Bat Opera by Marvin Gaye Chetwynd
Published by Koenig Books & Sadie Coles (2014)
Marvin Gaye Chetwynd is known for her anarchic performances that draw widely from both high and low cultural sources, such as Giotto and Star Wars. Often amassing groups of participants, her mixed-media events feature elaborate homemade costumes and props. In the spring of 2014, Sadie Coles gallery in London played host to a show of Chetwynd’s recent series of ‘bat paintings’ created in Tuscany whilst on a residency. These uncanny images feature rustic Italian landscapes swarming with bats.