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, 29 April 2012

New VULPES exhibition opens 19th May

19th to 27th May 2012

Fri-Sun 12-6 or by appointment

Opening view: Saturday 19th May 6.30pm 10pm

Screening: 'On/off States' by Elaine Reynolds, Saturday 19th May 9.30pm

Project Space

Inbal Strauss//Elaine Reynolds//Rowena Hughes


Ed Sanders

The project space hosts the work of three artists who engage with construction, industrial design and function in terms of functionless-ness.

In the video works of Elaine Reynolds we are confronted by landscapes in transition. A rural area blighted by urban ruins and an inverted archaeological site become expressions of a wider cultural condition. Light is employed as a significant material; measured illuminations either enact or allude to communicative coding systems.

With her superfluous machines, Inbal Strauss plays with the beauty of functionless industrial design. Though some objects are made mystical through the imagination of their possible uses, others perhaps take us to the aesthetically irresistible yet somehow useless end-point of desire led consumerism.

Rowena Hughes's production method creates chance compositions, which see her confide in a process, a system of design, defined by rules with uncertain outcomes. The resulting prints, balancing control or lack of control, alternate between faith and reason.

For the stairwell leading to the project space artist Ed Sanders has been invited to design a wall mounted banner. Sanders lives and works in Norwich and has recently held his first solo exhibition there at OUTPOST Gallery. His current work comprises paintings of both repeated shapes in relaxed patterns, and geometric figuration, which share a distinctive colour pallet of cold green-blues. Hung in the glass fronted stairwell his response, crossed by handrails, will overlook the heavy worked industrial estate of Rigg Approach. 

Vulpes Vulpes

14 Rigg Approach
London, E10 7QN

image: Inbal Strauss (left) Elaine Reynolds (right) 

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