To coincide with this year’s edition of Photo London fair at Somerset House, Fitzrovia galleries participating at the fair in the Discovery section will be open late on Tuesday 16th May 6.30-8.30pm, incorporating Private Views of exhibitions and book signings with the artists. There will also be an exhibition for the duration of Photo London at the recently restored and reopened Fitzrovia Chapel, offering visitors a special opportunity to see inside the stunning Grade II* listed building.
Participating galleries and spaces are:
grass, peonie, bum
Private View of the first solo show of young British photographer Maisie Cousins. Compelling images of the female body, her approach is hedonistic and performative as she explores topics such as sensuality, indulgence and body image. Maisie’s work comes from a desire to see femininity and sexuality in a positive and open way.
WEBBER GALLERY SPACE
Private View of solo show by Thomas Albdorf, winner of this year’s ING Award. There will also be a booksigning of the new publication with the artist at 8.30pm. Inspired by photographs of Yosemite National Park, the work toys with the question regarding the necessity of traveling to a place that has been photographed innumerable times, the need to record additional photographs.
THE FITZROVIA CHAPEL
Icons of Time
Private View of Japanese photorgapher Tomohiro Muda’s exhibition Icons of Time - Memories of the Tsunami, a photographic record of artefacts left behind in the wake of the tsunami. The Fitzrovia Chapel has an evocative history as the chapel for the old Middlesex Hospital. Today it is open once again to the community and will provide a beautifully reflective and thought-provoking setting for the exhibition.