Hectified1. May - 31. May 14 / ended Curious Duke Gallery
Monday - Friday 11:30 - 6:30, Saturday 12-4, closed Sunday
Tannaz Oroumchi's first UK solo show, Hectified
Curious Duke Gallery are proud to present Tannaz Oroumchi's first UK solo show Hectified. Monochromatic visions of London twirl and bubble as
Artist and Architect Oroumchi reveals a re-imagined city. The staid masses of buildings that make up the Capital's City district are torn down giving the land new purpose; the City becomes a playground for us to work and live in. Oroumchi will be showing 1st - 31st May, with ambitious new pieces focusing on St. Paul's and the Square Mile of the City, including CDG's Whitecross Street home.
Following her residency at Curious Duke Gallery in August 2013, Oroumchi will be taking over the gallery for one month with her solo show Hectified. Refusing to accept London as static in layout, Oroumchi draws over existing maps of the City, onto thin film to conceive a new city for modern living. Seeing the Capital as a playing ground for change and hecification; a word of Oroumchi's own making- hectify means to envisage, or re-imagine, a space by drawing over the existing design and breaking up what exists to start again with carefully drawn plans. It is this concept of new balance that the Architect-Artist has applied to her own practice, asking the question, how could we be using the City to work, live and play in? For instance London Bubble questions our use of the Thames and its bridges; can we not imagine foot bridges as circular platforms reaching out over the Thames for community areas? According to Oroumchi the City could be a fluid space, rather than static and staid.
Tannaz Oroumchi's first UK solo show will see new work that not only continues with the labyrinthine City, but the swirling roads around St Paul's Cathedral that butt against the river Thames, the angular spikes of Oxford Street and the stretch of community around Whitecross Street will take pride of place at Curious Duke Gallery this May.
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