Jody Little / Fabulous! The Art of Camp
Fabulous! The Art of Camp is a new solo exhibition by Jody Little who is delighted to be showing at the Coningsby Gallery for the first time. Using painting, drawing, printmaking and collage, he has created a collection of works which celebrate all things camp and considers its appeal over the years in popular culture.
Growing up in an age of Dynasty and Are You Being Served and drawn to old black and white movies with the likes of Joan Crawford and Bette Davis, the artist has had a lifelong fascination with camp and its icons.
The wider appeal of camp has come and gone over the years (now very much ‘in’ as the theme of this year’s Met Gala demonstrates) but as society has changed it has evolved from a term almost of derision and something underground to one more openly celebrated. Camp (always somewhat blurred with gay culture) has definitely come out of the closet and permeates throughout art, fashion, music, film and TV. How bona.
About Jody Little
Jody Little was born in 1974 in Scotland. After a varied career (business analyst, insurance clerk, sandwich maker, computer programmer…) in 2012 he reignited his passion for creating and went to study a Printmaking MA at Camberwell College of Arts, London. Since graduating in 2013 he has worked full-time as a professional artist, living and working in London.