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'THAT OLD CHESTNUT'

A celebration of Chestnut Avenue

Private View Tues 23rd Jan 6.30 – 8.30

Tues 23rd Jan – Sat 3rd Feb 2018

Open 11am – 5pm Tues – Sat.

 

"That Old Chestnut" January 23rd - February 3rd is a mixed media exhibition celebrating the beauty of Chestnut Avenue on Tooting Common. Treasured by many, but cut down in September 2017, the trees have been lovingly recorded through paintings, drawings, prints, photographs and film. This fascinating exhibition not only provides a final glimpse of Chestnut Avenue but is an outstanding example of a community striving together to protect a cherished local landmark.

A percentage of all sales will go to Trees for Cities http://treesforcities.org/about-us/. 
If you are interested in exhibiting work, please click on this link and complete the form - https://goo.gl/forms/bRGJFlhPnXKfic7H3

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Owen Calvert - MONO
6th to 17th February 2018
Open 11am to 5pm Tuesday to Saturday
Private View Monday 5th February, 5.45 - 8.45pm

 

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MONO. - a collection of black and white photographs that explore how architecture and the urban landscape have an impact on the human psyche. From the foreboding and uncompromising concrete forms of Brutalism (notably the Barbican Estate and the National Theatre) to the mesmerising textures of England's architectural landmarks (Tate Modern and the Bull Ring), architecture shapes and defines the urban environment. Whilst these structures evoke a sense of sublimity within the city, they cannot help but remind us of our insignificance as we dwell and linger inside the metropolis.

The photographs in MONO. evoke the sense of isolation, showing shadowy and solitary individuals that become marginalised by the overpowering concrete in a clustered and chaotic urban environment.

 

BIO. - Owen Calvert is a semi-professional photographer living and working in London.

Owen's late father, also an avid photographer, used to say 'it is a monochrome world' – perhaps indicating perpetuity or perhaps an absence of colour. Inspired by this simple phrase, and following in his father's own steps, Owen's images primarily present a milieu of black and white with myriad greys in between.

Specialising in both brutalist and modernist architectures and in environmental portraiture, Owen has developed a substantial portfolio and a distinct style. He continues to advance where his father left off.

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