Charged Atmospheres – Alison Marchant
A new exhibition at The Room – 33 Holcombe Road, London N17 9AS
Sat 30 September – Sunday 12 November, 2017
Private View – Saturday 30 September from 6pm – 9.30pm.
Alison Marchant presents a selection of found archival photographs dating back to the 1970s. They depict the interiors of dilapidated stately homes and country cottages.The aged, mottled surface of the photographs echoes the walls and ceilings of the interiors. The dressing table has lost its mirror image, its reflection. While on a metaphorical level these derelict empty buildings, symbols of inherited prosperity in ruin, exist along side another suggested world of homelessness, squatting and sleeping rough.
Alison Marchant studied at The Slade School of Art UCL. International shows include The Photographers Gallery, London; Camden Arts Centre; Ffotogallery, Cardiff; Manchester Cornerhouse; Franklin Furnace, New York; and Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art. Collections include : The Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre London; Maureen Paley, London; The Third Eye Corporation, Tokyo; and Franklin Furnace at MOMA, New York.
The exhibition includes:
three analogue monochrome 3′ x 4′ prints on colour paper, mounted on canvas and stretchers.
one 2′ x 3′ print on colour paper, mounted on canvas and stretchers.
one 8′ x 10′ monochrome analogue print, wall mounted.
Viewing by appointment – 0208 801 8577 – 075340 92970
The Room, 33 Holcombe Road, N17 9AS
Events: (more details at The Room website/Poetry and Performance)
XXXXXX7.30 pm Saturday 14 October: Performance Evening with Lee Triming and JoJo Taylor
xxxxxxx x7.30 pm Saturday 4 November: Poetry Reading with
Donald Gardner – to celebrate Donald’s Grey Suit chap-book – Early Morning
Tim Dooley – to celebrate Tim’s Eyewear publication – Weemoed
Anthony Howell – to celebrate his High Window Press publication – From Insidex
Sarah Wardle will also be reading from her Bloodaxe collection – Beyond
£5 entry, then donation for refreshments – for performance and poetry events.