The first week of drawing is now complete at the Stone Space’s Dialogue exhibition featuring work from installation artist Debbie Locke. The gallery will reopen on Thursday 26th Jan and will run until Sunday 29th. Visit the stone space during our opening hours, Thurs & Fri 2-6pm, Sat 12-5pm, Sun 12-4pm to see the machines in action.
The ‘Dialogue’ exhibition which opened on Thursday 19th of January features 3 wall-based drawing machines which communicate with each other via Bluetooth technology.
Each machine reacts to a ‘message’ passed from the previous machine, and tries to emulate the mark that it has made. This cycle runs continuously, creating documents as evidence of the process.
Based on clinical data alone, these drawings should be identical, however, by adopting, in part, a ‘Heath Robinson’ approach in the mechanism’s assembly, I can challenge the notion of the infallibility of machines and add an element of play and humour to the work. This hopefully enables the resulting work to escape the confines of its initial deterministic methodology and achieve the unexpected. I have been actively encouraging the inclusion of chance and random interference in the process, making it possible for me to study the disparity between logical and irrational behaviour.
We have a fantastic line up of exhibitions for 2012, featuring installation artists Martine Charalambou, Debbie Locke, Alke Schmidt, Della Rees, Gillian Swan, Carne Griffiths and Eleanor Bedlow. There will be live painting events, sculpture and drawing installations with each exhibition lasting 2 weeks. So put these dates in your calendar as each one is a must see.
Enjoy our closed doors exhibition, Ornamentisimas and we’ll see you in 2012 for our New Year opening Live Paint show with Martine Charalambou. We hope you have a wonderful Festive Season and a Happy New Year, The Stone Space Team
Artists involved in the Stone Space steering group and exhibitions, will be showing work at a one day open hang in aid of Mind this Saturday the 17th Dec from 7pm – If you are an artist – why not bring along a couple of pieces of your work to show? Hanging times are between 11am and 3pm at 66 Norlington Road Leyton E10 6LA, Near to Midland road overground or jump off the w16 (not literally) at the sidings and it’s a 2 min walk.
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The Stone Space is pleased to present Self Seeing, an exhibition of work by London based artist Cos Ahmet, and follows on from his series ‘Altered State’ presented at the Leytonstone Arts Trail earlier this year.
Self Seeing addresses themes of identity, examining the personal and sexualised self, a subject that is constant in Cos Ahmet’s repertoire of work. Much of these themes are explored through the concept of the shadow, an underlying principle in the Jungian approach to the human psyche. Ahmet became all too aware of his own shadows and exploits this as his manifesto to create these dialogues. Continue reading
Join us tonight (10th November) for the Private view of Drawing Crowds. We will be celebrating the exhibition of 25 artist’s work at the Stone Space from 6pm. Please come along for a glass of wine and a chance to talk to participating artists about their work in the show.
Thanks to Amelia’s Magazine for this write up…
“Drawing Crowds is an exciting new drawing exhibition that has been curated by artists Eleanor Bedlow and Carne Griffiths (a contributor to Amelia’s Magazine). An open brief called for submissions that tackled exploratory drawing – from automatic processes to expressionist mark making – around the theme of a journey. The results are being shown in a newly established gallery, The Stone Space, in Leytonstone, East London. If you liked the Jerwood Drawing Prize this should be right up your street!
25 artists were chosen to display physical work in the gallery, and include Amanda Lawson, Asa Medhurst, Asmi Kazmi, Carla Wright, Chetan Kumar, Claire Meharg, Cos Ahmet, Dan Neamu, David Farnham, David Harker, Debbie Locke, Edward Jeavons, Fuad Ali, Gillian Swan, Heenam Kim, Jane Rutterford, Jen Leonard, Jillian Knipe, Joanne Tidey, Julie Caves, Mary McFerran, Morgan Tipping, Nic Boin Nic Blair and Patricia Rozental. In addition to the selected physical works a collection of all submitted drawings is being shown on an online gallery. Follow Drawing Crowds on twitter too @DrawingCrowds“
Taken from Amelia’s Magazine
The Stone Space is proud to open an exhibition of exploratory drawing featuring the work of 25 artists.
Drawing crowds is an exhibition launching this November featuring a collection of work from artists whose work focuses on exploratory drawing – from automatic processes to expressionist mark making. The exhibition is being curated by Eleanor Bedlow and Carne Griffiths.
Drawing Crowds 3rd November to 20th November.
Private view 10th November 6pm to 9pm
The Stone Space: 6 Church Lane, Leytonstone, London, E11 1HG.
Drawing Crowds Prizes
Three awards will be given which will be chosen in three different ways.
The Jackson’s art sponsored curators prize will be chosen by the two curators. The winner will be awarded a £100 voucher from Jackson’s Art Supplies
The Derwent Online Prize will be chosen by the online community. The winner will receive a voucher from Derwent worth £50. Vote for your favorite artists on Facebook here: Vote
Derwent Public Prize will be chosen by the visiting public to the gallery. The winner will receive £50 voucher from Derwent worth £50. Come down to the Stone Space to see the show.
The exhibition features work from Amanda Lawson, Asa Medhurst,Asmi Kazmi, Carla Wright, Chetan Kumar, Claire Meharg,Cos Ahmet,Dan Neamu, David Farnham, David Harker, Debbie Locke, Edward Jeavons, fuad ali, Gillian Swan,Heenam Kim, Jane Rutterford, Jen Leonard, Jillian Knipe, Joanne Tidey, Julie Caves, Mary McFerran, Morgan Tipping, Nic Boin and Patricia Rozental.
The second exhibition at The Stone Space, titled ‘J’use Mes Souliers’ opens with the work of Bedfordshire based artist Vanessa Lee.
Drawing inspiration from old photographs, documents and maps, Lee, a graduate of Middlesex University, uses her own family history as a starting point to explore such themes as genetics, memory, nationality and mortality.
Lee’s large scale installations are handcrafted by applying labour intensive processes and techniques such as weaving and sewing to old photographic images.
It’s the first solo show held at The Stone Space, Leytonstone’s newly opened dedicated arts venue. The exhibition will run from Thursday 20th October until Sunday 30th October. Admission is free.
This weekend, the Stone Space opened it’s doors to the public and unveiled it’s first show. Unwrapped an exhibition of work by local artists, marked the arrival of a gallery on one of Leytonstone’s busier stretches. Continue reading
Coming Soon at the Stone Space – Unwrapped..
If you would like to submit work – go here for full details…
The exhibition Wrapped ‘opens’ tomorrow, for 10 days The Stone Space will be displaying a selection of assorted works including installation pieces, framed works and sculptures in a closed space.
The Stone Space will open it’s doors on the 1st of October, with an exciting collection of work curated by the Gallery’s staff. For more information please sign up to our newsletter