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Present in the Past: Renovation and Revival in King’s Cross Central
Weekdays 5–25 February 2015
Viewings by appointment, details below.
Collyer Bristow, 4 Bedford Row, London WC1R 4TF
Jerwood Drawing Prize winner and Royal College of Art lecturer Anne Howeson’s solo exhibition of 30 drawings turns King’s Cross/St Pancras (the largest area of urban redevelopment in Europe) into a palimpsest. Places and fragments are appropriated from imagery hidden in London print archives – including the London Metropolitan Archives, Museum of London and the Foundling Museum – and subverted in scale, context and content.
The digitally reprinted images are rubbed out and re-drawn, becoming new works evoking a sense of passing time through a mixture of memory and invention. The unbuilt places of the future and disappeared buildings from the past are imagined and revisited. Part document, part fiction, the work presents architectural regeneration as inevitable, while considering its effect on the environment and communities of today.
Appointments to view can be arranged by calling +44 (0)7807 676499
Artist’s Talk with Jeremy Smith Archivist from L.M.A Archives: Tuesday, 10 February, 6.00–6.30p.m: Conversations with Archives – working with archival images towards new creative projects.
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