Monday 20th July - Thursday 23rd July 2009
Subversive Correspondence #2
The Gallery at Willesden Green, 95 High Road, Willesden, London, NW10 2SF.
Wednesday 19th August- Wednesday 2nd September 2009
Private View 18th August 6-9pm
Curator: Diana Ali
The Drawing Factory
‘The things you brought home from your travels’
The Drawing Factory is a forum for the thoughts and considerations of five artists, who work collaboratively using drawing as their primary creative tool.
The process of working together allows each artist to step outside of his or her own individual practice, and function in an alternative arena.
'Untitled' 51x63 cm, Printed letterpress on found paper.
Flatten The Mountain Projects
'Ideas Limit Themselves to the Floor'
'Arrived safe & sound'
Original manuscript letters written during the Second World War are crafted into tiny envelopes lined with gold paper. Postcard fragments are presented in tiny bundles, each wrapped in ribbon. Gillian Taylor’s framed collections are inspired by her interest in how we communicate and how that has changed over the years.
I feel strangely at home in Kansas. Suddenly I realized I am Kansas. I have eaten those cows and wheat all of my life. Using Facebook, I contacted Kim, a stranger in fancy gown from Kansas, and wrote to her asking for dirt. After a few emails, the dirt arrived.
'Greetings From The Seaside' Limited edition letterpress postcards
…Greetings from the Seaside, a series of postcards detailing morbid murders. The work’s potency is derived from the text, from the ‘rustle in the hedgerow’ implications of something nasty lurking beneath the candyfloss comfyness of little Englander pleasure lands. These postcards have, nevertheless been carefully designed, the paper they are printed on, the choice of lettering and a single embossed black line perfectly suggest both old postcards from the 1930’s and funeral announcements…
Alex Michon, The Lost and the Found (Exhibition Catalogue), 2007.
What would you say to someone living a hundred years from now?
British artist Justin Allen invites you to contribute to an online artwork called VTC2.0 (messages for the future): a virtual time capsule into which you can place something for the future. The capsule will take 100 contributions before being sealed for 100 years.http://www.switchperformance.co.uk/timecapsule