Our next show is ‘Take your Time’ by Perpendicular, a collaborative partnership between artists Kim Norton and Alexandra Mazur-Knyazeva.
Perpendicular’s installation is a secluded space filled with the sounds and scent that people often associate with gardens or woodlands. The collection of fabric cones hanging within the gallery at varying heights create an illusion of elevation and suspension.
The show opens Thursday 4 December and will run until 11 January 2015. From the 15 December and over the festive season the gallery will be closed and so the show will be for viewing from the street only.
The private view is on Thursday 4 December at 6.30pm.
We have only just been told that the gallery needs to close from 1 to 24 November 2014 due to works in the library building to remove asbestos. As a result the two CreativeBloc shows scheduled for November have been postponed.
Mark Halliley’s show will stay open until 30 October. Opening hours are as follows:
…with one new show and two events:
CreativeBloc show no.3 – ‘CreativeBloc presents Mark Halliley’ – is opening on Thursday 16 October.
“I put my trust in the materials that confront me because they put me in touch with the unknown” (Robert Rauschenberg)
The private view for Mark’s show is on 16 October, from 6.30 to 8.30pm
Meeting on Sunday 19 October (11.00 to 12.00 noon, at Montmatre Cafe, corner of Harrington Road and Church Lane E11)
We have more information from the council about how the library refurbishment will affect the Stone Space. All Stone Space volunteers and supporters are welcome to come to the organisers’ meeting to discuss how we will work in the near future.
“Each square represents a pixel of my mind; each pixel has been extracted from my journals; each journal contains a majority of the ideas I have not been able to pursue; each idea I share with you.”
During this residency, Devyani will be mute. She would like the gallery visitors and passersby to decide and work out what she is doing,
This autumn, the Stone Space gallery has teamed up with CreativeBloc and will host a series of exhibitions by CreativeBloc members. These shows will be curated by Sadie Jane Smedhurst under the banner ‘CreativeBloc presents…’
CreativeBloc is a collective of local artists founded by Elliott Ashton and Sadie Jane Smedhurst. Its mission is “to bring together creative folk across a multitude of disciplines to tame the elusive inspiration and together use her force to inspire and create, accessible art for all”. Earlier this year they organised a very successful group show Hibernacula, in association with Transport for London at their abandoned premises Mind The Gap at Leystonstone underground station. They also used the same premises during the Leytonstone Arts Trail.
The first CreativeBloc show in the ‘CreativeBloc presents…’ series is by Sarah Lowe and runs from 18 September to 2 October 2014.
Sarah is a local artist who has lived in the fringes of the East End for the last 20 years. She loves both the suburban and more edgy urban mix that comes from living on the outskirts of a city like London and much of her work has become a reflection of these contrasts. She has sold work both locally and internationally and over the last 10 years has taken on commissions for large abstract canvasses. This is her first solo show in Leytonstone.
The private view is on Thursday 25 September from 6.30 to 8.30pm.
This is the 6th exhibition in the highly successful series of art exhibitions features work inspired by the Star Wars universe.
The work on display will be an eclectic and wide reaching mix of 2D drawings, paintings, prints together with 3D sculptures and creations which range from photoreal to abstract. Artists involved, include Carne Griffiths, Jim Vision, Maria Slovakova, Sarah Carpenter, Pauli Bates, Charlotte Cooper, dARTh, Benign Samuel and Jeff Cox. The show will also include four other venues to enable live ‘mural’ spraying, a series of talks, theatre performance, talks and due to popular request…a Star Wars themed ‘pub quiz’ in the Luna Lounge on Saturday 6th September.
Originally created by Elliott Ashton to honour his childhood inspiration, Stuart Freeborn (creator of Chewbacca, Yoda, and a whole world of Star Wars characters) who was born in Leytonstone.
This show is mainly composed of a series of pairs of black and white drawings. The main emphasis of the exhibition is to convey a spectrum of emotions through the facial expressions and eyes of the subjects. They display emotions and feelings, ranging from excitement and happiness to sadness, hunger and exhaustion. The themes are personal to Raj, drawing on his knowledge of different cultures, his Sikh background and ultimately how he sees the world.
Raj is a local artist who has lived in Leyton his entire life. His medium of choice is graphite and charcoal pencils. He describes his art as being ‘realistic’ at the moment, but his ultimate goal is to be a ‘hyperrealist’ artist.
The private view is on Thursday 14 August from 6:30 to 8:30pm.
We are delighted to be hosting Karen Logan, Lucy Williams and Gillian Swan during the Leytonstone Arts Trail.
Karen Logan and Lucy Williams: Over and under
Karen Logan and Lucy Williams both use time consuming methods, working by hand to stitch and knit exploring issues such as belonging, absence and place. They decided to use the Leytonstone Arts Trail to begin a conversation between selected works.
Karen Logan – Close knit is an ongoing project exploring family history, textile process and landscape. Karen has worked in gallery/community education for many years, this includes work for Creative Partnerships, Tate Britain and The Whitechapel Art Gallery. Currently part of the creative practitioner team at The Hepworth Wakefield, she works alongside families, schools and young people considering, exploring and creating visual art.
Lucy Williams -Worn jackets explores how clothes can metaphorically take on the emotional as well as physical shape of those who wear them. Lucy is inspired by stories and folklore, drawing on symbols and motifs connected with concepts of self, other, reflection and shadow. Lucy has worked in children’s charities and galleries on education programmes for a number of years.
Gillian Swan: The future is brightly coloured
Gillian’s work explores real inhabited environments and seeks to examine the relationships people have with their surroundings. She is interested in the physical remnants successive occupiers leave on buildings and how they form a subtle, yet candid, record of the complex and varied interactions people have had with those buildings.
Gillian will be showing several small pieces from her new series of work titled ‘The future is brightly coloured’ as well as a large relief sculpture which she will be inviting visitors to paint over during the first four days of the exhibition (3 – 6 July).
This series of work is based on buildings not far from the gallery on Leytonstone High Road and is inspired by the action being taken to sanitise and remodel shop fronts and buildings in the area. The first piece of the series was recently shortlisted for The John Ruskin Prize 2014, and is currently on display at the Millennium Gallery as part of an exhibition of shortlisted entries titled ‘Recording Britain Now’ that is partnering the V&A exhibition, ‘Recording Britain’.