Ben Turnbull

​Brixton East, 100 Barrington Rd SW9 7JF, April 3rd - 18th 2014

American History X is Ben Turnbull’s latest solo exhibition to be shown in four separate volumes, each stage treading its own unique story of America’s past. Part One - The Death Of America is presented using comic collage and fabricated children’s toys to tell the story. Owing much of its genesis to the celebrated 1976 American vigilante film directed by Martin Scorsese, Taxi Driver, the exhibition features collage portraits of Martin Luther King, John F Kennedy and Bobby Kennedy as well as real life ‘Taxi Drivers’, Lee Harvey Oswald, (the sniper who assassinated John F Kennedy) and Charles Manson, one of America’s most notorious murderers.