Curator Nicola Lane approached me to ask if I would like to put some work into her evolving Spirit House exhibition. I've been busy in the studio creating some new paintings which will form an estate agent style grid display in the window, my work will be on display during the last week of Spirit House.
Some of the paintings in progress:
SOME INFO ABOUT SPIRIT HOUSE:
As part of Camden Council's pop-up shop project which brings unused & vacant council-owned retail spaces into use for local artists, start-ups and entrepreneurs, artist filmmaker Nicola Lane has been allocated 18 Malden Road in Kentish Town in which to create her SPIRIT HOUSE.
SPIRIT HOUSE is inspired by childhood memories of living in Bangkok where every property has a ‘spirit house’. These miniature temples are shrines to spirits of place & shelters for the ‘Guardian Spirits of the Land’. New Thai landowners leave existing spirit houses intact & build a new ones alongside; you often see a demolition site where all that remains is a solitary spirit house.
Nicola and Geddes Gallery will transform 18 Malden Road into a shelter for community memories and a shrine for spirits of place, exhibiting local archives from Holborn Library, sourcing memories through interactive events for both community & passing visitors, with workshops, film screenings, installations & exhibitions of memories & artworks.
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