Dinosaurs and aliens are taking over York Minster – in new exhibition
King Kong is climbing up York Minster – in a new exhibition at the Grand Opera House York box office.
Yorkshire artist Lincoln Lightfoot explores surreal concepts reminiscent of 1950’s-60s B-Movie poster art through his work, and depicts unusual happenings with large beasts in local, well-known settings.
This time it’s dinosaurs, aliens, and King Kong taking over York Minster!
Lincoln’s artwork will be displayed in the box office of the Grand Opera House until the end of May. The box office is open 90 minutes before shows.
Inspired by iconic architecture and the absurdity of science fiction comedy disaster film, the artwork offers a Monty Python style of escapism from everyday problems.
“During the late B-Movie era the Cold War kept us in perpetual fear of extinction from nuclear Armageddon until the fall of the Berlin wall and the dissolution of the Soviet bloc. Today we have growing similarities re-emerging due to the conflict in the Ukraine which threatens to spill over into the wider world,” said Lincoln.
“These artworks attempt to highlight these fears through a safe and comical lens.”
Lincoln’s journey into the surreal and the fantastic began while studying Fine Art at York St John University.
After achieving a PGCE in ‘Art, Craft and Design’ and leading an Art & Design department, he now pursues his love for art and the surreal full time – and has showcased multiple exhibitions in the centre of York.
Find out more about Lincoln Lightfoot and his work on his website, and see what’s upcoming at the Grand Opera House here.