More about Beecholme

Beecholme is also the first postwar "mixed development" housing scheme in Hackney, with a mixture of houses and flats with the taller block having five storeys and containing one-bedroom and bedsit accommodation. It is featured in Volume 15 of Hackney History and was the site of Beecholme House, the family home of Maj. John André (d. 1780), who was executed as a British spy in the American War of Independence.

Sunday, 25 April 2010

VULPES "conversation" SUN 25 April 2pm, Prout Rd E5

Standard Candles 
Sunday 25th April, 2pm

DAVID BURROWS in conversation 
John Chilver, Yonatan Vinitsky and others

Vulpes Vulpes
Unit 4 Prout Road,
London, E5 9NP

Free entry, all welcome

The exhibition Standard Candles is conceived as a conversation about display, painting and periodisation. It features a diversity of works - by Gunter Reski, Simon Bedwell, John Chilver and Yonatan Vinitsky - that deal with these concerns through a shared obliqueness in approaching painting.
Standard Candle [SC] is the term used in astronomy to designate an object, such as a type of star, of supposedly known luminosity thats used as a benchmark in determining extreme distances by a comparison between absolute and apparent luminosity. As well as measuring space the SC is a distance indicator also for time, meaning the ultra-distant past from which light has travelled. The works in the show mark their relations to painting as mediated through tactics of display and (counter-)periodisation. The show considers the work done by painting as always also a matter of estimating and stylizing its distance from comparable past and future objects.

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