Charlie Godet Thomas exhibits in the group show 'Beano: The Art of Breaking the Rules' at Somerset House, London, UK, running from 21 October 2021 – 06 March 2022.
Thomas will be exhibiting the work 'Shit Brickhouse No.2' (2015) renamed as 'Cloud Study (Overleaf)' which was first displayed in the artists solo show 'In Comes the Good Air, Out Goes the Bad Air, In Comes the Good Air' at Cactus Gallery, Liverpool, UK in 2015. The work depicts a graphic based on the Beano character Calamity James' rain clouds, instead replacing the name with the text 'DEEP GLOOM!'.
"Do you remember your mum and dad dragging you round boring old museums? Bleugh! Well, prepare for your favourite Beano characters to shake things up as we celebrate their spirit of rebellion with our major new exhibition this autumn.
Step into the pages of the comic and take a trip into Beanotown to explore how this beloved icon of British comics has fired up successive generations to break the rules, while discovering artists who push boundaries in their own original and wonderful ways.
Come face-to-face with the Beano gang - including Dennis and Gnasher, Minnie the Minx, Bananaman and the Bash Street Kids – through original comic artwork and amazing artefacts, plundered from the Beano’s archive.
The exhibition is curated by artist and lifelong Beano fan Andy Holden, who gathers today’s greatest creative rule-breakers, including writers, musicians, painters, sculptors and photographers.
So whether you want to be inspired by fearless artistic mavericks, revisit a much-loved childhood comic masterpiece or explore the Beano’s larger-than-life characters with your own little rebels, this exhibition will prove that there really is no age limit on the art of breaking the rules."
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