KEVIN BERLIN: TIGER TRAINING FOR BEGINNERS
SHOW DATES: May 17 – June 14, 2012
VIP/Press Preview: Thursday, May 17 2012, 18.30 – 21.30pm
private view Thursday, May 17 2012, 18.30 – 21.30pm.
live art performance 19.30pm sharp!
show runs from May 17 – June 14, 2012
opening times: mon-wed: 10am-5pm
admission free thu-fri: 10am-6.30pm
20 Great Guildford Street SE1 0FD London
on the doorstep of the Tate Modern
nearest tube: London Bridge, Southwark.
contact Kasia Morawska London +44 20 3129 2924
gallery director Los Angeles +1 323 230 3177
Warsaw +48 691 951 420
KEVIN BERLIN's solo exhibition TIGER TRAINING FOR BEGINNERS features more than 100 new paintings. Inspired by the artist’s experiences working with tiger and lion trainers at the Ukrainian National Circus,
the themes also explore contemporary life such as tigers at a cocktail party, tigers in your house, and the type of tigers that inhabit the deep interior of the mind.
In addition to major larger than life canvases painted in Kiev, the exhibition is highlighted with a live art performance on May 17, the evening of the private view.
Works include Into The Cage, Tiger Snack #2, Хода Hет! Хищники (Danger: Carnivores), Lion King, Tiger in the House, The Striped Dress, Monkey Trainer and an installation entitled Nudo e Crudo (Raw And Naked)
“This exhibit may be the last time you ever see a tiger if we don’t take action!” - Kevin Berlin.
“There are only 3200 tigers left alive in the wild. I hope these paintings encourage viewers to take action and get involved in a world-wide movement to protect the global population of tigers, which continues to decline.” - Kevin Berlin.
TIGER TRAINING FOR BEGINNERS is the Kevin Berlin’s first major show in London following recent exhibitions in New York, Miami, Chicago and Shanghai. Kevin Berlin, a Yale University alumnus, also studied at the Slade School of Fine Art and University College London with special course work through the Department of Zoology at the British Museum and Regents Park Zoo.