Saturday, May 30, 2015

Artists in Wonderland

Artists in Wonderland

an exhibition at Espacio Gallery
2-14 June, 2015
A Private View will be held on Thursday 4th June from 6–9 pm with special performances.
Running for 12 days the exhibition includes tea parties and talks for visitors.

'More Cake'
by Julie Caves
One cake with currants, prism, photography, digital printing.

'Alas For Poor Alice'
by Julie Caves
15-inch high door made of card, glue and acrylic paint
installed behind existing gallery curtain

Performances & Events
*At the preview evening on June 4th illustrator H Locke will be in character for a riddle performance of 'Drink Me'. 
*On Saturdays June 6th and 13th we will have tea and cakes 2-4 pm.
*On Sunday June 7th we will have dramatic readings of Lewis Carroll's poetry at regular intervals by Wayne Pottinger. Approximate times: 1:45 to 2pm, 2:45 to 3pm and 3:45 to 4pm.
*On Thursday 11th June at 7pm there will be a talk by Mark Richards, Chairman of the Lewis Carroll Society (1998-2013)- 'Alice's Journey from Spoken Story to Gallery Wall'.

Animation by Peter Lang.

One of Whitechapel Gallery's top 5 First Thursday Exhibitions!

Curiouser and Curiouser!

Eleven contemporary artists from Spain, the USA and the UK have immersed themselves in the worlds Lewis Carroll created in his two books Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass and have timed this exhibition of their work to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the first publication of the books. From tiny details through to sweeping concepts, each artist has approached the ideas presented in 'Alice' from surprisingly different angles: from an interactive, mechanical sculpture, intricate drawings, complex prints and alarming sculpture through to imaginative character portraits, disorienting paintings and 3D-printed sculpture.

Participating artists: Graham Asker, Julie Caves, Mireia Donat Melús, Valerie Gladwin Montgomery, Esperanza Gómez-Carrera, Nick Hazzard, Ruth Jones, Peter Lang, Matt Smith, Liz Whiteman Smith, Sara Wickenden.

Espacio Gallery, 159 Bethnal Green Road, London, E2 7DG. Free entry.
Open from 2nd – 14th June, 1–7pm daily apart from Sundays 1–5pm. Shut Mondays.

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For further information:

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