories and perfume vessels laden with thousands of dentures, which showcase Fantich & Young’s ability to effectively merge the creative disciplines of fine art, design and fashion.
According to Fantich & Young, “An Apex Predator is a predator with no predators of their own, residing at the top of the food chain. The collection is an exploration of this concept and its relationship to social evolution in the modern world.”
Having previously shown pieces from the Apex Predator collection in Europe and Western Asia, the show at projects+gallery marked the artists' first solo exhibition in the United States. The exhibition was on view at projects+gallery until December 23, 2015.
Fantich & Young are represented by Barrett Barrera Projects, St. Louis, Missouri.