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Blondey McCoy’s Homecoming: Fourth Fancy

Blondey McCoy, the 19-year-old skater, designer and artist, is right back where it all kicked off, with a fourth solo exhibition titled Fourth Fancy, on show from 19th to 27th November at the Heni Gallery, located in the artist’s stomping ground of Soho.

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Blondey McCoy, the 19-year-old skater, designer and artist, is right back where it all kicked off, with a fourth solo exhibition titled Fourth Fancy, on show from 19th to 27th November at the Heni Gallery, located in the artist’s stomping ground of Soho.

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This young artist who is half-Lebanese, and a south London native with no previous artistic training, has skated for both Supreme and Palace, and has his own creative clothing line Thames, said of Fourth Fancy: “It’s the first show I’ve done that doesn’t have a whole lot of my hand it it.” Previously shown work has ranged from paintings to photo-montages to films, poetry and painted-on-clothes. Now he has changed his approach.

Massive stretched canvases of photo-collaged images dominate the show, bearing many of the Blondey hallmarks: vintage smut, booze and fags, lurid English tabloid bluster and vandalised English cash. Alongside these, a series of six receipts from The Cross Keys pub in Covent Garden, with the lyrics from the Pogues’ The Old Main Drag written across them in his trademark jittery scribble.

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According to McCoy, one of Fourth Fancy’s themes is self-reflection. A series of ten mirrors hang in the Heni Gallery, framing each viewer’s own image among a photo patchwork of distorted old porno, and newly scrawled-on sterning notes.

McCoy said: “I want it to offer a furtive glimpse into what it is that makes a young man tick. But mostly I hope the show might vaguely suggest that people, young and old, should just let it all out. It’s a celebration of self-expression: pure and simple and sexy and mucky and lols.”

Let’s celebrate with “Blondey McCoy’s Fourth Fancy”. Fifty percent of the proceeds from the show will be donated to ‘Together for Mental Wellbeing’, which is surely one more reason to be joyous.

Heni Gallery
6-10 Lexington St
Soho
London W1F 0LB

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