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The Years Lie in Wait For You….
3 July 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 23 July 2021 @ 11:30 pmFree
The Years Lie in Wait for you… July 1st
show continues til closing party 23rd July 2021
The Gallery is open by appointment and on Fri9th Sat10th thurs15th fri16th sat17th, thurs22nd, fri23rd . 6pm- 10pm.
Please book a place for the closing party on the Friday 23rd.below. Please text/ ring before coming 07753702910.
Julia Maddison – the mask
Nathalie Frost – Nina Hamnett’s dress
A series of hand-made objects pulled from the soul of each maker… Objects, Prints, t towels, disco balls and t shirts for sale
The years lie in wait for you
Taking their title from a Dora Maar quote, three artists, working with textiles, thread and the flotsam of forgotten lives, piece together narratives of what might have been.
Described by the Art Car Boot Fair as “the thinking woman’s Tracey Emin”, Maddison collects, reworks and subverts the flotsam of forgotten lives, and is gradually building a kind of museum of domestic misery. She is currently working on the curation of Mother’s Ruin, a group exhibition to be held in a disused gin distillery in east London. It is her long held ambition to run a shop along the lines of the one in Bagpuss; full of found oddments, fragments and personal ephemera, none of which are for sale.
I combine collected fragments with textiles, found objects and stitching. Reimagining and transforming is at the heart of my practice whilst promoting stitched art as art. I am constantly evolving, challenging and exploring, pushing forward to see life in new ways with each project. It’s important to me that through work I celebrate women artists from the past, from 18th century lace makers to almost forgotten painters. I wish to provide next generations with information for them to continue to explore and investigate, and in doing so keep the work of inspiring female creatives alive.
“Taking something used that had a sense of history and giving it a new form has always been at the heart of Nathalie’s work.” – RECLAIM Magazine.
is a visual artist, art conservator specialising in textiles and an owner/curator of Studio ExPurgamento in Camden Town.
“Because I almost always start with an existing discarded object I don’t really feel like an originator of the final piece, more an enabler helping to bring about its emancipation from daily servitude. I like the tension between this organic, intuitive process and my other life as an art conservator, which relies on science and hard, verifiable fact, where the ideal result is to stop time and eliminate change. So I spend half my time treating objects as forensic evidence of human activity and the other half – suggesting that they are wholly unreliable”.