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Jack Newhouse – Sunday, 11th October 2015
It has been a sensual exhibition the Juno Calypso, at the 71a Gallery, London.
London based artist Juno Calypso creates self-portraits in which she performs as sensual Joyce, a fictional character who enthralled visitors at the 71a Gallery exhibition.
The exhibition was quite interesting, but displaying few works, some photographs and a video lasting a couple of minutes.
The atmosphere is nice in the small 71a Gallery. Run by young people, there is a sort of café at the entrance of the rooms in the basement, and a couple of tables with plastic flowers and sequins covered.
The Juno Calypso works are focused on her own body, a full and shapely figure of a young female. Sexy and eye-catching, the images show part of bodies, which are the true artwork, located and surrounded of luxurious places, for example the location is a very expensive hotel bathroom.
The highlight of teh exhibition is the video. It is made in a bathroom of a very pricey hotel. Juno Calypso takes a bath in a foamy bath tub. She keeps on standing up and down, repeatedly in a continuous loop, showing her gorgeous body and her red hair beehive. The sensual movement repetition gives an idea of a prelude to a sexual intercourse – which will never happen.
In her work, Juno Calypso investigates the habits of nowadays seduction and beauty, and the elaborated creation of femininity. For her most recent series Juno travelled to a Pennsylvanian honeymoon hotel, where she stayed alone for a week producing unsettling new photographic and video work.
Juno Calypso is a 2012 BA Photography graduate from London College of Communication. So far, she had exhibitions in London, New York and Miami, and was featured in The British Journal of Photography, The Guardian, Dazed & Confused, The Sunday Times, VICE and The Huffington Post.
Sensual exhibition Juno Calypso was at the 71a Gallery, Shoreditch, London, from 2nd until 4th October 2015.