Miranda Benzies; Nicholas Borden; Marc Gooderham
Also featuring a painting by Michael Quirke
22nd Oct 2014 - 15th Nov 2014 PV Tuesday 21st Oct 2014
Three contemporary artists offer their impression of London, its streets, sights, people, and ever- changing landscape. Looking at the city as a mutable and vibrant space their look is an attempt to trace its marked affects.
In her series of paintings âLondon Faces', Benzies explores the correlation between people and cities, the architecture that is used and maintained by city dwellers over the centuries is anthropomorphically re-visioned. The buildings are viewed as the organs of the city, as if living proof of its inhabitancy over time. Blending into this way of seeing London, Miranda Benzies is also interested in the idea of legacy, suggesting the inherent human need to leave traces behind.
Brings his distinctly accessible and vibrantly painted views of London Street scenes to this exhibition the scenes are painted plein air and present a pleasing conjunction of the delightfully known and the curiously viewed. Leyden Gallery are delighted to exhibit the paintings and exquisite line drawings of Nick Borden in A London Eye. For this show the artist presents a newly commissioned painting made high above the city skyline in Petticoat Towers where the famous Middlesex Street, at the heart of Petticoat Lane Market, is seen anew.
Having always lived and worked in London, Marc Gooderham finds the city to be a perfect source of inspiration. In concentrating on the city's decaying and unique architecture, Gooderham manages to capture the singular beauty to be found in those neglected buildings that have fallen into disrepair, as the living city continues to evolve around them.
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