Happy are those who see beauty in modest spots where others see nothing. Everything is beautiful; the whole secret lies in knowing how to interpret it.
Camille Pissarro (1893) quoted in Gillian Tindall’s “The Fields Beneath The history of One London Village [Kentish Town]”
Transition Kentish Town and Transition Tufnell Park have brought together 7 artists to explore this field, working on the idea of the hidden images and hidden beauty which can emerge from a background of the mundane things which might otherwise be overlooked. Through a range of media the artists interpret this secret beauty, and develop ideas of visual ambiguity and aesthetics, bringing forth unexpected form for “those who see where others see nothing”.
The works will be on display in the UnShop pop-up, formerly a pound shop and now a space dedicated to non-commercial means of enriching the life of the inhabitants of Kentish Town and those who come to visit it.
The Artists: Jerome Beresford, Corrina Eastwood, Danny Pockets, Jennifer Roberts, Liz Sheridan, Steve Smith, Michi Suzuki.
About the curator: Liz Sheridan has recently returned from curating a fringe event at the Venice Art Biennale (see www.invasivealienspecies.wordpress.com) and works closely with East London-based TangentProjects (www.tangentprojects.org)
Dates: 2nd –23rd September 2011
Address: 16 Fortess Road, Kentish Town, NW5 2EU
Opening times: 2pm-6pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday