Grossman curates at thenunnery
Gordon Cheung Giles Corby Silke Dettmers Robin Dixon Mandy Hudson Lee Maelzer Tanya Millard Jon Purnell Nicolene Van Harskamp
Private view - Friday June 18th 2004
Bow Arts Trust is honoured to be working with the TV personality, Loyd Grossman, who has devised, presented, written or produced many tv programmes including Through The Keyhole (1983-2002), MasterChef (1990-2000) and most recently the series The History of British Sculpture (2003).
This years Bow Arts Trust summer exhibition, ‘Through The City’, selected by Loyd Grossman, follows the diverse work of 9 artists who are inspired by the urban environment.
Becks Futures 2004 nominee Nicoline Van Harskamp painstakingly seeks out and documents people who look eerily alike. Gordon Cheung constructs surreal urban landscapes from collage material originating from London Underground maps, Financial Times stock share listings and photos. Jon Purnell’s video piece ‘Haunted Tate’ follows the art group Cack-U-Like on a journey to the Tate Modern dressed in ghostly white bed sheets. Tanya Millards displays her obsessive records of London bus routes. Lee Maelzer shows her masterfully rendered paintings of demolished and condemned buildings. Giles Corby exhibits sculptures depicting melting cityscapes. Silke Dettmers creates precarious structures from reclaimed wood. Robin Dixon’s paintings of uninhabited industrial landscapes are skilfully minimal adding to the atmosphere of desolation. Mandy Hudsons paintings of paving stones with leaves and plant matter scattered across them reveal beauty and nature in the urban environment.
On the 18th of June, Loyd will open ‘Through The City’ at the Nunnery gallery, in London's East End. The show will run for one month until the 17th July. During the same opening event over 100 established and upcoming artists at Bow Arts Trust will open their studios to the public for the weekend of the 19th and 20th of June.
More than 1500 people are expected to attend the opening party and private view.
Nunnery: Through The City opening event 18th June 6.30- 9.30. Until 17th July,
Open: Thurs- Sat, 1-5pm
Open Studios: opening event 18th June 6.30 until late, 19th and 20th June, 1-6pm