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IMPROBABLE TRUTHS by THIRTEEN

2nd to 6th September 2015
Weds- Sat 12 – 7pm Sunday 12 – 4pm
Private View 6 – 9pm Thursday 3rd September

Improbable Truths is a group exhibition by thirteen up-and-coming artists and photographers exploring the difference between what we see and what we perceive.

The participants are mostly from the Kent hinterlands and recent art-school graduates. They work in a wide range of media – from oil painting to digital and analogue photography – and highlight a diversity of themes from the disturbing innocence of childhood through to the finality of holocaust and death. However, the work is by no means all dark and there is colour and humour too.

A great opportunity to see a new generation of artists of all ages, and find out what interests them and why.

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There is no straight line – Xiaoyu Chen

9th September – 14th September
11am–6pm Sunday 12–4pm
Private View 6–9pm Wednesday 10th September

One particular phenomenon never ceases to perplex me – in the world of nature, there is a complete absence of unswerving, unbent, undeviating straight lines; from the curvature of the human body, to our pets, to the apples from the backyard, where are the straight lines, the demanding linear structures? And yet, within our society we are confronted with such on a daily basis, the space we inhabit, the objects we use, the surrounding architectures, furniture, artworks, sculptures, etc. Anything synthetic seems to be defined by boundaries and uncompromising straight lines. Ever since then, my fascination grew and I began to compare all that are straight with all that are curved; I started noticing all areas of space, observing all variations of life forms from humans, to animals, to plants. Never had I thought this train of thought would take me to the world of physics, specifically, the subject of quantum mechanics. Upon learning the basics, I realized this was a bottomless pit. Although my understanding of quantum mechanics was shallow, it was sufficient to waver my 20 years outlook on life. Hence, gradually I incorporated them into my artwork; I became intrigued with all shapes that may be associated with “encirclement,” “vibration,” and “entanglement,” such as any net-like, circular, and intertwining shapes as well as any rhythmic/patterned modes of vibrations; all of which became the main materials of my created artworks, with a focus on the contrast between natural curvatures and manmade linearity.

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East London Printmakers – Annual Show 2015

15th September – 27th September

For the second year running East London Printmakers is pleased to present its Annual Show at Embassy Tea Gallery. 
The exhibition is open to all members and includes not just a range of styles, but experimental and accomplished work in most print mediums. Members are asked to contribute works made over the past year. It is a chance for fellow studio artists to see each other’s work in its finished state and for visitors to see the wide range of possibilities that printmaking allows. With a recently expanded studio and fantastic new equipment, the range of work this year is even more varied than previous shows. 

Submitted works include the imagined and intricate worlds of Jamie Temple and Belinda Chen, to the more fragmented and graphic cityscapes of Heather Fahy. Other works deal with more abstract forms, such as the colourful gestural drawings of Judith Symons or the linear works of Yann Brien. What these artists have in common is a passion for the possibilities afforded by print.

On Friday 25th September, Jairo Zuldua and Nicola Green will be holding screen printing workshops throughout the SLAM open evening. Here you’ll have the chance to design, print and take away your own screen print.

East London Printmakers is an independent, artist run studio based in London Fields. Our aim is to provide professional and affordable printmaking facilities for artists and designers and to create opportunities for them to discuss and exhibit their work. We offer Open Access for screen printing on paper and fabric, etching and relief and run a variety of courses and residency schemes.

With thanks to Rabbit in a Frame, Intaglio Printmakers, Printmakers Council & Westland Coffee and Wine

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ONCE UPON A TIME – Alexandra Gromova

Solo Exhibition
29th September – 4th October
11am -6pm

Private view Thursday 1st October 6-9pm
www.alexandragromova.com

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New Boundaries in Contemporary Print ‘Space to Place’

29 September – 4 October
Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 6pm, Sunday 11am – 4pm
Drinks Reception: Thursday, 1 October, 6-9pm

A group of sixteen emerging artists are taking over a London gallery for a week-long exhibition.

