Selected for the Royal Academy Summer Show


An exciting, dynamic and challenging work, experimenting with themes of equality and identity
Meet Victor Silky, a sculpture which addressess concepts of identity. In a world of mass marketing and fake news Artist Eve Parnell challenges our acceptance of information. With Victor Silky she also plays with ideas of boundaries and scale, introducing elements of compulsion and revulsion. The garden slug is singularly out of place in this arid, man-made environment and the viewer is perplexed, and perhaps drawn to the attractive, harmless creature, whose identity the Artist has deliberately equivocated. There are a  number of distortions at work here, the tiny creature views the viewer, which creates a sense of unease and tension, conflicting with the viewer's desire to explore and accept

https://se.royalacademy.org.uk/2018/artworks/eve-parnell/1034

The Evening Standard Review by Jessie Thompson Friday 8 June 2018

https://www.standard.co.uk/go/london/arts/summer-exhibition-2018-what-to-see-at-the-royal-academys-250th-show-curated-by-grayson-perry-a3859041.html

Interview with the Artist about this exhibition on BBC Radio Coventry and Warwickshire

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06ccw8s

Interview with the Artist about this exhibition on BBC Radio Ulster The Arts Show

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b5t5n4