The Shit Show
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The Shit Show

Mark Denton Esq.

Jealous East

02 Feb 2023 — 26 Feb 2023

Shirley Denton went ballistic. Back in 1964, Shirley was little Marky Denton’s Mum. You can’t blame her for her reaction really - her loving son had knocked over ALL the furniture in the hall. Simultaneously, he had also removed the entire family’s shoelaces from their shoes and knotted them together to form a crude, yet ARTISTIC interpretation of a cobweb… that’s when it all started, Mark’s insatiable desire to influence his world.

Simultaneously, he had also removed the entire family’s shoelaces from their shoes and knotted them together to form a crude, yet ARTISTIC interpretation of a cobweb… that’s when it all started, Mark’s insatiable desire to influence his world. Mark has delved into his archives and plucked out some of his favourites. The collection is a combination of ideas that have been made manifest (like his celebrated, ‘Interpretation of Mod Transportation’) and many others now revealed for the first time, (like his collection of bubblegum cards of superheroes from a parallel universe). Everything in the show has been elevated from the original, naive, 'scribbles of an enthusiastic fantasist’ into limited-edition combination screen-prints, superimposed on original paintings. “And why is the collection called the The Shit Show?”, It’s not shit. It’s Mark’s shit. It happens daily, there’s no holding it back. It’s nature. ‘THE SHIT SHOW’ will run between 2nd February – 26th February at Jealous East, 53 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3PT and will feature a series of new artworks created by Mark Denton, each with screenprinted overlays.