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RED PROPELLER PRESENTS PHARMACEUTICAL BESTIARY BY GUY DENNING at Vyner Street Gallery

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RED PROPELLER PRESENTS   PHARMACEUTICAL BESTIARY   BY GUY DENNING     at  Vyner Street Gallery

Time: November 5, 2008 at 11pm to November 11, 2008 at 6pm
Location: East End
Street: 23 Vyner Street
City/Town: London
Website or Map: http://vynerstreetgallery.co.…
Event Type: Exhibition
Organized By: Vyner Street Gallery
Latest Activity: Apr 28, 2010

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I have always been fascinated by the medieval obsession with the Bestiarum vocabulum - or Bestiary. An illustrated encyclopedia of animals (real, believed and imagined) where the hand painted illustration would be accompanied by a moral lesson. The lessons of a pious and virtuous life, or fears of divine retribution, were tied to the real world experiences of the known and the unknown world of imagined and foreign beasts.
There was also the crossover from moralism to medication - the bestiary could also describe the possible pharmacological uses of animals and their by-products.
My Pharmaceutical Bestiary is a personal, contemporary equivalent. An individual rail against the presumed scientific authority of the mental health business and the moralistic approach taken by government over the differences between approved (taxable) and unapproved (untaxable) medications that individuals self-prescribe as a comfort against society's dysfunction.

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