Exhibition

FALLS THE SHADOW

10 Nov 2011 – 17 Dec 2011

Event times

12pm-6pm Wednesday to Saturday

Roaming ROOM

London
England, United Kingdom

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  • Buses to Baker St
  • Tube: Baker St or Bond St
  • Marylebone Station

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Huge chalk on blackboard wall drawings fill the gallery alongside exquisite smaller ink drawings on paper

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Emma Stibbon's work in this exhibition looks at history and collapsed empires. In ‘Falls the Shadow' the artist presents the city as a symbol of both memory and amnesia. She is interested in the dialogue between two periods; that of Ancient Rome and Mussolini's Fascist plans for the city. Her focus looks at how architecture is appropriated to lend credibility to new regimes. The shadow of classical antiquity cast on Western civilization ominously stretches into present times The very large drawings in this exhibition echo the monumentality of Roman architecture. A series of smaller ink on paper drawings reflect on Rome as a site of overlaying ideologies - the ultimate collapsed empire, leading to reflections on endeavour, vanity, frailty and impermanency. Emma Stibbon was Derek Hill scholar at the British School at Rome from Oct — Dec 2010.

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