Join artist Ben Venom on a tour of his new exhibition All This Mayhem to find out more about his work and wider artistic practice. Free, booking essential.
All This Mayhem is a major exhibition of new and recent work by internationally renowned, San Francisco-based artist Ben Venom, exemplifying his interest in the DIY aspect of punk culture combined with the tradition of quilting.
Ben’s early influences come from the street - punk rock, heavy metal, and the skateboard community, leading the artist to apply his more recent work in many directions - from major museum exhibitions to commercially-driven branded commissions. At the heart of Venom’s work is his use of re-purposed materials to create textile-based pieces, contrasting the often menacing and iconic counterculture components of gangs, punk/metal music, and the occult with the comforts of domesticity.
This exhibition is part of Home of Metal, a celebration of Birmingham's history of metal music running from May to September, conceived and produced by Capsule. homeofmetal.com
Image: Ben Venom in his studio. Photo Monica Semergiu.