The exhibition features Cash and Owens’s collaborative and individual work. Few artistic mediums are left untouched, the collection comprising of video, music, furniture, garments, sculpture and painting. Cash’s work utilises exaggerated, grotesque forms pop-culture motifs, full of the glutton and colour of consumerist culture. In contrast, Owen’s chosen pieces comprise of garments designed and conceptualised throughout his career, ranging from the minimal black silhouette that is his trade-mark, to more abstract and structural designs that appear more like sculpture than fashion.
Although this pairing may at a glance seem unlikely, this is not their first collaboration; their two artistic domains have never been strangers. Cash modelled for Owens Spring/Summer 2019 runway show Babel, and Owens performed a surreal soliloquy in Cash’s 2018 track Mona Lisa.
Owens has always been open about the huge influence music has on his work, and even likened his creative process to Lou Reed’s nominal sound. Likewise, Cash has expressed keen interest in the visual arts scene. His desire to have his own exhibition has up until recently been quashed as he’s been labelled as ‘just a rapper’ despite his music video’s having shown evidence of acute artistic thought, perhaps shrouded in his ‘lowbrow’ lyrics.