Star Walls is an exhibition of artwork curated by Elliott Ashton and inspired by the ‘Star Wars’ universe, in honour of Stuart Freeborn, the head special effects make-up artist of Star Wars who was born in Leytonstone. Artists taking part in the exhibition include Sarah Carpenter, Cristabel Christo, Jeff Cox, dARTh, Rupert Greyling, Carne Griffiths and Maria Slovakova.
Accompanying the show are a series of other local events:
For more information have a look at the show’s Facebook page.
‘Hovering Halfway’ by Ashley Davies consists of oil on canvas, and many mixed media on paper, exploring both urban and rural landscape as a motif for the landscape of the mind.
‘Hovering Halfway’ refers to that which is between the conscious and the unconscious, the here and the now, between dream and sleep, between abstract and figurative. Ashley’s work maintains the constant theme of protecting something fragile, delicate, precious and universal.
The private view is Thursday 18 April from 6:30 to 8:30.
‘Fixations’ is a group show by six artists and designers living in London: Alex Burdiak, Ruth Craddock, Nick Downes, Rob Elford, Marc Sethi and Ania Wawrzkowicz.
The exhibition showcases a diverse and dynamic range of work in response to the theme of fixations.
Fixation is a concept originated by Sigmund Freud to denote the persistence of anachronistic sexual traits. Subsequently, fixation acquired a broader connotation. More generally, it is the state in which an individual becomes obsessed with an attachment to another person, being or object.
The private view is on Thursday 21 March 2013, from 6:30 to 8:30.
reside [ri'zaid] vb 1 to make home in a particular place or community
Following their artists’ residency onsite at The Stone Space, Karen Pamplin Browne and Catherine Pamplin have curated an exhibition of works that respond to the question:
‘What is home and what does it mean to have one?’
Catherine’s paintings were all made at The Stone Space, exploring literal and material connotations of home, personal memories, geographic and political boundaries and the psychological need for stability and belonging.
Karen’s photographic work explores both her personal interpretations of home and the evolution of The Stone Space and the discourse generated during the residency. Karen also established the reside blog: www.resideresidency.wordpress.com
The reside project is participatory and ongoing. All visitors were (and still are) invited to respond to the above question about home.
The current reside exhibition celebrates the poems, prose, photographs and artworks that were inspired, created and collected in response to the reside residency.
Having received very positive community feedback, we intend to keep the reside project alive in virtual form via the reside blog and hope to organise a future residency or exhibition of works made on the same theme. If you would like to be involved do get in touch.
Artist residency: 10 January – 3 February 2013
Exhibition: 7 February – 17 February 2013
RESIDE [ri'zaid] vb 1 to make home in a particular place or community
Artists in residence, Catherine Pamplin and Karen Pamplin Browne, will make home in The Stone Space and ask the question:
‘What is home and what does it mean to have one?’
Catherine will create artworks around literal and material connotations of home and the psychological need for stability and belonging. Karen will react to the developing studio space, works created, social media discourse and her personal interpretations of home.
The residency will culminate in an exhibition of the works made. The private view is scheduled for 7 February from 6.30-8.30pm. The exhibition will feature work by Karen and Catherine as well as works by local artists Joshua Raffell, Kathryn Cottee and Stuart Cameron. A photographic installation will also feature work by other contributing artists.
Please visit the artists’ blog: http://resideresidency.wordpress.com/
The Stone Space community led gallery in Leytonstone is excited to announce its next show, “artFORMS”, which will run from 13 December for four weeks. The gallery invites the people of Leytonstone and beyond to witness and participate in this unique and exciting show.
A range of artistic practitioners were brought together by the theme of “restriction” – be that the limitation of working without words; the human inability to fly; or taking photographs from a wheelchair.
Sarah Carpenter, founder of the artFORMS collective, explained: “It strikes me that through the bleeding of art forms, the mixing of styles and media, (creating hybrids, if you will), you can create multi faceted layers. These layers provide potential for a new sensory language and have the possibility of a huge appeal as they show such variety. This is what we have in artFORMS.”
Writer Sarita Plowman said “I really like the idea of working in collaboration with other artists as writing can be an isolating profession. I also like the idea of bridging the gap between the art and theatrical mediums.” Artist Ashley Davies added “it is always fascinating to see how others have responded to the same idea; artFORMS will be particularly interesting for me as it involves so many different practices and will demonstrate not just how they work together but also enhance the richness of the experience for both artists and the viewing public alike.”
There will be a range of ten activities during the show – from poetry and play reading, to live sculpting – providing an opportunity to meet the artists. The opening party will be on Friday 14 December from 7pm.
“Minutiae” is a group show of works selected by gallery members in a response to an open call out of the same name. The exhibitors display a broad, interesting and thought provoking variety of works based on the theme. It includes drawing, painting, animation, photography and sculpture and represents the richness and diversity of artists thought and practice.
Minutiae; by definition, precise details, small trifling or trivial matters, in science, biometrics and forensics comparisons in fingerprints e.g.; ridge ending, a single edge that divides into two ridges. Allowing diverse interpretations in scale, mark making and concept. That which is extremely important could be presented on a very small scale, conversely, that which is “trivial” on a large format. The mark making itself could become the focus.
MINUTIAE runs between 15 November – 9 December.
Emma Jane Spain and Jake Green are a duo whose practices are combined from different ends of the photographic spectrum, one artistic and one commercial.
The construction of home in popular magazines is a fantasy that is doomed to fail, life can’t compete with this facade of perfection. The Tumbled House turns the idea of the constructed home on its head and embraces failures as if they were triumphs. Combining notations of product photography and ideas of nostalgia, fakery and the damaged. The Tumbled House builds an ugly product for mass consumption.
The Tumbled House runs from 18 October until 11 November.
Ribbon Machine Collective presents TEST, 20 September – 14 October
Ribbon Machine Collective are a group of artists living in London, joined together by the work they make, courses they have attended, geography and chance.
They started a small collective about a year ago in hope that they could support each other, work together, share knowledge and talk.
This will be their first exhibition together, titled ‘Test’ due to this fact. They hope to test themselves as a group and as individual artists. Their work varies in the mediums they work with, from film to painting, photography to writing but overall they are all image makers with something to communicate.
They hope this is a ‘Test’ towards progress.
Members of the Collective are:
Emma Jane Spain