Paintings by Sue Spaull
Collages by Sirpa Pajunen-Moghissi
Poems by Wynn Wheldon
KNOW ONE is an exhibition of images and words, an exercise in imaginary reconstruction. Three artists – two painters and a poet – have picked one name from a memorial or gravestone from each of London’s ‘magnificent seven’ Victorian cemeteries: Kensal Green, West Norwood, Highgate, Abney Park, Nunhead, Brompton and Tower Hamlets. With a little research each character has been reimagined and in some sense reinvented. This is not an attempt at resurrection, but rather a way of bending memory to the present. To walk through a cemetery�is to walk through a community of unknown, but completed, and now largely forgotten lives. Know One asks us to do a little remembering, even if that requires fictional accounts of lost lives. Memories, even our own, perhaps especially our own, are often false. We create narratives of our lives that seen from an objective viewpoint might be unrecognizable. Our subjects, our no-ones, stand for all those forgotten lives, our own (as they will be in due course) included.
This exhibition is part of Crouch End Open Studios and during Saturday and Sunday you have a chance to meet 34 artists exhibiting around Crouch End.
Free entry to all venues to view and buy original artwork, including ceramics, printmaking, photography, painting, sculpture and mixed media. Studios Open from 12-6pm, May 13th/14th 2017
You can also visit the Crouch End Open Studio ‘taster’ show:
Original Gallery, Hornsey Library, Haringey Park, N8 9JA:
Friday 12th and Monday 15th May : 1-7pm
Sat13th May 1-5 pm
Sun 14th May 12-4 pm
More information about Crouch End Open Studios visitwww.crouchendopenstudios.org.uk