Hen’s Teeth announces HONEY DIJON: Black Girl Magic with Marina Esmeraldo, launching in London at Dover Street Market on 5 March followed by a month-long exhibition at Hen’s Teeth’s Dublin 8 gallery.
Black Girl Magic celebrates six black female music icons chosen by artist and DJ Honey Dijon in bright and bold, large-scale neons, designed by artist and long-time Hen’s Teeth collaborator Marina Esmeraldo. Informed by her tropical upbringing in northeast Brazil, previous training as an architect and her love for Modern Art, Marina’s style is bursting with experimental shape, pattern and composition, her digitalised drawings are perfect for the internet age.
The metre high pieces will launch at Dover Street Market from 5-10 March. The pieces will then travel to Hen’s Teeth’s Dublin 8 gallery for a month long exhibition from 12 March. Limited edition neons of Chaka Khan, Diana Ross, Grace Jones, Sade, Erykah Badu, and Sylvester, along with limited edition A2 & A 3 giclée prints, canvas totes and postcards, will be available to buy at Dover Street Market and online at Hen’s Teeth website from 5 March.
Speaking about the concept for the show, Greg Spring, creative director at Hen’s Teeth, said: “This is Hen’s Teeth’s first big international show and the first in a series of planned exhibits that will see us creating shows with musicians and artists who have never curated shows before. To be doing it with our longtime collaborator Marina Esmeraldo and Honey Dijon, an icon in her own right, who has collaborated with COMME des GARÇONS and Dior in the past year and now Hen’s Teeth, is an unbelievable honour.”
Roe & Co. will be keeping whistles wet on the night 🙂