Thursday, 12 December 2013

Back to Front: Nettie Wakefield and Ed Haslam

Back to Front is a two-person exhibition of drawings by Nettie Wakefield and Edward Haslam presented by Something in the attic, a pop up gallery based in London. 

Both artists have worked in conjunction for the first time to produce a new body of figurative portraits revealing the front and back of their subjects. Nettie’s work captures a focused representation of the back of the head, a lucid snapshot of reality, whilst Edward’s work subtly subverts reality, exploring an area of the face that is disconnected from the figure. 

The collaboration brings vigour to their respective style, as they play off one another’s ideas in a dialogue that runs through this series of drawings. The intriguing range of subjects who sat for the artists will be revealed in the exhibition. Some were brief encounters, formed on a bus or at a cafĂ©; others have a longstanding history with the artists.

There will be an 8 hour soundtrack played alongside the exhibition each day which has been produced by several artists including Nick Hadfield and Andrew Ashong. 

The exhibition continues until Saturday 14th December. Opening times are Monday - Friday 10am-6pm and Saturday 14th December from 12-5.30pm. 

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Something in the attic comes to Nancy Victor

Love Never Dies by Erin Petson

Artist and Illustrator Erin Petson presented 'Love Never Dies', a solo show of recent works from Thursday 28th November - Tuesday 3rd December at Nancy Victor. 
Image courtesy of Jonathan Peek
Erin's illustrations have a delicate and provocative, almost paper doll effect. Her images are edgy and powerful yet simultaneously ethereal and her genuine love of drawing, montage and markmaking comes through every single one of her pieces.
                                                          Image courtesy of Jonathan Peek
On the opening evening Erin live sketched a couple of models for her audience. She has achieved international acclaim for her works of art that are immediately recognisable. Her first commissions included Stella McCartney and Tank Magazine. Recent clients include Dior, Vogue, Loro Piana, Mother, Victoria Beckham, Swarovski and many more.
You can follow Erin's work at 
 Image courtesy of Jonathan Peek
 Image courtesy of Jonathan Peek

Image courtesy of Jonathan Peek