Space to Place presents a series of projects exploring the fundamental concept of place through diverse print processes. The exhibited work explores the transition from the cosmos to our place on earth, and how we create spaces around ourselves for security, reality and imagination.

Pushing the boundaries of traditional and contemporary printmaking, new processes and materials are combined to create exciting hybrid and 3D pieces.

To view the blog leading up to the exhibition, please visit:
www.spacetoplacelondon.wordpress.com

Exhibiting artists: Charlotte Biszewski, Caroline Case, Stuart Cannell, Sarah Duncan, Bernard Fairhurst, John Ford, Lucy Guenot, Catherine Ingram, Emily Ketteringham, Joanna Knight, Anthony Lloyd, Emily Lucas, David Parsons, Petra Regent (British Institution Award 2015), Monika Rycerz and Teresa Searle.

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Previous Exhibitions

Lakhveer Azad – Blasphemy

The gallery has taken the decision to cancel this exhibition due to the potentially offensive nature of its content after liaison with the Metropolitan Police.

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Open to the public

Tuesday 4th August 12.00 – 5pm

Wednesday 5th August 12.00 – 5pm

Thursday 6th August 12.00 – 5pm

PRIVATE VIEW – Friday 7th August 6.00 – 9pm

Saturday 8th August 12.00-6.30pm

Sunday 9th August 12.00- 4.00pm

Artworks by new and emerging artists from across the UK in our Summer 2015 ‘Time’ exhibition

 

 

www.upandcomingart.co.uk

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Opening times

Friday 17 July 11h00 – 20h00
Saturday 18 July 10h00 – 17h00

Opening event Friday, 17th July 2015 at 18h30 Open to the public

Contact: sionaoc@gmail.com
www.cca.uct.ac.za/ projects-curations/

An exhibition by Dr Siona O’Connell from the University of Cape Town, South Africa that looks at two pageants from the Cape Flats of Cape Town – Miss Spring Queen and Miss Gay Western Cape.
The Cape Flats is a geographical area of Cape Town that sits under the watchful gaze of the (Cecil John) Rhodes Memorial, an imperialist edifice that continues to shadow the city in many overt and covert ways. Through the mechanism of the apartheid Group Areas Act of 1950, which saw thousands of families forcibly relocated from the city centre to these peripheral areas, the Cape Flats has come to denote that part of Cape Town where people who are considered ‘black’ and ‘coloured’ (of mixed heritage) have lived. The Cape Flats is a fraught space, echoed in the complexities of what it means to be identified as ‘coloured’. It is a space of liminality, of lives lived in the shadows and on the periphary.
The ‘Spring Queen’ pageant is an annual event in which female factory workers from the clothing and textile industry in the Western Cape strut their stuff on the ramp. The pageant began in the late 1970s at the height of apartheid. Today, thousands of jubilant supporters attend the final event, hosted by the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU); the event barely registers in the affluent and still largely ‘white’ areas of the city. Yet on stage for that one night, one will find a pageant participant resplendent in an elaborate hairstyle, wearing a dress that is proudly produced by their fellow factory workers. These women who are almost always ‘coloured’ are the cutters, runners, machinists and packers of the clothing manufacturing industry in Cape Town and live on the Cape Flats.
‘Miss Gay Western Cape’ grew out of the Spring Queen pageant and the new South African constitution that was the first in the world to include protection for sexual minorities. The event is a platform for queer and largely ‘coloured’ men from the Cape Flats to perform in a secure environment without exploitation. While this pageant offers visibility and enactment of alternative sexual and gender identities, it also opens up its own complex set of challenges and cultural negotiations that are not unproblematic or unrestrictive. This pageant reflects the meanings associated with ‘gay’ and ‘coloured’ that can be both liberatory and oppressive.
‘Spring Queen’ and ‘Miss Gay Western Cape’ tells us about the value of certain lives, and asks participants and spectators alike to reflect on just which lives are deemed human and which are not. As such, it is a crucial prism through which to think about how we want to live, what histories we want to write and what questions we want to put to the legacies of trauma.

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