Saturday, 4 May 2013

Last day, lots to see on Sunday too!

Well it is the last day of the Lottie Davies 'Memories and Nightmares' show at the gallery & we have been packed all day. For those of you who may have missed it here are some photo's of the more recent events & visitors, comments & installation shots!


We had another model come to the gallery yesterday - this time Lorenza, who was 8 when she modelled for The Girl and the Tower, now 13. It was the first time she had seen the work full size & now she is a teenager with memories of her own about the experience. This was a poignant reminder that every memory triggers another with this series. Her mother remembered the fireman training nearby & Lorenza remembers stabbing an orange so that the pose was right for the photograph. 

The Girl and the Tower can be seen here behind Jason, with his devilishly handsome smile. 

I couldn't blog without mentioning a show that I had chance to see this week which is well worth catching tomorrow called UNFOLD/ing which investigates issues of memory, identity and conflict with photography, video & audio works. Curated by Stevie Bezencenet - herself a photographer & writer - UNFOLD/ing shows the work of Manuela Granziol, Stefanie Kappel and Gill Oliver. With 3 very different approaches the works all shine in their own way.

 Image courtesy of Beatriz Perez Kahn

The meditative effect the photographs of Gill Oliver has convey her notions & imaginings of a childhood which she cannot remember due to a traumatic event in her youth. The knitted photographs of Manuela Granziol are extraordinary & are beautiful - despite the horror they depict upon closer inspection. 

 Image courtesy of Beatriz Perez Kahn

Rather than spoil the surprise I urge you to see it on its last day tomorrow if you missed my tweets. 

Images courtesy of Beatriz Perez Kahn, whose legs are featured here.

Here are the details:

The Annexe, The Brick Lane Gallery, 93-95 Sclater Street, London E1 6HR. The Gallery is a two minutes walk from Shoreditch High Street tube station.

Sunday 5th May: 12.00  - 18.00