Merchandise and Accessories, 2017

Naming Rights 45 Compton Close, London, NW1 3QS
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A project located in an estate shopping precinct in an ex shop run by Dustin Erickson.

For Merchandise and Accessories Thompson has made two connected works both posing as the merchandise and accessories range for an unexplained and unrealised marketing campaign.

Still Same Sexy is a collection of sarongs in three colour ways: ‘Morning, Light’ (blush/blues); ‘Afternoon, Heat’ (blood/orange); ‘Night, Club’ (midnight/neon sparkles).
Being squeezed provocatively by their owner, the breasts, thighs, pelvises and arses depicted in kaleidoscopic form, salute ageing skin, its cellulite, stretch marks, sun spots, moles, scars, flab. To celebrate are lobster and sorbet, cocktails, sea and lush flowers suggesting the drifting of tropical fragrance caught ‘en plein air’. Still Same Sexy invites all women to be at one with their spiritual beach throughout a day of early morning pilates and afternoon sun. A night of dancing leads to tomorrow’s perfect sunrise.
Still Same Sexy (Morning, Light); (Afternoon, Heat) and (Night, Club), 2017 – ongoing, digital printing on biodynamic organic silk voile, hand hemmed, approximately 140 x 140cm.

 

Naming Rights at Thomas Dane, 2017

Thomas Dane Gallery, 3 & 11 Duke Street St James’s, London SW1Y
22 August – 20 September

Work shown in Merchandise and Accessories, were included in this loosely structured group show with a roster of ever changing solo presentations leading to a group exhibition using an accumulated holding bay of exhibited artworks. It includes a catalogue with an interview between Milly Thompson and Dustin Ericksen

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Still Same Sexy is accompanied by a song-as-soundscape, My body temperature is feeling good (Hydra Lux MIX 1/2/3), 2017, with lyrics by Thompson. Music, mix, and production are by Cliff Charles. Singers are Gina Foster and Jameela Yagoub. Full soundtrack 21:15 minutes.

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