Scenes from a Virtual Journal by Rose Parker: 9 March to 2 April 2017
Scenes from a Virtual Journal is a series of paintings by Rose Parker based on language collected from the Facebook posts of her grandmother’s travels in the Arctic Circle.
“I was intrigued by what she wrote because it was an atypical use of social media; for the most part, people use photos and captions when posting about their travels. My grandmother was unable to do this, as she felt that her camera was repeatedly failing to produce the images she wanted to create. She therefore had to resort to language in order to convey, not just what she saw, but her emotional responses. I thought it would be an interesting experiment to see if I could become a substitute for her camera and turn her descriptions into a visual representation of her experiences.”
- Juan Carlos Meana: 6 April – 30 April 2017
- Alexandre Gondim and Phillipa Day: 4 May – 28 May 2017
- Joanna Penso: 1 June – 25 June 2017
- Leytonstone Arts Trail: 29 June – 23 July 2017