We are delighted to present Footfall Arts’ next exhibition at its residency at the Camden Peoples Theatre. We are excited and honored to be collaborating with such a creative venue with community values.
Mike Ballard’s practice spans painting, sculpture and video. The works explores the visual language of the everyday by finding interest in the unintentional abstract compositions from the urban environment and the territorial markers that divide public and private space. He is fascinated by the visual noise that the city’s infrastructure presents.
Karen David's multi-disciplinary practise examines themes and notations of mysticism with direct reference to the consumerism and the domestic through her use of materials, mediums and cultures such as tie-dye, crystals and dreamcatchers. David’s installation at Camden People’s Theatre; the Shirley MacLaine Meditation Space is an imaginary setting in reference to the actress Shirley MacLaine who is known for her New Age beliefs and her Spiritual Odessey 5 DAY cruise. This installation is situated within an ongoing project named The Viable Essence Foundation; a fictional commune in Colorado Springs, where the characters’ interests and beliefs inform David’s own art production.
Harry Fletcher's current practise references and questions the historic connotations surrounding the materiality of bronze. He depicts moments of connection and conflict through his investigation of the true properties of such an eteemed material, by creating three-dimensional forms by combining concrete, plastics and organic matter. His interest in environmental and physical conflict is manifested in his recasting process of production: by digging into the exposed earth to formulate moulds for his sculptures, he forces a bind between the manmade and natural.
Anna Lytridou combines shapes and elements from landscapes and architecture of Cyprus and the UK, creating a new imaginary and experimental environment. Certain elements emphasise the quality of the lines, the transparency as well as the relationships between shapes and colours. All this allows her to create an object, define space and generate depth. Lytridou is interested in the way in which physical space becomes contracted in two dimensions. She emphasises this by layering, combining and compressing material such as metal rods, inks, marker pens and threads to assert an alternately geometrical, narrative and urban environment.